The AEMC has made a draft rule in relation to the Meter Read and Billing Frequency rule change request, proposed by Ergon Energy Queensland.

The draft rule provides retailers with greater opportunity to bill more small customers on a standing offer on the basis of actual consumption data. It does this by providing retailers with a window of time to receive a meter read from a Metering Data Provider before they are required to issue a bill. Bills based on actual consumption data give better information to small customers to help them make informed decisions about how they use energy and the new technologies they invest in.

Submissions to the draft determination and draft rule will close on 12 May 2016.