We are working to ensure that the distribution of electricity in Victoria continues to be undertaken in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.
Electricity Distribution Code review 2019
Public forumDecember 2018
Approach paper17 April 2019
Issues paper13 August 2019
Draft decision (Technical)3 December 2019
Draft decision consultation closes20 January 2020
Code reviewContinuing throughout 2020
We are reviewing our requirements for electricity distribution
We are reviewing the Electricity Distribution Code, which sets out the requirements for the distribution of electricity in Victoria.
The code covers areas such as:
- protections for customers, such as when customers can be compensated for low reliability
- technical standards that govern the way electricity is supplied
- communication requirements, such as when distribution businesses are to contact customers before a planned outage
- certain process requirements, like new customer or generator connections.
Our review comes at a time where the distribution of electricity is experiencing transformation and innovation. We seek to promote the long-term interests of Victorian customers in the way we regulate the distribution of electricity, and we aim to ensure the energy rules remain fit for purpose.
Draft decision: Technical standards
We have released a draft decision proposing changes to the technical standards of the Electricity Distribution Code.
Submissions on the draft decision closed on 20 January 2020.
What we're reviewing
This work will look at technical standards in the code, such as voltage standards, harmonics, negative sequence and power factor.
This work will look at protections for customers in the code, such as when customers can be compensated for low reliability.
Victorian energy open forum
Our first forum for energy industry stakeholders on 27 August 2019 covered the retail market review, the Victorian Default Offer, the Electricity Distribution Code review and protections for life support customers. Use this page to review summaries of each session and download related presentations and other useful resources.
The code has many different areas to consider. We are engaging with many different stakeholders as we consider the priority matters for review.
If you would like to receive direct updates and notifications about our project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electricity Distribution Code Review Forum
In 2018, we held a public forum to introduce the Electricity Distribution Code review. We asked stakeholders to raise their areas of interest for review.