In August 2017, the AER, Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and Energy Consumers Australia announced a joint initiative to explore ways to improve sector engagement and identify opportunities for regulatory innovation. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that customers’ preferences drive energy network businesses proposals and regulatory outcomes.
The project has included the development of a model for a different approach to revenue resets which is being trialed by AusNet Services. This is a process of ‘learning by doing’ and alongside it the project team is conducting a live engagement process of consultation to refine the proposed approach from the lessons of the trial and further contributions from stakeholders. This includes releasing project monitoring and insights reports at significant milestones.
The first monitoring and insights reports, covering the period of the establishment of the Customer Forum, are now available on the AER’s website (see quick links).
AusNet has released the Customer Forum’s Interim Engagement Report and a Draft Proposal which they are now consulting on (see quick links)
If you would like to receive updates throughout this consultation process, please register your interest at: RegulatoryInnovation@aer.gov.au
If you would like further information on Energy Consumers Australia’s involvement contact David Havyatt on 02 9220 5508 or at david.havyatt@energyconsumersaustralia,com.au