Stand-Alone Power Systems Rules

The National Electricity Rules and National Energy Retail Rules have been amended to include the regulation of stand-alone power systems (SAPS) but the rules will need to be legislated on a state-by-state/territory basis for those states and territories involved in the National Electricity Market.
The SAPS may be for individuals or small communities not served by existing powerlines, that have lost access to the grid due to natural disasters such as bushfires or where the economics of maintaining the existing network is prohibitive.
The rule changes provide consistent reliability and customer protections, which will be progressively introduced from August 2022. Network providers may use SAPS where they provide a cheaper, safer and more reliable electricity supply.

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