The AER may extend the time to amend a scheme such as DMEGCIS under r. 6.16(g) of the National Electricity Rules (NER).
On 17 September 2012, the AER decided to delay its final decision on its proposed DMEGCIS. The delay was considered necessary in order for the AEMC to finalise its Power of Choice review. The Power of Choice review addressed issues that are directly relevant to the AER’s DMEGCIS. In deciding to extend time to publish a final decision on its proposed DMEGCIS, the AER also considered submissions received on the proposed DMEGCIS. These submissions suggested the AER incorporate changes resulting from the Power of Choice review to strengthen the incentives created through a DMEGCIS.