Victorian Embedded Network ‘ban’: proposed changes to the embedded network regulatory framework in Victoria
On 11 January 2022, the expert panel appointed by the Victorian Government to review the policy position of banning embedded networks in residential settings published its final report. The recommendations, if implemented, will have a significant impact on embedded network operators in Victoria.
The report sets out the panel’s recommendations for implementing a ban and further considers how the ban should apply, or rather what changes should be made to the regulation, to legacy (existing) embedded networks.
On 12 January 2022, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that energy retailer CovaU Pty Ltd had paid $33,300 in penalties arising from three infringement notices issued for alleged contraventions of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 (the Code).
On 10 December 2021, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) published the Draft 2022 Integrated System Plan (ISP) (Draft ISP). This was subject to a ‘transparency review’ by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), released 7 January 2022. The Draft ISP is now in the consultation stages, prior to final publication in June 2022.
On 2 December 2021, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released its draft decision for minimum feed-in tariffs for solar exporters. It is anticipated that the
NB: The most recent guidelines for exempt energy sellers are contained in the AER (Retail) Exempt Selling Guideline dated March 2018. In February 2021, the
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its sixth report as part of its inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the