|Policy Status||In force|
|Agency||•Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism|
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Description||The Australian Government has worked with states and territories to identify and act on specific rule changes required in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to maximise the benefits of distributed (including renewable energy) generation. Work to date has focussed on addressing barriers when establishing new national distribution regulatory frameworks.
In January 2008, a new framework for the economic regulation of distribution was established. A new national distribution connections framework is currently being implemented and new distribution network planning and expansion arrangements are under development.
Separately, several new rules addressing renewable energy integration issues have been implemented including: technical connection standards for wind generation (2007); and central-dispatch arragnements for wind and other intermittent generations (2008).