National Electricity and Gas rules update: November 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 November, as well as take a closer look at the latest ring-fencing issues paper published by the AER.

Key takeaways

National electricity rules

  • Two new requests: participant derogation – financeability of ISP Projects (TransGrid) and participant derogation – financeability of ISP Projects (ElectraNet).
  • Two new draft determinations: semi-scheduled generator dispatch obligations and connection to dedicated connection assets.
  • Two new final determinations: the simplification of NER definitions and transparency of unserved energy calculation.

National energy retail rules

  • One new draft determination: maintaining life support customer registration when switching.

National gas rules

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

Opportunities for stakeholders

  • 17 December 2020:
    • Consultation paper – Generator registration thresholds; Improving connection processes for embedded generators.
  • 14 January 2021:
    • Draft determination – Maintaining life support customer registration when switching; semi-scheduled generator dispatch obligations.
  • 28 January 2021:
    • Draft determination – Connection to dedicated connection assets.

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