icon-energy NERL review methodology

  • Project Released: 07 Nov 2013
  • Project Closes: 06 Mar 2014
  • Contact: Mike Philipson


The Commission has a statutory obligation to conduct a review of the operation of the National Energy Retail Law (NERL) in South Australia, after 1 February 2015 (NERL Review).  The NERL establishes the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) which commenced operation in South Australia on 1 February 2013.  With the introduction of NECF the principal regulation of South Australia's retail energy market transferred to the Australian Energy Regulatory (AER).


Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final


The legislation establishing the NERL Review requires that the review must focus on the impact of the NERL on the consumers of energy and whether its implementation has:

(a) resulted in increased efficiencies; or

(b) adversely affected customer protection in pursuit of national consistency,

and may address such other matters as the Commission thinks fit.

The Commission’s objective in releasing a Final Decision on the NERL Review Methodology at this time is to confirm a clear methodology, set a baseline for the review and ensure that key factors will be monitored in the period leading up to the review.

The NERL Review will commence in February 2015, when a call will be made for submissions.