The AEMC has extended the period of time in which it must make the final rule determination on the Distribution Network Planning and Expansion Framework rule change request to 11 October 2012.

In response to the draft rule determination, the Commission received nine submissions some of which included detailed information, from a range of stakeholders. To ensure that the issues raised by stakeholders in their submissions can be given detailed consideration, the Commission has extended the period of time for making the final rule determination by an additional three weeks.