Embedded Network Managers in Queensland: What’s the Deal?

Embedded Network Managers in Queensland: What’s the Deal?

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Embedded Network Managers in Queensland: What's the Deal? In a previous post, we looked at the Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2018 (the 'Bill'). Today we want to update you on the progress of the Bill and answer the key question: Do consumers in QLD have power of choice? Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash By Connor James, Compliance Quarter.  In our previous post, we discussed the Bill and noted that: The accepted view is that the effect of this provision (section 23 (2)) prevents residents in embedded networks from fitting the definition of ‘customer’. Therefore, the current law leaves it unclear as to whether embedded network customers in Queensland have the power to change to a retailer of their choice under the National Electricity Law. Section 23…
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The QLD Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2018

The QLD Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2018

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On 15 February, the Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2018 was introduced to the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. The Bill seeks to make three key changes to the regulation of the sale of electricity in Queensland. [caption id="attachment_3191" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by David Clode on Unsplash[/caption] By Alex Silcock, Compliance Quarter. Removal of the Non-reversion Policy for Small Customers: Over 10 years ago, in an effort to increase competition, the Queensland Government introduced legislation specific to the government-owned retailer Ergon Retail. The effect of that law was to prevent customers in areas of regional Queensland who had switched retailers, from switching back to Ergon. The proposed amendments to the National Energy Retail Law Queensland Application Act will…
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