Rule Change: Open

Overview

On 21 October 2021 the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) published a consultation paper on a rule change request to include distribution connected facilities in the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market (DWGM).
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On 21 October 2021 the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) published a consultation paper on a rule change request to include distribution connected facilities in the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market (DWGM). Currently, the Victorian DWGM only recognises transmission connected facilities.

The request seeks to change Part 19 of the National Gas Rules (NGR) in order to allow the market participation of such facilities, which may include, but are not limited to hydrogen, biomethane and other renewable gases.  

The consultation paper sets out the context and background to the rule change request in relation to various Victorian Government decarbonisation initiatives and identifies several questions and issues to facilitate consultation.

Background

On 8 September 2021, the AEMC received a rule change request from the Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to amend Part 19 of the NGR, which covers the Victorian DWGM.

The proponent did not provide a proposed draft rule.
The request is available below.

The rule change complements the work of the AEMC’s broader concurrent national hydrogen and renewable gases review

Consultation process

The AEMC is seeking stakeholder views on the issues identified in the consultation paper relating to market operation, market outcomes and system operation. 

Stakeholders are also asked to provide insights on the solution proposed by the proponent and any alternative approaches to addressing the issues.

Written submissions in response to the consultation paper are requested by 2 December 2021

The consultation paper and stakeholder feedback template are available below.

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