AER to develop system security rule change proposals for semi-scheduled generators

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has been asked by the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council to develop two rule change proposals to support system security in the national electricity market.

Specifically the AER must develop two rule change proposals to:

  • Require a semi-scheduled plant to continually inform the Australian Energy Market Operator of any restrictions on their available capacity due to physical factors, such as weather conditions and their market intentions. 
  • Require a semi-scheduled generator to follow their dispatch targets, in a manner similar to scheduled generators.

The AER will work closely with stakeholders to develop the rule change proposals and will publish an issues paper for discussion as well as hold a workshop to discuss the issue and options for rule changes. The AER expects that a 4 week consultation should commence in June 2020 with a proposal to be submitted to the Australian Energy Market Commission late in July 2020.

To register your interest in this consultation please email WholesalePerformance@aer.gov.au.

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Issued date: 
27 May 2020
AER reference: 
AC 72/20