Distribution Service Classification Guidelines and Asset Exemption Guidelines

  • Accepting submissions
Date initiated: 
16 February 2018
Effective date: 
30 September 2018
General enquiries - Classification guideline classificationguideline2018@aer.gov.au


The AEMC has made a change to the NER to require us to prepare two new guidelines: a distribution service classification guideline and an asset exemption guideline. Both guidelines aim to make the regulatory process more transparent and effective and will apply across the NEM. We must publish the guidelines by 30 September 2018.

Invitation for submissions

Submissions on the draft version of the Asset Exemption Guideline and accompanying Explanatory Statement for electricity Distribution Network Service Providers are invited until 5pm AEST on 20 August 2018.


On 16 February 2018, we commenced the consultation process by publishing an issues paper and inviting submissions from interested parties. The issues paper provided background on the proposed guidelines and discussed issues for consideration, with questions to guide submissions.