Rule Change: Open

Overview

This rule change request from the Federal Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction seeks to regulate conditional discounting practices by energy retailers. 
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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.

Consultation paper

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.

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