Distribution Service Classification Guidelines and Asset Exemption Guidelines

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.

On 16 February 2018, we commenced the consultation process by publishing an issues paper and inviting submissions from interested parties. The issues paper provides background on the proposed guidelines and discusses issues for consideration, with questions to guide submissions. Written submissions should be emailed to the AER at classificationguideline2018@aer.gov.au by no later than close of business on 16 March 2018.