Why we develop guidelines  

The AER develops guidelines for wholesale market participants in response to new rules, or changes to rules, announced by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

Our guidelines provide instructions to market participants on how we expect them to comply with the rules, including what data they are required to submit that indicates compliance.

Our process 

Stakeholder engagement is a feature of our process to develop or review a guideline. We go through various stages of consultation to consider industry views and expectations. These stages include:

  • publishing an issues paper
  • consulting on the issues paper, including hosting stakeholder forums
  • publishing draft guidelines
  • consulting on the draft guidelines
  • publishing final guideline
  • highlighting the date when the final guideline comes into effect.

 

Our latest guidelines and reviews for wholesale market participants

Retailer reliability obligation - Reliability compliance procedures and guidelines

The Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) is designed to support reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM).
Type
Guidelines
Sector
Electricity
Status
Current

Day ahead auction record keeping guideline 2023

This guideline sets out how transportation facility operators should record and maintain nomination and renomination data relevant to the AER’s monitoring functions.
Type
Guidelines
Sector
Gas
Status
Current

Significant price reporting guideline for wholesale electricity

Type
Guidelines
Sector
Electricity
Status
Current

Wholesale electricity market performance monitoring - 2022 focus paper

Type
Reviews
Sector
Electricity
Status
Current

Wholesale Demand Response Participation Guidelines

Type
Guidelines
Sector
Electricity
Status
Current

Rebidding and Technical Parameters Guideline (2019)

Type
Guidelines
Sector
Electricity
Status
Current