National Electricity and Gas rules update: October 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 October, as well as taking a closer look at the Data Strategy proposed by the ESB.

Key takeaways

National electricity rules

  • There have been five new rule change requests since the last update which are Minor changes 4 2020; semi-scheduled generator dispatch obligations; generator registration thresholds; prudent discounts in an adoptive jurisdiction; improving connection process for embedded generators.
  • One new final determination has also been made. Which is the reallocation of national transmission planner costs.

National energy retail rules

  • No new rule change requests, draft determinations or final determinations.

National gas rules

  • There have been two new rule change requests, Minor changes 4 2020 (Gas); DWGM maintenance planning.

Opportunities for stakeholders

  • 19 November 2020:
    • Consultation paper – DWGM maintenance planning
    • Rule change proposal – Minor changes 4 2020; Minor changes 4 2020 (Gas)
  • 17 December 2020:
    • Consultation paper – Generator registration thresholds