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 on the question of whether stand-alone systems (micro grids) should be regulated under a national framework and, if so, how this should occur. AGL made this submission in response.