Call for nominations from generators for Reliability Panel

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The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is encouraging registered generators to submit their nominations for a new member to represent their Registered Participant Class on the Reliability Panel.

The Reliability Panel plays a key role in supporting a safe, secure and reliable national electricity system and is responsible for recommending the reliability standard and market settings, such as the market price cap.

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The panel also establishes technical standards and guidelines in line with the National Electricity Rules, including the frequency operating standard.

The panel is chaired by AEMC Commissioner Charles Popple and includes a range of market participants from consumer groups, generators, network businesses, developers of new technology, retailers and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

The current representative for generators will serve until 30 May 2023. Any executive-level employee who works for a registered generator is eligible and may put themselves forward to represent the generator class.

A generator representative will be appointed for a term of three years, commencing mid-2023. Submissions for nominations will close 5pm AEDT, 28 March 2023.

The AEMC is required under the National Electricity Rules (clause 8.8.2) to appoint a generator representative that has the support of at least one third of registered generators.  

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Generators have been directly notified of the opportunity to submit a nomination and registered generators will be asked to vote on proposed candidates.

To find out more, visit the Reliability Panel page.

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