On 19 December 2019 the AER published an Explanatory Note regarding the interaction between the Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline and the AEMC's Updating the Regulatory Framework for Stand-Alone Power Systems review and draft proposed rule changes. The Explanatory Note provides guidance to stakeholders on distributor-led SAPS under the service delivery model proposed by the AEMC may be affected by ring-fencing.
Stakeholders can use the information in this Explanatory Note to inform submissions to the AEMC on the Updating the Regulatory Framework for Stand-Alone Power Systems review and draft proposed rule changes. The AER will review submissions to the AEMC with a focus on issues raised in relation to ring-fencing. The AEMC and the AER will engage on this issue in the development of the final package of proposed draft rules to be provided in May 2020. We may update this Explanatory Note once the final rules for distributor-led SAPS are made.