Under the National Energy Retail Law (Retail Law) and National Energy Retail Rules (Retail Rules) the AER is required to publish guidelines in relation to Compliance, Performance Reporting, Retail Pricing Information and the Retailer of Last Resort Plan. Final versions of those guidelines were published in accordance with the retail consultation procedure set out in r.173 of the Retail Rules in 2011. Following discussions with stakeholders the AER identified minor amendments that need to be made to these guidelines.
The notice of draft instrument outlining the proposed changes to each of the relevant guidelines was published on 27 April 2012 in accordance with the retail consultation procedures. Final amendments were approved on 15 June 2012.