On 1 March 2015, the Commission published Version 69 of the National Electricity Rules to incorporate the following Rules:

  • National Electricity Amendment (Connecting embedded generators under Chapter 5A) Rule 2014

The rule provides smaller generators that want to connect to a distribution network with two choices depending on their needs: a more flexible, open and generally shorter connection process; or a more defined, detailed, and generally longer connection process.

The new rule also requires distributors to publish clear information relevant for smaller embedded generators including information on fees and charges, general technical information and a register of completed projects.

The AEMC publishes a new version of the National Electricity Rules when changes to the rules commence operation.