The Australian Energy Market Commission has today published a final rule determination and final rule for the Efficiency Benefit Sharing Scheme and demand management expenditure by transmission businesses rule change.

The final rule requires the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), in designing and implementing the EBSS, to consider the effects of the scheme on a TNSP's incentive for the implementation of non-network alternatives.

The final rule makes the EBSS arrangements for TNSPs on non-network alternative expenditure consistent with those for distribution network service providers.