Frequently Asked Questions on the Energy Consumer Data Right (Client Update)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Treasury have been progressing policy work on the implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the energy sector. In this update we respond to some ...
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Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund Microgrids 2019-20
The Australian Commonwealth Government has announced a fund designed to support feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost-effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia. The program will fund projects between $100,000 ...
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When are businesses allowed to collaborate to purchase electricity collectively? The latest ACCC decision
Last month the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its Draft Determination and Interim Authorisation for the Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) to collectively purchase electricity.[1] In this update we look at the mechanism ...
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Attention all caravan parks, strata and other embedded networks: Do you hold all the correct exemptions to sell and distribute energy?
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has just announced $40,000 in penalties for a caravan park operator for allegedly selling electricity to customers at caravan parks without holding either a retailer authorisation or appropriate retail exemptions, ...
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Demise of the Market Monitor
On 3 October 2019 IPART released its draft review of the performance and competitiveness NSW Electricity Market. A significant takeaway from the draft report is IPART’s recommendation that it be relieved of its role as ...
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Timeframes for the installation of electricity meters
With few exceptions, where a new connection to the National Energy Market is set up, or where an existing meter needs replacing, a retailer (through its Metering Coordinator) must replace that meter with a smart ...
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