On 8 May 2014 the AEMC made a draft determination not to make a rule in relation to the Governance of retail market procedures rule change request.

The rule change request seeks to rationalise the processes to make retail market procedures required by Chapter 7 of the National Electricity Rules, including business-to-business (B2B) procedures, under a single integrated framework to be managed by AEMO.

The Commission is not satisfied that a case has been made to shift the control of B2B procedures to AEMO, considering that the existing industry-led approach remains appropriate under current conditions. While changes to the B2B arrangements may be necessary in the future to support wider market developments, any such modifications can be made through the rule change process at the appropriate time.

Submissions are invited from stakeholders and are due by 19 June 2014.