On 11 February 2016, the AEMC gave notice that it is extending the period of time for the making of a draft rule determination and, if needed, a draft rule, under s.107 of the National Electricity law until 28 July 2016. This extension of time is required due to a material change in circumstances relative to the issues raised in the rule change request. The Demand side obligation to bid into central dispatch rule change request would create obligation for loads above 30 MW to bid into the central dispatch. Another rule change request, Non-scheduled generation in central dispatch, was submitted by GDF Suez recently and would require non-scheduled generation between 5 MW and 30 MW to participate in AEMO’s central dispatch process. The two rule changes requests have several common elements.
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