AER seeks submissions on the draft Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism for electricity transmission networks

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released a draft transmission Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM) for consultation.

This mechanism provides an allowance to transmission network service providers to undertake innovative projects related to demand management. It focuses on encouraging electricity transmission networks to share project learnings across the industry and with consumers.

We initiated our consultation process for the development of the DMIAM by publishing an issues paper on 14 August 2020. After reviewing stakeholders’ submissions to the issues paper, we have prepared a draft DMIAM and an explanatory statement for consultation.

The AER invites stakeholders to submit their views and suggestions on the draft innovation allowance mechanism. This will assist the AER in finalising its final DMIAM by June 2021.

Invitation for submissions

The deadline for submissions is close of business Friday 12 February 2021. Please email your submissions to Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:

Ms Kami Kaur
Acting General Manager
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne VIC 3001

We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless otherwise requested. Parties wishing to submit confidential information should:

  • clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
  • provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.

All non-confidential submissions will be placed on our website. For further information regarding our use and disclosure of information provided to us, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy (October 2008).

Issued date: 
17 December 2020
AER reference: 
AC 173/20
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