Rule Changes: Open

Non-scheduled generation and load in central dispatch

Reference:
ERC0203
Stage:
Preparation of Draft Determination
Proponents:
ENGIE, Snowy Hydro Limited
Project Leader:
Michael Bradley
Date initiated:
21-Apr-2016
Overview

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will be holding a workshop on the non-scheduled generation and load rule change request. The intention of the workshop is to share with industry the analysis that the AEMC has undertaken to date, and to seek feedback on that analysis.

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will be holding a workshop on the non-scheduled generation and load rule change request. The intention of the workshop is to share with industry the analysis that the AEMC has undertaken to date, and to seek feedback on that analysis.

The workshop will be in Melbourne on Friday 24 March 2017 at a venue to be determined. It will run from 10.30am to 3.00pm. 

Background

The AEMC received two related rule change requests, from Snowy Hydro and ENGIE, which seek to amend the provisions in the NER to require participation in the central dispatch process by:

  • loads above 30MW that are or intend to be price responsive; and,
  • non-scheduled non-intermittent generating units above 5 MW nameplate rating.

ENGIE also proposed two additional changes to the NER, which may operate in tandem or as alternatives to the proposed threshold reduction. These include creating a new 'soft scheduled' participant category and/or requiring changes to Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO's) pre-dispatch and dispatch processes to take into account price responsiveness of non-scheduled generators and non-scheduled loads.

The AEMC consolidated the separate rule change requests and commenced consultation on the combined rule change request on 21 April 2016.

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