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The Australian Government has created the Energy Innovation Toolkit to better respond to the energy sectors’ evolving needs, to encourage competition resulting in better outcomes for energy consumers, and to allow Australia’s energy frameworks to better adapt to rapid technological change.
The Energy Innovation Toolkit is delivered by the Australian Energy Regulator, in coordination with our Project Partners.
Virtual Power Plant
Hypothetical case study illustrating virtual power plant
Particularly relevant for: market participants (including existing aggregators), community groups, local governments, developersRead More
With the passing of legislation and making of rules enabling trials providing relief from national energy frameworks, the Australian Energy Regulator The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regulates electricity networks and covered gas pipelines in all jurisdictions except Western Australia. The AER sets the amount of revenue that network businesses can recover from customers for using these networks. The AER also enforces the laws for the National Electricity Market (NEM) and spot gas markets in southern and eastern Australia, as well as monitoring and reporting on the conduct of market participants and the effectiveness of competition. (AER) and the Australian Energy Market Commission The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is an independent statutory body that works for Australia's future productivity and living standards by contributing to a decarbonising, affordable and reliable energy system for consumers. The AEMC makes and amends the National Electricity Rules (NER), the National Gas Rules (NGR), and the National Energy Retail Rules (NERR), and manages the rule change process. The AEMC does this in accordance with the national energy objectives, the central focus of which is the long-term interests of consumers. They also provide market development advice to governments. (AEMC) are now accepting applications for trial waivers and trial rule changes respectively.
Legislation to allow the Energy Innovation Toolkit to offer trial proponents time-limited regulatory relief through trial waivers and trial rule changes has passed through the upper house of South Australian Parliament.