Alcoa Portland Aluminium Pty Ltd - Portland Aluminium Smelter Switchyard network exemption

Registrable exemption
Exemption class: 
Notice status: 
Current notice
Effective date: 
AER reference: 
AER-N 0504/16
  • Alcoa Portland Aluminium Pty Ltd / ABN 80 006 306 752
  • Alcoa of Australia Limited / ABN 93 004 879 298
  • Eastern Aluminium Pty Ltd / ABN 96 067 391 824
  • Citic Nominees Pty. Limited / ABN 59 006 587 819
  • Marubeni Aluminium Australia Pty. Ltd. / ABN 60 056 598 871
Portland Aluminium Smelter Switchyard
Quarry Road
Portland, VIC 3305


On 28 October 2016 the AER approved the Applicant’s exemption from the requirement to register as a network service provider and the operation of Chapter 5 of the NER. The exemption was granted under clause 2.5.1 of the NER in accordance with the AER’s Electricity NSP Registration Exemption Guideline, and is subject to a number of conditions. Please note that the AER has been requested by the Applicant's and AEMO to attach additional conditions to this exemption. That request is under review. This approval is subject to the outcome of that further review.

The applicable charging groups for this exemption are groups C and E.

Applicable conditions for exemption class NRO3

Prior to 28 October 2016 this individual exemption was registered by Alcoa Portland Aluminium Pty Ltd / ABN 80 006 306 752 and State Electricity Commission of Victoria / ABN 58 155 836 293.

On 9 December 2016 the AER approved additional exemption conditions for the Portland Aluminium Smelter Switchyard network exemption. The amendments proposed were agreed to by both the exemption holders and AEMO. The additional exemption conditions are listed in the Notice of Amendment document below.

Alcoa Portland Aluminium - Notice of Amendment to Exemption Conditions - 9 December 2016 ( PDF 153.45 KB )