Consultation: Renewable Energy Zones

12 Feb 2021

Submissions Due: 12th February, 2021

The Energy Security Board (ESB) have just released the Stage 2 consultation paper on Renewable Energy Zones (REZs).

Click here to view the options paper.

Building upon previous work by the ESB into REZ planning rules, the Stage 2 consultation paper sets out options for the implementation of REZs where the ESB are considering connection, access and pricing frameworks for REZs leading to how a REZ will be filled and how it will be maintained.

The options for consideration throughout the consultation paper are intended to complement the work by the State governments to implement REZs.

There will not be a publication on the longer-term access regime at this time (previously indicated for December 2020). By taking time to set out REZ frameworks and developing transition pathways, further decisions will be made across the Post-2025 program which will allow for greater coordination with transmission access reform.

Create a Policy Strategy with Nexa Advisory

The ESB is seeking stakeholder input and engagement on the stage 2 consultation paper into Renewable Energy Zones. The reforms will impact a range of interests across the market. A pro-active first step for market participants is to develop a policy position to understand how this market reform may impact your organisation.

Contact Nexa Advisory about what these changes and reviews might mean for your business and help you create and implement policies that shape the energy system and position you for success.

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