On 28 August 2014, the AEMC extended the period of time for the publication of the draft rule determination on the System Restart Ancillary Services rule change request.

The Commission considers that the extension is necessary due to the complexity of issues raised by the rule change request. Specifically, the rule change raises issues related to the roles and responsibilities of the AEMC and Reliability Panel in terms of the governance of the SRAS frameworks. Similar issues are likely to be considered in the assessment of the Governance of the Reliability Standard and Settings rule change, which the Commission intends to commence shortly.

The AEMC has therefore extended the period of time for publication of the draft determination to 18 December 2014. This will allow for the coordinated consideration of these complex issues, which are relevant to both rule changes