On 30 January 2014, the AEMC published its draft rule determination and draft rule on the AER Authorisation of Software Changes by AEMO rule change request.

The draft more preferable rule removes the NER requirement on the AER to approve changes made by AEMO to the software required for the operation of the market, but it does not insert a new requirement for AEMO to make software changes in accordance with its IT Change Management Procedures Manual.

Interested stakeholders are invited to provide submissions on the draft rule determination and draft rule by no later than 13 March 2014.