AEMC rule change - Capacity commitment mechanism and synchronous services markets

Across 2019 and 2020, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) received two rule change requests from Delta Electricity and Hydro Tasmania proposing mechanisms that efficiently value, procure and schedule essential system services that are not currently procured through the real-time market.

On 2 September 2021 the AEMC published a directions paper that considers the issues proposed in the two rule change requests, which have also been considered through the Energy Security Board’s post-2025 market design process.

The AER made a submission to the consultation paper on 22 October 2021.

AER submission – Capacity commitment mechanism and synchronous services market – Directions Paper - 22 October 2021 ( PDF 135.92 KB )

More information

More information can be found at the AEMC’s Capacity commitment mechanism consultation page.