Classes of network exemption & applicable conditions

The following table sets out the conditions that apply to each deemed, registrable and individual class of network exemption. Validity of a network exemption is dependent on compliance with all applicable conditions. Refer to the current version of the AER's Electricity NSP Registration Exemption Guideline for the wording of each specific condition of exemption.

Class Activity Conditions
ND1

Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to fewer than ten small commercial/retail customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate.

Not applicable if an Embedded Network Manager is appointed (see exemption class NR1)

All conditions apply except 4.1.8
ND2

Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to fewer than ten residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate.

Not applicable if an Embedded Network Manager is appointed (see exemption class NR2)

All conditions apply except 4.1.8
ND3 Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to occupants of holiday accommodation on a short-term basis All conditions apply except 4.1.8
ND4 Metering installations (includes metering panels and associated sundry equipment but not including incoming sub-mains or outgoing service wiring) All conditions apply except 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4 to 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
ND5 All supply of energy via plug–in or rack mounted equipment in any premises. Includes NBN equipment in any premises with an input current rating not exceeding 3 amps AC All conditions apply except 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4 to 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
ND6 Persons supplying unmetered electricity to small customers in Queensland All conditions apply except 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.8
ND8 Persons supplying metered or unmetered to a related company All conditions apply except 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
ND9 Any supply of energy in conjunction with, or ancillary to, or to facilitate the provision of telecommunications services. Includes internet, telephone, mobile phone, fibre optic, hybrid fibre cable, television, radio, Wi–Fi or other communications technology All conditions apply except 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
ND10 Government agencies, other than housing authorities, supplying metered or unmetered energy to non–residential customers. Includes all public and private educational institutions All conditions apply except 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
NDO1 Off–market energy generation by equipment owned, operated or controlled by a third–party and connected to the NEM via a private electricity connection or equipment intended solely to provide emergency energy supply, or third–party renewable energy system providers Applicable conditions: 4.1 (except 4.1.8 and 4.1.10 to 4.1.12), 4.2, 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6
NDO2 Sites broadcasting television or radio signals and/or mobile communications Applicable conditions: 4.1.3, 4.1.6, 4.1.9, 4.1.12 and 4.5
NDO3 Electric vehicle charging stations within a private network (e.g. a privately owned charging station located in a public area, hotel, shopping centre, university, etc.) Applicable conditions: 4.1 (except 4.1.8, 4.1.10 and 4.1.11), 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
NDO4 Temporary supply for the construction and commissioning phase of building, civil, construction industrial, transport, mining or other projects Applicable conditions: 4.1 (4.1.3, 4.1.6 and 4.1.9), 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
NDO5 Electric traction systems supplying passenger or freight vehicles and associated infrastructure (i.e. rail networks) but not including commercial and/or retail activities Applicable conditions: 4.1.3, 4.1.6 and 4.1.9
NDO6 Large corporate entities Applicable conditions: 4.1 (4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3 and 4.1.9), 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6
NDO7 Residential, commercial and industrial sites where demand–side participation equipment and facilities are installed, including the owners and operators of the equipment and facilities Applicable conditions: 4.1 (except 4.1.8, 4.1.10 and 4.1.11), 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6
NR1

Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to ten or more small commercial/retail customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate.

Additionally, persons that have appointed an Embedded Network Manager who would otherwise meet the ND1 class activity description.

All conditions apply except 4.1.10 and 4.1.11
NR2

Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to ten or more residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate.

Additionally, persons that have appointed an Embedded Network Manager who would otherwise meet the ND2 class activity description

All conditions apply
NR3 Retirement villages supplying metered or unmetered energy to residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate All conditions apply
NR4 Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy in caravan parks, holiday parks, residential land lease parks and manufactured home estates to residents who principally reside there All conditions apply
NR5 Persons supplying metered energy to large customers All conditions apply
NR6 Persons supplying metered or unmetered energy to small customers at a site or premises adjacent to a site that they own, occupy or operate All conditions apply
NR7 Persons supplying unmetered energy to small commercial/retail customers at a site that they own, occupy or operate (closed to new applicants) All conditions apply except 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.10 and 4.1.11
NRO1 Off-market energy generation by equipment owned, operated or controlled by a third-party and connected to the NEM via a private network connection All conditions apply except 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
NRO2 On-market energy generation by equipment owned, operated or controlled by a third-party and connected to the NEM via a private network connection All conditions apply except 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
NRO3 Ongoing supply to a mining or primary production facility and associated residential, commercial, industrial, processing and ancillary support facilities in areas with restricted access to NEM supply All conditions apply except 4.1.10 to 4.1.12
NRO4 Industrial, commercial and 'mixed-use' facilities but not including residential or energy generation activity. Includes the metered or unmetered supply of energy under an agreed commercial scheme negotiated with large customers All conditions apply except 4.1.2, 4.1.10 and 4.1.11
NRO5 Metered energy onselling to customers in networks with metering infrastructure enabling access to full retail competition in a jurisdiction (closed to new applicants) All conditions apply
NRI Specific exemption of a network not otherwise described As determined by the AER on a case-by-case basis.