On 29 September 2011, AEMC gave notice under section 99 of the National Electricity Law of the making of the "Efficiency Benefit Sharing Scheme and Demand Management Expenditure by Transmission Businesses" draft Rule and draft Rule determination.

The Commission has considered the rule change proposal from the Ministerial Council on Energy regarding the exclusion of non-network alternative expenditure from the operating expenditure that is subject to the Efficiency Benefit Sharing Scheme applicable to Transmission Network Service Providers. The Commission has decided to make a draft Rule in response to the Rule change request.

 The AEMC is inviting submissions on the draft Rule determination and the draft Rule by 10 November 2011.