Rule Change: Open
On 16 January 2020, the AEMC published the self-initiated Minor Changes 2020 rule change proposal.
The rule change proposal is being initiated by the AEMC to correct minor errors and make non-material changes to the National Electricity Rules (NER) and National Energy Retail Rules (NERR) to improve their quality. As with previous AEMC initiated rules, these minor corrections and non-material changes make the rules clearer to stakeholders.
For the proposed changes to the NER this includes clarifying amendments made to the NER by the National Electricity Amendment (Register of distributed energy resources) Rule 2018 No. 9 to ensure connection applicants provide the DER generation information that Network Service Providers require and to ensure DER generation information is provided to AEMO, and by the Global
settlement and market reconciliation rule to clarify that unaccounted for energy will not be allocated by AEMO to distribution-connected generators but will be allocated to all retailers in a local area, in respect of their market loads, based on their accounted for energy.
Submissions to the rule change proposal closed on 13 February 2020.
The Commission intends to undertake an expedited process for this rule change request as it is considered non-controversial. Under an expedited rule making process, a final rule determination must be made within eight weeks of the initiation of the process under the uniform energy rules. The AEMC may assess the proposed rule under the expedited rule making process if it does not receive a written request and substantive reasons not to do so from any person by 30 January 2020.