INSIGHT

National Electricity and Gas rules update: April 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 month of April, as well as take a closer look at a new draft determination on system strength frameworks in the NEM.

Key takeaways

National electricity rules

  • Two new requests: Settlement under low operational demand; NEM settlement under low, zero and negative demand conditions.
  • Two new draft determinations: Fast frequency response market ancillary service; Efficient management of system strength on the power system.
  • Three new final determinations: Participant derogation – financeability of ISP Projects (TransGrid); Participant derogation – financeability of ISP Projects (ElectraNet); Minor changes 1 2021.

National energy retail rules

No new rule change requests, draft or final determinations.

National gas rules

No new rule change requests, draft or final determinations.

Opportunities for stakeholders

    • 20 May 2021:
      • Settlement under low operational demand; NEM settlement under low, zero and negative demand conditions.
    • 27 May 2021:
      • Access, pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources.
    • 3 June 2021:
      • Fast frequency response market ancillary service.
    • 17 June 2021:
      • Efficient management of system strength on the power system.

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