To promote competition in the supply of electricity services, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Ring-fencing Guideline seeks to ensure a level playing field in new and existing markets.
The Guideline came into effect on 1 January 2018 and we're committed to comply as required.
We're continuing to assess the impact of the Guideline on our services and have submitted our compliance strategy to the AER.
|Ring-fencing Compliance Strategy (PDF File, 355.7 KB)||24 Aug 2017|
We're aiming to minimise our costs in complying with the Guideline so are seeking a number of waivers where it's not cost-effective and where no harm to competition occurs.
|Ring-fencing Waiver Applications (PDF File, 697.3 KB)||24 Aug 2017|
The Guideline requires the production and publication of a number of registers, namely an office and staff sharing register, an information sharing register and a waiver register.
|Ring Fencing Information Sharing Register (PDF File, 82.9 KB)||17 Jul 2020|
|Ring Fencing Network's Waiver Register (PDF File, 95.7 KB)||17 Jul 2020|
|Ring Fencing Office Sharing Register (PDF File, 123.4 KB)||14 Sep 2020|
|Ring Fencing Staff Sharing Register (PDF File, 65.7 KB)||17 Dec 2019|
Sharing of information protocol
Under the Guideline in certain circumstances, we're required to publish an Information Register that outlines the entities that request "confidential information" and the type of information sought. Our Information Sharing Protocol (PDF 166.3 kb) outlines details on how we propose to meet our information sharing obligations.