Market Review: Pending

Overview

The energy ministers have provided the AEMC with a terms of reference to carry out a review into what amendments to the National Gas Rules and National Energy Retail Rules are needed so that low-level hydrogen blended gases and other renewable gases can be included within the energy framework. 
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The energy ministers have provided the AEMC with a terms of reference to carry out a review into what amendments to the National Gas Rules and National Energy Retail Rules are needed so that low-level hydrogen blended gases and other renewable gases can be included within the energy framework. 

Next steps

The review will formally start with the release of a consultation paper on Thursday 21 October 2021. 

A stakeholder forum will be held on Friday 22 October 2021 from 1pm (AEST). To register your interest in attending, email renewablegas@industry.gov.au

Other related work

While the AEMC is carrying out this review, the following related work will also occur:

  • State and territory government officials will work with Australian Government officials to determine the necessary changes in the National Gas Law and National Energy Retail Law to support extending the laws to low-level hydrogen blends and renewable gases
  • State and territory governments will also review and amend as relevant, their own laws and regulations on matters such as gas safety and quality
  • AEMO will carry out a review into the amendments that will be needed to its gas market procedures, consistent with the changes to the laws and rules.

Further details on the related work can be found at: www.energyministers.gov.au.  

In addition, the AEMC will carry out a rule change process on DWGM distribution connected facilities (GRC0062). See the project page

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Documentation

PENDING

Proposal document