Rule Change: Open
On 16 July 2020, the AEMC published the self-initiated Minor Changes 3 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) to improve their quality. As with previous AEMC initiated rules, these minor corrections and non-material changes make the NER clearer to stakeholders.
In particular, the draft rules seek to correct minor errors and make non-material changes in the NER as a result of the commencement of the Integrated System Planning Rule, which was recommended by the Energy Security Board in accordance with the process under section 90F of the National Electricity Law.
Submissions to the rule change proposal close on 13 August 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 draft 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 July 2020.