Rule Change: Open
On 4 June 2020, the AEMC received a rule change request from Delta Electricity which seeks to amend the National Electricity Rules (NER) to introduce 30-minute raise and lower ramping services using the existing frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) market design framework.
The Commission is considering the Delta Electricity rule change request in conjunction with a rule change request submitted by Iberdrola Australia Limited on 19 March 2020. The Iberdrola rule change request seeks to amend the NER to introduce a dynamic operating reserve market to operate alongside the existing NEM spot and FCAS markets.
The Delta Electricity Introduction of ramping services rule change request (ERC0307) and the Iberdrola Australia Operating reserve market rule change request (ERC0295) were consolidated on 5 October 2023. The consolidated rule change request will be considered under a single project with the updated name “Enhancing reserve information” and with project code ERC0295. The rule change requests were consolidated as the Commission considers that both requests relate to similar issues, in that they identify a potential need for new arrangements to manage forecast uncertainty and variability as renewable energy (VRE) increases.
A link to the consolidated rule change request is here. This contains all information and documents relating to both rule change requests.