AEMO Retail Gas Market Procedures
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Retail Gas Market Procedures
Part 15B clause 135EA of the National Gas Rules (NGR) set out the scope of activities to be managed under the gas Procedures, and clause 135EB sets out the preconditions required for making Procedures under the NGR.
In essence, AEMO may only make or change Procedures if AEMO is satisfied the new Procedure or changed Procedure is consistent with the NGL/NGR and is appropriate, having regard to the national gas objective and any relevant Access Arrangement.
AEMO may make Procedures that impact on the management of all aspects associated with the effective operation of a retail gas market that is subject to the NGL/NGR. Procedures have been established for each jurisdiction and provide the detail of the obligations of industry participants for the operation of jurisdictional gas retail markets.
The NGR prescribes the process to be used in making (or changing) the gas Procedures. It requires that AEMO establish an "approved process" to be used for this purpose. The approved process is a consultative and inclusive process designed to ensure that any change to the Procedures is developed and implemented with due regard to impacted stakeholder concerns. Any stakeholder is provided the opportunity to participate in the consultation for the development of a Procedure change before AEMO approves any change.
The approved process is used for all Procedures governing gas markets operated by AEMO, and includes the declared wholesale market and all retail gas markets. The ability to change the Retail Market Procedures is defined in Part 15B of the NGR and is covered by the Approved process which you can view below.
Approved Process under Rule 135EC of the National Gas Rules
29 Jun 2010| 4.40 mb (.pdf)
This industry agreed guideline outlines the change management framework for gas retail markets operated by AEMO. This document should be applied for changes to the jurisdictional Retail Market Procedures (RMP) and Technical Protocols (TPs) (together known as Procedures), which are changed in accordance with the Approved Process (AP).
Guideline – Change Management Process for the Gas Retail Markets
11 Dec 2012| 336 kB (.pdf)