Electricity ring-fencing guideline - October 2017

Sector: 
Category: 
Ring fencing guideline
Status: 
Date initiated: 
4 July 2017
Effective date: 
17 October 2017
Contact: 
General inquiries - Ring-fencing ringfencing@aer.gov.au

Overview

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.