Submission to AEMC Review of the regulatory framework for metering services Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
In this submission PIAC raised concerns that the review did not include a meaningful assessment of changes to industry structure, which may present the most obvious and effective means of resolving identified issues with the existing metering framework.
PIAC strongly recommended the AEMC undertake an assessment of alternative industry structures for the provision of metering and metering services, including the option of assigning metering responsibility to Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs). We highlighted how DNSP responsibility for metering most effectively and efficiently enables an accelerated rollout and ensures meters are best able to fulfil their ongoing purpose, in the long-term interests of consumers.
PIAC does not consider the proposed framework aligns with the fundamental purpose of metering for consumers and the energy system and does not recognise metering is not subject to consumer choice.