Draft System Restart Ancillary Services Guideline

Publication date:
8 September 2020
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PIAC responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) second stage of consultation on the draft System Restart Ancillary Services (SRAS) Guideline (the Guideline).

PIAC supports the draft guideline as we consider it supports the SRAS procurement objective of meeting the Reliability Panel’s system restart standard at the lowest long-term cost.

PIAC supports AEMO keeping the SRAS Guideline principles-based rather than prescriptive as we consider allowing AEMO to use its discretion in procurement will better support achieving the procurement objective. Therefore, we disagree with the suggestions from some stakeholders to limit the maximum SRAS contract duration to minimise the risk of locking in poor performance or creating barriers to new services. 

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