Rule Change: Open
This rule change request from the Federal Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction seeks to regulate conditional discounting practices by energy retailers.
Conditional discounts are contracts where customers receive lower prices when they fulfil certain payment conditions during the term of a contract. The most common types of conditional discounts are pay-on-time and direct debit.
The rule change request proposes that the level of conditional discounts for gas and electricity retail offers be restricted to the “reasonable cost savings” that a retailer expects to make if a customer satisfies the conditions of the discount.
On 1 August 2019 the Commission published a consultation paper that seeks stakeholder input on the rule change request.
Submissions to the consultation paper are due by 19 September 2019.
Stakeholders are encouraged to use a template for responses.
Rule change request
On 18 February 2019 the AEMC received a rule change request from the Federal Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction that seeks to amend the National Electricity Retail Rules (NERR) by regulating conditional discounts.View less