The ESB was tasked to develop the National Electricity Rules (the Rules) necessary to implement the Obligation. The final Rules came in to effect on 1 July 2019.
As set out in the Rules, the AER is responsible for developing a number of Guidelines on certain aspects of the RRO.
As set out in Rule 11.116.5, the AER must make and publish final Opt-in Guidelines by 30 June 2020. It will not be possible for parties to opt-in prior to the AER publishing this guideline, even if a reliability instrument has already been made.
The guideline will set out the opt-in process, including the information to be contained within the opt-in register, the processes for registering, deregistering or amending registration, and the criteria for assessing opt-in eligibility.
On 23 September 2019 the opt-in issues paper was released for consultation.
Submissions on the Opt-in issues paper closed on 1 November 2019.