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Ring-fencing compliance

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has a national Ring-Fencing guideline (Guideline). The Guideline prevents us and other Distribution Network Service Providers from offering contestable electricity services. It is designed to promote competition.

The Guideline came into effect on 1 January 2018 and can be found on the AER website here. We are committed to ensuring that we fully comply with the Guideline.

This is how we apply ring-fencing: 

Identifies waivers granted to AusNet by the AER under clause 5 of the guideline. 
Outlines the protocol for what information will be shared, the terms on which it will be shared, and how to request information. It also contains the register of legal entities that have requested information and a description of any information shared.
Identifies AusNet people involved in the provision or marketing of both direct control services and contestable electricity services under clause 4.2.2.(b) of the guideline, and offices where AusNet provide direct control services and contestable electricity services.