Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 20 - Submission of rule change proposal to the AEMC on expanding competition in metering and related services

In the Australian Energy Market Commission's (AEMC) Power of Choice review of demand side participation in the National Electricity Market, the AEMC recommended reforms that would increase competition for metering services.

Released on 29 October 2013, Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 20 provided stakeholders with a copy of the rule change request submitted to the AEMC on 23 October 2013.

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Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 15 - Release of the Draft Report on the Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws

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