Rule Change: Open
On 21 September 2020, the AEMC received a rule change request from Dr Kerry Schott AO. The request seeks to introduce new governance arrangements for setting technical standards for distributed energy resources (DER) in the national electricity market (NEM).
This rule change request follows, and may interact with, the AEMC’s recent rule on DER technical standards in the National Electricity Rules. Published on 25 February 2021 and coming into effect on 18 December 2021, this rule introduces minimum inverter standards for micro embedded generation units through Australian Standard 4777.2.
The AEMC is seeking stakeholder views on the governance problems identified by the rule change request. Stakeholders are also asked to provide insights on the solution proposed by the proponent and any alternative approaches to addressing the issues raised by Dr Schott.
Written submissions in response to the consultation paper are requested by 7 October 2021.
For more information on the rule change request, please see the consultation paper and rule change request.