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Submission to the ACCC Energy Rules Framework Consultation Paper on Consumer Data Right for Energy


Energy Consumers Australia

The Consumer Data Right (CDR) for Energy is an important reform that will help provide consumers with the information and tools they need to respond to opportunities in a rapidly changing energy marketplace. Consumers are no longer simply required to choose a provider of their energy services but also which plan structure will best suit their needs. Consumers also face an environment where their decisions about the purchase and operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) interacts with their market choices of supplier[1].

We have embraced the opportunity presented by the economy-wide Consumer Data Right for the clarity and extensibility it provides. We are, however, concerned that the ACCC’s proposed Rules Framework will frustrate consumers wishing to access their meter data for the currently known use cases. Our preference remains an economy-wide approach.

Read our full submission to the ACCC here.

[1] DER includes controllable loads (e.g. hot water, air-conditioning, pool pumps), generation (e.g. solar PV) and storage (e.g. batteries, EVs).

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