The AEMC has released a consultation paper on three rule change requests that seek to enhance publicly available information about new generation projects. The proposed changes would also allow developers of these projects to register with the Australian Energy Market Operator to get access to key technical information such as network modelling data. 

The requests, submitted by the Australian Energy Council, AEMO and Energy Networks Australia, all highlight the importance of improving the transparency of generation projects given the significant increase in generation connections and the emergence of new business models for generation projects.

The three rule change requests seek to address common issues around information provision for new projects and have therefore been consolidated into one rule change process: 

  • The Australian Energy Council’s request proposes a number of changes including improvements to AEMO’s generator information page and requirements on new project proponents to provide AEMO with up to date information.
  • AEMO’s proposal seeks to allow developers to register as intending participants so they can access additional information to assist them in building a generation system.
  • Energy Networks Australia’s request would allow transmission network service providers to publish key information they have received from connection applicants about new and proposed generation connections. 

Submissions to the consultation paper are due by 23 May 2019. 

This work is part of the AEMC’s system security and reliability action plan.

Media: Prudence Anderson, Communication Director, 0404 821 935 or (02) 8296 7817