Peak demand has been surging, therefore the regulators are heading to drastic action.
The key measures include:

* allowing large power users direct access in the wholesale electricity market for the first time
* changed electricity tariffs to encourage more energy usage in off-peak times of the day, such as the afternoon and late evening
* open up the sale of household and small commercial electricity, such as from rooftop solar panels, to buyers other than electricity companies

They want to spare themselves huge investments in the infrastructure by cutting peak demand, starting with big users. Small consumers are not mentioned yet, as the smart meter discussion in Australia is currently "toxic":

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11 Sep 2012 - 4:53
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