The Authority is continuing to develop a code amendment proposal to introduce a default distribution agreement. In 2017 a second consultation will be released on the proposed DDA, based on the submissions received.

We consider the DDA proposal should enhance retail competition and, importantly, facilitate development and uptake of innovative technology and business models by the electricity industry, which will benefit consumers.

The summary of submissions below captures the responses to the first consultation (released on 26 January 2016) and further consultation on question 3 (released on 11 October 2016).