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 were due by 19 September 2019 and can be found below.

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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