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Submission to the draft determination for National Electricity Amendment (Technical Standards for Distributed Energy Resources) Rule 2020.

We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) National Electricity Amendment (Technical Standards for Distributed Energy Resources) Rule 2020 and National Energy Retail Amendment (Technical Standards for Distributed Energy Resources) Rule 2020 Draft Determination.

We believe that in the modern, flexible and resilient energy system we are building, any proposed actions that would impose external controls over technologies that empower consumers in how they use or generate energy require social licence. We are not convinced that the Australian Energy Market Operator’s proposal was the best approach to establishing the technical standards required for empowering consumers in this way.

We are broadly comfortable with the Draft rule determination, however we consider that the AEMC should consider an outcomes-based rather than prescriptive standards or otherwise allow for the mutual recognition of international standards.

Read our full submission here.

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