On 7 December 2012 Trans Tasman Energy Group submitted a rule change request to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) to:
- require the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to apply the distribution consultation procedures when approving a cost allocation method;
- require cost allocation methods to include the numeric values of allocators; and
- amend the principles for access to negotiated services, regarding how prices are derived for negotiated distribution services.
These proposed rule changes sought to improve the ability of customers to negotiate with distribution businesses with respect to negotiated services.
On 21 March 2013 we provided a submission to AEMC's Rule change proposal consultation paper.
On 5 June 2013 we provided a submission supporting the AEMC’s draft rule determination to not make the proposed rule.