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 provided background on the proposed guidelines and discussed issues for consideration, with questions to guide submissions.