Overview

Type
Sector
Electricity
Segment
Distribution
Transmission
Region
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
South Australia
Tasmania
Status
Historical
Date initiated
Effective date
Categories
Ring fencing guideline

This Guideline has been superseded.

On 17 October 2017 the AER published the final amended Ring-fencing Guideline (Guideline) and Explanatory Statement.

Background

On 4 July 2017, we published our proposed Draft Amended Ring-fencing Guideline and accompanying Explanatory Statement.

The Guideline amendment process is intended to address the need for improved clarity of certain terms and definitions used in the Guideline and to address unintended consequences stemming from the way the Guideline is presently drafted. This will facilitate compliance with the Guideline by electricity distributors by 1 January 2018. It is not intended to reconsider other aspects of the Guideline or look at any broader changes.

Proposed changes in the Draft Amended Ring-fencing Guideline cover the following aspects:

  • definition of a ‘related electricity service provider’
  • branding
  • emergency response
  • information disclosure
  • staff sharing registers
  • sharing of information
  • obligations on contractors to DNSPs, and
  • other minor changes.