AEMC: final rule contestability of energy services

“The AEMC today made a final rule to support a competitive market in ‘behind the meter’ batteries and other distributed energy resources by limiting distribution network businesses’ ability to own and control these assets…

…Under the final rule, distribution network businesses will be restricted from earning regulated returns on distributed energy resources installed behind the meter. Distribution businesses will still be able to access these resources to help run the network more efficiently – but they will need to buy these services from the consumer or the consumer’s energy service provider.

This final rule has been made in response to rule change requests from the COAG Energy Council and the Australian Energy Council to support the development of a competitive market in behind the meter energy resources as the electricity system transforms.”

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