AER invites submissions on Draft Opt-in Guideline for RRO

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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its Draft Opt-in Guideline for consultation and draft decision document, which responds to stakeholder submissions. The guideline is one of six guidelines that the AER will develop to set out how it will exercise its functions under the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO).

The draft guideline takes into account the matters set out in the National Electricity Rules concerning the operation of the opt-in measures under the RRO. Opt-in measures are intended to enable eligible large customers to opt-in to liability under the RRO. This will allow them to self-manage the obligations associated with their load, rather than having another entity, such as their retailer, manage these obligations on their behalf.

The AER will publish the Opt-in Guideline by June 30, 2020.

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It is inviting interested stakeholders to make written submissions in response to the draft guideline by the close of business April 9, 2020.

Submissions should be sent electronically to RRO@aer.gov.au with the following title in the email: For Consultation – Draft Opt-in Guideline.

Alternatively, submissions can be mailed to:

Ms Sarah Proudfoot
General Manager, Consumers and Markets Branch
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001

See the AER website for more information.