The Consumer Data Right (CDR) for Energy will enable consumers to authorise third parties to access their energy data. This will empower consumers to more easily share their data to get a better deal on a range of energy products and services.
The CDR for Energy will provide a voluntary framework for safe and secure data sharing. Consumers will need to consent and authorise their data to be shared by their energy retailer and only accredited parties will be able to receive data.
Initially the CDR for Energy will apply only to the National Electricity Market (NEM).
Energy Senior Officials have released a package of proposed regulatory amendments to implement the CDR for Energy, along with an Explanatory Note for Stakeholder Consultation. The amendments include changes to the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996 and National Electricity Rules.
Energy Senior Officials invite comments on this package of proposed amendments by 5pm Thursday 14 October 2021.
In May 2018, the Australian Government announced its intention to include the energy sector in the CDR framework.
The Commonwealth Treasury has overall responsibility for the CDR. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the lead role in consumer education and enforcement of the CDR. Together with the Treasury, the ACCC has publicly consulted on various key components of the CDR framework for energy.
In June 2020, the Treasurer designated energy as a sector covered by the CDR. The Treasury and the Data Standards Body are now in the process of developing the Commonwealth rules and standards.
The government aims to implement the CDR for Energy in late 2022.
More power to compare and switch energy providers Joint Ministerial media release 29 June 2020
More power over energy bills for consumers Joint Ministerial media release 29 August 2019
CDR in the energy sector (ACCC) Australian Government
Energy consumer data right (Treasury) Australian Government
Your energy rights (AER) Australian Government
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