Submissions on Powerlink's proposal for early implementation of the market impacts parameter

On 17 March 2010, Powerlink submitted a proposal for the early application of the market impact component of the electricity transmission service target performance incentive scheme (7 March 2008) (the scheme).

The market impact component of the scheme aims to provide incentives to transmission network service providers to minimise the number and duration of network outages which affect price outcomes in the electricity spot market. Powerlink seeks have the scheme apply from 13 July 2010.

Powerlink's proposal and other relevant information can be found on the AER's website.


Interested parties are invited to make submissions on Powerlink's proposal by 21 April 2010.

Written submissions can be sent electronically to:

Alternatively, submissions can be mailed to:

Mr Tom Leuner
General Manager
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520

To facilitate an informed, transparent and robust consultation process, the AER prefers that all submissions be in an electronic format and publicly available. Accordingly, submissions will be treated as public documents and posted on the AER's website, except and unless prior arrangements are made with the AER to treat the submission, or portions of it, as confidential.

For further information please see the ACCC-AER information policy (23 October 2008). A free electronic copy is available at the ACCC website.

Issued date: 
30 March 2010
AER reference: 
AC 277/10