The Australian Energy Market Commission has extended the time for making a final rule related to proposed changes to the framework for prudent discounts on transmission charges in Victoria.

The extra time allows for further consideration of a more preferable rule that addresses the concerns of both the rule change proponent and stakeholders. 

The final rule and final determination for the prudent discounts in an adoptive jurisdiction rule has been extended by two weeks.

The final rule will now be made on 17 December 2020. 

The rule change request was submitted by the Honourable Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes.  

The prudent discount regime allows transmission customers to negotiate a discount on charges from a transmission network service provider where this would avoid them inefficiently bypassing the network, for example by building duplicate infrastructure.

As Victoria is the only adoptive jurisdiction, the proposed rule change would only apply there.  


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