The AEMC has started consultation on a rule change request from AEMO. The rule change request seeks to amend the definition of a generating unit in the National Electricity Rules (NER). The purpose of the proposed rule is to clarify that the rules for eligibility for registration as a Generator are technology-neutral.

The AEMC will assess this rule change as a non-controversial rule under an expedited process, subject to the receipt of any written objections from stakeholders by Thursday 28 April 2016.

A consultation paper has been prepared to facilitate public consultation on the rule change proposal and to seek stakeholder submissions. Stakeholders are invited to make submissions on this rule change request by Thursday 12 May 2016.

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