Generator notice of closure exemption guideline

Exemption guideline
Date initiated: 
1 March 2019
Effective date: 
1 September 2019
AER reference: 


From 1 September 2019, generators will be required to provide at least three years’ advance notice of their intention to close, unless we grant an exemption. We are required to publish guidelines for how we intend to handle applications for exemption, and what information applicants will be required to submit. The AER is currently developing this guideline.

We published an issues paper on 1 March 2019 that seeks stakeholder comment on key issues, such as: the information an applicant should provide, our procedure for handling applications, and the factors and criteria that may influence our consideration of applications for exemption. The consultation period closed on 5 April 2019.