Overlooked Embedded Network Regulatory Obligations

Overlooked Embedded Network Regulatory Obligations

AU Energy Compliance
Embedded networks are privately owned electricity networks that serve multiple customers, typically, with a single connection point to the wider distribution network. The regulatory framework that applies to embedded networks is complex and it can be difficult for embedded network operators to understand and comply with their regulatory obligations. Below we examine some of the regulatory obligations, in those jurisdictions that have adopted the National Energy Customer Framework, that are commonly ‘overlooked.’ Register all Parties Each of the parties associated with an embedded network must register or be exempt. ‘This applies to the network owner or joint owners, a lease holder or legally appointed representatives if they have rights of control over the physical assets that comprise the electricity network.’ (Australian Energy Regulator, 2018b) Embedded network operators will typically register…
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The new Registration Guideline for Exempt Persons in Victoria

The new Registration Guideline for Exempt Persons in Victoria

AU Energy Compliance
Just as Victoria operates a distinct regulatory framework for retail licensing from the rest of the National Electricity Market, so too does Victoria operate a distinct framework for retail and network exemptions. Last year we discussed the new Victorian General Exemption Order setting out the latest rules in Victoria for embedded network exemptions, including price regulation (https://www.compliancequarter.com.au/embedded-network-operators-take-note-new-general-exemption-order-victoria/). [caption id="attachment_4476" align="aligncenter" width="4270"] Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash[/caption] By Dr Drew Donnelly, Regulatory Specialist, Compliance Quarter.  On 17 May, the Victorian Essential Services Commission (ESC) released a Registration Guideline setting out further requirements for entities seeking exemptions in Victoria.[1] Note, entities that are required to register, should register immediately (by 31 May 2018). Today we discuss the registration requirements in the guideline, including ways in which these requirements differ from requirements…
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