Rule Change: Open
The AEMC has released a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the process of consultation required to make changes to the STTM Interface Protocol.
The AEMC has commenced an expedited rule making process on the grounds that this rule change request is a request for a non-controversial rule. Under an expedited rule making process, a final rule determination must be made within eight weeks of the initiation of the process.
Written objections to the expedited process are to be submitted to the AEMC by 10 October 2019. Submissions in response to the rule change request are to be submitted by 24 October 2019.
Under the National Gas Rules (NGR), AEMO must establish the STTM Interface Protocol that describes the requirements for the provision of communications in the market. The STTM Interface Protocol may specify the details to be included in a communication, including the form, manner and timing by which communication are carried out.
AEMO can amend the STTM Interface Protocol and these changes will often have to be reflected in the STTM Procedures or vice versa. However, the STTM Protocol and Procedures are currently consulted on separately under different processes.
AEMO has proposed in its rule change request to address inconsistencies in the consultation processes, and to amend the consultation process for the Protocol to be the same as the consultation process for the Procedures.View less