AER commences consultation on generator notice of closure draft exemption guideline

The AER is seeking further input into the development of a generator notice of closure exemption guideline. From 1 September 2019, generators will be required to provide at least three years’ advance notice of their intention to close, unless we grant exemption. We are required to publish guidelines for how we intend to handle applications for exemption, and what information applicants will be required to submit.

We published a draft exemption guideline and draft decision on 7 June 2019 that sought stakeholder comment on our proposed approach for the generator notice of closure exemption process. Prior to developing the draft guideline, we also published an issues paper that sought comment on key issues related to the guideline’s development.

Invitation for submissions

We invite interested stakeholders to make written submissions in response to issues raised in the draft guideline or draft decision, by the close of business 24 June 2019.

Submissions should be sent electronically to:

Alternatively, submissions can be mailed to:

Mr Peter Adams
General Manager, Market Performance
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001

We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents and posted on our website unless prior arrangements are made with us to treat the submission, or portions of it, as confidential. Those wishing to submit confidential information are requested to clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim, and provide a non-confidential versions of the submission.

For further information regarding our use and disclosure of information provided to us, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy.

Issued date: 
7 June 2019
AER reference: 
AC 74/19