The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has commenced consultation on a draft guideline on the imposition of additional or more onerous requirements, procedures or standards (Draft Guideline). The Draft Guideline sets out the matters the AER has to consider before deciding on the allocation of costs of any additional or more onerous requirements, procedures or standards imposed pursuant to clause 8.7.2(g) of the National Electricity Rules (NER). The Draft Guideline and Consultation paper is available at the AER's website.
The process followed by the AER will be as follows:
- Publication of notice of commencement of consultation and call for submissions – 15 November 2010.
- Publication of draft report and call for submissions on the draft report – 1 February 2011.
- Publication of the Guideline – 29 March 2011.
The AER invites comments on this Draft Guideline. The closing date for submissions is Friday 31 December 2010. Submissions can be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ‘Submission on draft guideline — attention Sonja Eibl’ or by mail to:Mr Tom Leuner
AER – Markets Branch
GPO Box 520
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Subject to any confidentiality claims, the AER is required by clause 8.9(g) of the NER to make available to all consulted persons, on request, copies of any material submitted. Submissions received will be made available on the AER’s website.