Rule Change: Pending

Overview

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will initiate the rule change process in relation to the request from the Australian Energy Council (AEC) relating to the efficient provision of inertia with a consultation paper in February 2023.
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The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will initiate the rule change process in relation to the request from the Australian Energy Council (AEC) relating to the efficient provision of inertia with a consultation paper in February 2023.

The consultation paper will build on the joint AEMC and AEMO paper that was published in June 2022. We received 18 submissions in response to the joint paper. Submissions acknowledged the significant technical work required to understand system needs and sources of inertia in a rapidly transitioning system, and work is needed to weigh up options for enduring mechanisms. Many considered it important to ensure thorough consideration of all issues and ensure the system is well-prepared. 

Further information, including the expected timeframe for making a determination, will be announced at the rule change commencement in February 2023. Until then, the rule change request remains pending.

Rule change process 

On 15 December 2021 the AEMC received a rule change request from the Australian Energy Council to amend the National Electricity Rules. 

The AEMC has not yet initiated this rule change request. When the AEMC initiates this process, the AEMC will publish a Consultation Paper to facilitate stakeholder consultation on the request. 

A copy of the rule change request is available below.
 

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