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The future of electricity distribution network regulation – Information Paper


Energy Consumers Australia

The application of new generation and storage technologies to provide a distributed energy model has prompted consideration of the appropriate regulatory model for electricity distribution networks. This paper surveys the history of the current regulatory structure and the arguments made for a reconsideration of that position. The paper concludes that the natural monopoly characteristics of distribution networks are unchanged, but that the mechanisms for economic regulation can benefit from being more adaptive to change.

Read the full paper here.