AER White Paper – Green Paper submission notes regulatory regime can accommodate transformations underway in energy sector

The Australian Energy Regulator has made a submission to the Energy White Paper – Green Paper. The White Paper will set out the Australian Government’s position on energy policy going forward.

Electricity networks are entering a period of fundamental change. Drivers such as demand uncertainty, network cost pressures, the need to integrate renewable generation and electric vehicles, and the change brought about by new technologies, will impact the way energy is delivered to and by consumers in the future.

The AER finds that the current regulatory framework can accommodate changes in technology and market developments, and enables competition. The framework has also been strengthened by recent reforms and our Better Regulation guidelines.

Issued date: 
3 December 2014
AER reference: 
AC 200/14