Market Settlement and Transfer Solutions
In this section
In this section
AEMO's MSATS policies and procedures are available below, and information regarding the use of the MSATS system is detailed in the following participant user interface guides. These guides outline the steps involved in using the Ombudsman Enquiry System and the MSATS Web Portal, including Consumer Administration Transfer Solution (CATS), and Metering Data Management (MDM).
Guide to MSATS and B2B Terms
18 Aug 2017 | 1.77 MB (pdf)
Introduction to MSATS v10.0
17 Apr 2013 | 2.59 MB (pdf)
Guide to MSATS Web Portal v11.00
17 Apr 2013 | 9.27 MB (pdf)
Guide to User Rights Management v1.00
30 Jan 2013 | 2.93 MB (pdf)
Guide to MSATS B2B v10.00
30 Aug 2013 | 3.32 MB 9 (pdf)
MSATS Ombudsman Enquiry User Interface Guide v1.03
14 Oct 2011 | pdfMSATS Participant Batcher
The Participant Batcher is sample software for the file interface. The latest software package and documentation are available below.
Participant Batcher Software v2.0.8
02 December 2016 | 5.37 MB (zip)
Guide to Particpant Batcher Software v3.00
19 Apr 2013 | 2.10 MB (pdf)
The .CHM file below is a searchable guide to AEMO's Participant Batcher software. To use the CHM file:
- Download and save it to a local Windows drive (it cannot be viewed on a network drive)
- Right-click the filename and then click Unblock to remove the security settings.
- Double-click the filename to open it.
Guide to Partipant Batcher Software v1.00
19 Apr 2013 | 2 MB (.chm)Validation Module
The B2B Validation Module is a validation application participants can embed in their B2B systems allowing them to validate an XML file before it is deployed to the MSATS B2B Web Portal. Download the latest and previous software and guide below.
Validation Module Software v1.0.25
08 Apr 2014 | 7.00 MB (zip)
Validation Module Software v1.0.24
11 Oct 2013 | 6.55 MB (zip)
Guide to Validation Module Software v2.01
11 Oct 2013 | 1.97 MB (pdf)Technical guide to bulk data tool in MSATS
- Describes the Bulk Data Tool (BDT).
- Shows the relationship between the aseXML data for BDT and the processing of that data.
- Provides a reliable reference for the intended usage of the aseXML elements relevant to the BDT.
Technical Guide to Bulk Data Tool in MSATSMSATS CATS Hints and Tips
This is a detailed technical guide that has been based on the operational experience gained in MSATS to date. It provides hints and tips on how to ensure that requests are successfully loaded into MSATS, and tips on reports, as well as outlining MSATS validations. It should be used an addendum to CATS procedures by industry staff.
MSATS–CATS Hints and TipsMSATS CATS History Model
AEMO receives a large number of enquires about how MSATS handles the history of consumer transfers and standing data.
This document is a detailed description of how the MSATS data model is used to manage information that changes over time. It is essential reading, targeted at business analysts and IT support staff in participant business who are involved in managing data interfaces to and from MSATS.
MSATS CATS History ModelMSATS NMI discovery Questions and Answers
The MSATS NMI discovery Questions and Answers document has been produced in response to questions from participants on how to get the best results from the NMI Discovery features of MSATS.
MSATS: NMI Discovery Questions and Answers
This document provides a detailed description of the data items populated in the MSATS NMI Standing Data tables. The document contains information on the type of data, a brief description of that data item, and whether the information is mandatory. It is intended as a reference guide to assist participant's building systems and processes to interact with the MSATS system and understand the data.
Standing Data for MSATSConsumer Administration and Transfer Solution (CATS) and Wholesale, Interconnector, Generator and Sample (WIGS) Procedures
The CATS and WIGS procedures apply to registered participants in accordance with the National Electricity Rules (the Rules). They form part of the MSATS procedures mentioned in the Rules clause 7.2.8. The CATS procedures are applicable to NMI (National Metering Identifier) small and large classifications, and the WIGS procedures are applicable to NMI classifications wholesale, interconnector, generator, and sample.
Current version: Effective from 01 July 2014
MSATS Procedures : CATS Procedure Principles and Obligations v4.1 MSATS Procedures : Procedure for the Management of WIGS NMIS v4.1
MSATS Procedures : CATS Procedure Principles and Obligations v4.0 MSATS Procedures : Procedure for the Management of WIGS NMIS v4.0NEM Retailer of Last Resort (RoLR) processes
The NEM Retailer of Last Resort (RoLR) Processes define the processes that participants and AEMO are required to follow in order to effectively manage market transactions and communicate customer and site information should a RoLR event be invoked within the NEM.
Current version: Effective from 13 November 2013
NEM RoLR Processes V1.3
NEM RoLR Processes V1.2Metering Data Management (MDM) procedures
This document contains details of processes performed by the MDM component of MSATS. The effective date of this procedure is 6 December 2010.
MSATS Procedures : MDM Procedures v3.2