Standardised models for regulated metering services

Date initiated: 
25 October 2021
AER General Inquiries
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We are responsible for the economic regulation of metering services in the national energy market. The types of regulated metering services vary across jurisdictions, which can include the maintenance, reading, data services and recovery of capital costs related to installing meters.

On 25 October, we opened consultation on the preliminary standardised models for regulated metering services. Submissions closed on 19 November. The standardised metering models are intended to replace the specific models currently used by distribution network service providers (distributors).

Standardised metering models will streamline our assessment processes and improve the efficiency, accuracy and transparency of our determinations. Standardised models that include only key information in a simple and consistent format across regulatory proposals may also provide stakeholders such as retailers and end consumers greater scope to engage in our distribution determinations.

Have your say

We will be hosting an online public forum for stakeholders from 10.30am to 12.00pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 2 December 2021. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide further feedback on the standardised metering models.