Market Review: Pending
The Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) review into consumer energy resources (CER) technical standards in the National Electricity Rules (NER) is focused on the implementation of CER technical standards
The review is considering:
- compliance with, and enforcement of, CER technical standards in the NER
- the interpretation of standards by NEM participants and other relevant stakeholders
- interactions between the NER and other regulatory regimes that require compliance with CER technical standards.
While the review’s initial focus will be on experiences of implementing existing obligations in the NER (namely, Australian Standard 4777.2:2020), this will inform a broader analysis of approaches to implementing future CER technical standards.
Stakeholders are invited to help the AEMC better understand the extent of non-compliance with CER technical standards and interactions with other regulatory arrangements. This will inform consideration of any reforms that could better promote compliance with existing and future technical standards.
Written submissions on the consultation paper are due by 3 November 2022.
The review is part of the AEMC’s work plan to support the technical integration of CER in the NEM. For more on the work plan, see: https://www.aemc.gov.au/rule-changes/governance-distributed-energy-resources-technical-standards.
The review also complements the Energy Security Board’s CER Implementation Plan. For more, see https://esb-post2025-market-design.aemc.gov.au/integration-of-distributed-energy-resources-der-and-flexible-demand#delivering-the-cer-implementation-plan.