Incentivising and measuring export services performance

Service target performance incentive scheme
Demand management incentive scheme
Date initiated: 
5 August 2022
Effective date: 
1 March 2023
General enquiries - Export services review
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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is consulting on its approach to incentivising and measuring export service performance.

This forms part of a reform program to strengthen customer protections and our regulatory oversight of export services provided by distribution networks. These reforms follow the Australian Energy Market Commission’s recent rule change relating to access, pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources. This consultation jointly reviews on three interrelated reform workstreams, including:

  • whether incentive arrangements for export services are fit for purpose.
  • the development of performance metrics to include in our first annual DNSP export service performance report. These reports will consider, among other things, the relative performance of each DNSP in providing export services, DNSPs use of static zero export limits and performance relative to export tariff offerings.
  • how to best incorporate export services into our annual benchmarking report.

Have your say

We are now seeking submissions from interested stakeholders in response to the draft report on incentivising and measuring export service performance by Monday 30 January 2023.