INSIGHT

National Electricity and Gas rules update: December 2020 and January 2021

By Kate Axup
Energy Oil & Gas

In brief

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the months of December and January, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's progress on the interim Renewable Energy Zone framework.

Key takeaways

National electricity rules

  • Three new requests: prioritising arrangements for system security during market suspension; enhancing operational resilience in relation to indistinct events and implementing a general power system risk review.
  • One new draft determination: technical standards for distributed energy resources.
  • Three new final determinations: minor changes 4 2020; prudent discounts in an adoptive jurisdiction; compensation following directions for services other than energy and market ancillary services.

National energy retail rules

  • Two new draft determinations: bill contents and billing requirements; technical standards for distributed energy resources.

National gas rules

  • One rule change: minor changes 4 2020 (Gas); DWGM maintenance planning

Opportunities for stakeholders

    • 11 February 2021:
      • Enhancing operational resilience in relation to indistinct events; integrating energy storage systems into the NEM; operating reserve market and introduction of ramping services.

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