On 8 August 2017, the AEMC determined to make, with amendments, a rule to make any load eligible as ancillary service load. The rule removes the restriction to only market load being able to be classified by Market Ancillary Service Providers (MASP) as ancillary service load. The final rule is that proposed by the rule proponent, with amendments.
The final rule will come into effect on 29 August 2017.
On 26 April 2017 the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) submitted a rule change request to the AEMC to amend the National Electricity Rules.
The rule builds on the Demand response mechanism and ancillary services unbundling rule change, which separated the provision of ancillary services from the sale of electricity through the creation of a new market participant, a MASP.
A consultation paper was published on 27 June 2017 to facilitate discussion on the rule change request. Submissions closed on 25 July 2017. Three submissions to the consultation paper were received and are available below.
The Commission considered that the rule change request should be subject to the expedited rule making process. Written objections to the expedited process closed on 11 July 2017. No objections were received.View less