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Consumer protections for 'behind the meter' electricity supply

Eleanor McCracken-Hewson
07 October 2016

In early 2016, the COAG Energy Council commenced the Energy Market Transformation work program.  This program aims to ensure regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose to cope with the effects of emerging technologies and to enable consumers to benefit from innovative services while mitigating any risks. It aims to ensure regulatory frameworks are flexible enough to support a successful transition of the electricity market to a future characterized by more and increasingly decentralized supply options.

It recently released a Consultation Paper seeking views on the design of an appropriate consumer protection framework in the context of the new business models and new technologies that have emerged for the sale of electricity to customers 'behind the meter.'  AGL made this submission to the consultation.