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Submission to AEMC regarding Unlocking CER Benefits Through Flexible Trading


Energy Consumers Australia

The flexible trading arrangement (FTA) rule change, proposed by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), has been positioned as a way consumers can access more value from their CER, by incentivising flexible demand that can support the operation of the system, while not needing to change their behaviour for their everyday electricity use.

In order to thoroughly consider the proposed rule change, we engaged Baringa to assess the benefits of the FTA proposal from a consumer perspective. Noting the Baringa assessment, in our view there is value in enabling choice of different service providers for the electricity supplied to the household or small business premise, and for charging electric vehicles or their “vehicle to X” generation.

We support the proposed outcomes of the rule change, to increase the value of CER for consumers and the system overall, though the proposed mechanisms do raise challenges of how to achieve this at least cost and complexity.

Read our full submission here

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