The Australian Energy Market Commission’s Reliability Panel today invited submissions from stakeholders on its periodic review of the template for generator compliance programs to help electricity generators comply with performance standards, which supports the delivery of reliable and secure electricity to consumers.

The template aims to provide assistance and clarity to stakeholders, particularly generators and the Australian Energy Regulator, on what constitutes good electricity industry practice with respect to performance standards compliance.

The Panel will investigate whether the template it finalised with stakeholder input in June 2012 remains consistent with any subsequent changes to the National Electricity Rules, technologies, performance standards and compliance methods.

The Panel is particularly interested in understanding stakeholders’ experiences in applying the template, what industry behaviours it has encouraged or discouraged, and whether any improvements could be made.

To help stakeholders engage with the Panel in this review, the Panel has published an Issues Paper. Submissions are requested by no later than 18 December, with a final report due by mid 2015.

The Reliability Panel was established by the AEMC under the National Electricity Law. It determines standards and guidelines which help maintain a secure and reliable power system. For more information about the Panel, visit