National Electricity and Gas rules update: September 2020

By Kate Axup

In brief

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of September, and we take a closer look at the ESB's progress on its Post-2025 Market Design.

Key takeaways

National electricity rules

  • There have been three new rule change requests since the last update which seek to improve the definition of unserved energy, simplify definitions in Chapter 10 of the NER, and resolve gaps identified in the new Integrated System Planning framework.
  • There have been two new draft determinations since the last update relating to the compensation for market participants affected by intervention events and the compensation for providing services other than energy and market ancillary services.
  • Two new final determinations have also been made. The first improves the clarity and efficiency of intervention mechanisms, while the second replaces the prescriptive hierarchy of intervention mechanisms with a principle-based approach.

National energy retail rules

  • There has been one new rule change request which seeks to change the content that energy retailers must include in small customers' bills.
  • There have been no new draft or final determinations since the last update.

National gas rules

  • There have been no new rule change requests, draft determinations or final determinations since the last update.

Opportunities for stakeholders

  • Submissions on the Simplification of NER Definitions and Integrating Energy Systems into the NEM consultation papers are due by 15 October 2020.
  • Submissions on the Transparency of Unserved Energy Calculation and Bill Contents and Billing Requirements consultation papers are due by 22 October 2020.
  • Submissions on the Compensation Following Directions for Services Other than Energy and Market Ancillary Services and Compensation for Market Participants Affected by Intervention Events draft determinations are due by 5 November 2020.