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The National Electricity Rules govern the operation of the National Electricity Market. The Rules have the force of law, and are made under the National Electricity Law.
Copies of the National Electricity Rules are available for inspection at the AEMC's office in Sydney. The National Electricity Law can be found at the South Australian Legislation website.
The current consolidated version of the Rules is Version 156, incorporating:
• Schedule 1 of the National Electricity Amendment (Transparency of unserved energy calculation) Rule 2020 No. 16
• Schedule 2 of the National Electricity Amendment (Compensation following directions for services other than energy and market ancillary services) Rule 2020 No. 18
• National Electricity Amendment (Prudent discounts in an adoptive jurisdiction) Rule 2020 No. 19
• National Electricity Amendment (Minor changes 4) Rule 2020 No. 20
You can find more information about the electricity rules including historical rules and rules that apply to the Northern Territory on the National Electricity Rules page.
To assist you with orientating yourself within the National Electricity Rules, you can access a summary of the content in each chapter.
|National Electricity Rules version 156||5.9 MB|
|Coversheet & contents||444.3 KB||185.7 KB|
|Chapter 1: Introduction||115.1 KB||292.5 KB|
|Chapter 2: Registered Participants and Registration||233.5 KB||629.3 KB|
|Chapter 2A: Regional Structure||168.3 KB||392.5 KB|
|Chapter 3: Market Rules||1.2 MB||3.8 MB|
|Chapter 4: Power System Security||412.6 KB||1.1 MB|
|Chapter 4A: Retailer Reliability Obligation||290.5 KB||799.6 KB|
|Chapter 5: Network Connection, Planning and Expansion||1.7 MB||4.3 MB|
|Chapter 5A: Electricity Connection for Retail Customers||215 KB||495.4 KB|
|Chapter 6: Economic Regulation of Distribution Services||508.6 KB||1.4 MB|
|Chapter 6A: Economic Regulation of Transmission Services||494.2 KB||1.3 MB|
|Chapter 6B: Retail Markets||162.3 KB||310.7 KB|
|Chapter 7: Metering||440.3 KB||1.4 MB|
|Chapter 8: Administrative Functions||280.1 KB||685.1 KB|
|Chapter 8A: Participant Derogations||189.3 KB||382.7 KB|
|Chapter 9: Jurisdictional Derogations and Transitional Arrangements||351.9 KB||843.8 KB|
|Chapter 10: Glossary||444.6 KB||1.4 MB|
|Chapter 11: Savings and Transitional Rules||1.1 MB||2.9 MB|