On 27 March 2014, the AEMC commenced consultation on a consolidated rule change request relating to System Restart Ancillary Services (SRAS).

The rule change request combines two proposals submitted by the Australian Energy Market Operator and a group of organisations with interests in the generation sector. It concerns the objective and economic basis of SRAS, as well as the associated governance, procurement and cost recovery arrangements.

A consultation paper has been prepared to facilitate consultation on the key issues in the rule change request. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide any submissions by 8 May 2014.