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Review of the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems: issues paper

11 Sep 2018
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The AEMC is undertaking a review into the regulatory arrangements for stand-alone power systems under the National Electricity Law (NEL), the National Energy Retail Law (NERL) and associated rules. 

A stand-alone power system (SAPS) is an electricity supply arrangement that is not physically connected to the national grid. The term encompasses both microgrids, which supply electricity to multiple customers, and individual power systems, which supply electricity to a single customer. 

This review, requested by the COAG Energy Council, will look at the law and rule changes required to allow SAPS to be used where it is economically efficient to do so, while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards. 

The attached issues paper focuses on issues related to the transition of customers to off grid supply, and consumer outcomes for customers of DNSP-led stand-alone power systems.

Stakeholders are requested to provide submissions by 9 October 2018.

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