South Australia
Commencement date
Regulatory period
AER reference

On 9 January 2020, the South Australia Minister for Energy and Mining triggered the RRO in South Australia for the period 10 January 2022 to 18 March 2022.

  • The T-3 Reliability Instrument applies to the South Australian region of the National Electricity Market for the trading intervals between 3pm and 9pm Eastern Standard Time each weekday during the period 10 January 2022 to 18 March 2022 inclusive.
  • The Australian Energy Market Operator’s one-in-two year peak demand forecast for this period is 3,030 Megawatts.
  • The T-3 Reliability Instrument took effect from 9 January 2020 (the date of publication in the Gazette).

For a reliability gap period that begins before 1 July 2022, the Minister can make an initiating reliability instrument up to 15 months before the start of the specified period. Alternative timeframes for key elements of the RRO, set out in clause 2(a) of the National Electricity (South Australia) (Local Provisions) Regulations 2019, apply to these instruments. Transitional provisions under clause 11.116.5(a) of the National Electricity Rules also apply to the establishment of the Opt-in register for this reliability instrument.

On 8 October 2020, the South Australia Minister for Energy and Mining revoked this T-3 Reliability Instrument with effect from that date.

Market Liquidity Obligation

MLO Generators in South Australia were required to perform the Market Liquidity Obligation for this Reliability Instrument from 7 February 2020 to 8 October 2020.

Opt-in register

The Opt-in register for this Reliability Instrument was open from 1 July 2020 to 8 October 2020. No applications were received.