Market Review: Open

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The AEMC has initiated the seventh annual review of retail energy competition in the national electricity market (NEM).
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The AEMC has initiated the seventh annual review of retail energy competition in the national electricity market (NEM). The review focuses on small customers in retail energy markets, which includes residential and small business consumers. It will consider how competition is evolving and provide an overview of the current state and future development of retail competition across the NEM.

The annual retail energy competition reviews are undertaken in accordance with agreed terms of reference by the COAG Energy Council. 

The information sheet sets out our proposed scope and approach for the 2020 review. While we are not seeking stakeholder submissions, we welcome comments on our focus and approach for the 2020 review by 28 February 2020. 

We are seeking submissions on our electric vehicle issues paper. It seeks stakeholders views regarding if retail competition is resulting in innovation related to the efficient use and uptake of electric vehicles and whether there are retail regulatory barriers that inhibit efficient uptake and use. 

We are seeking submissions on two issues papers regarding consumer protections in an evolving market (research topics 1 and 2 of the 2020 review). See the project page for more information and issues papers here.

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