Rule Change: Open
On 1 July 2022, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) received a rule change request from Alinta Energy to amend the National Electricity Rules.
The AEMC initiated an expedited rule change process and published a consultation paper to facilitate stakeholder engagement on 4 August 2022.
Alinta Energy requested the AEMC consider the proposal as a request for an urgent rule under section 96(1) of the National Electricity Law (NEL). The Commission considers the proposed rule meets the definition of an urgent rule under section 87 of the NEL.
Stakeholders can object to the rule change being made under an expedited rule change process and we request you contact Commission staff before doing so.
The consultation paper includes a step-by-step guide, including a timeline, for those considering lodging an objection. The key dates are as follows:
- 4 August 2022: Commission initiates the rule change process and publishes a consultation paper
- 18 August 2022: Due date for written requests not to use an expedited process
- 1 September 2022: Due date for submissions to the consultation paper
- 29 September 2022: Commission publishes final determination and final rule (if made)