Under clause 6A.9.4 of the NER the AER’s transmission determination for TransGrid must set out the Negotiated Transmission Service Criteria (NTSC). The NTSC will be applied by TransGrid to negotiate the terms and conditions of access for negotiated transmission services and access charges. Negotiated transmission services include:
- connection services including entry, exit and TNSP to TNSP connection services;
- use of system services supplied by the shared transmission network that exceed or are below the networks specified performance standard under any legislation of a participating jurisdiction;
- use of system services relating to augmentation or extension for loads of the transmission network.
The NTSC will also be used by a commercial arbitrator in resolving any dispute between TransGrid and a person wishing to receive a negotiated transmission service.
The NTSC determined by the AER must give effect to, and be consistent with, the negotiated transmission services principles set out in clause 6A.9.1 of the NER.