SO_OP_3705 Dispatch Procedure Consultation

Market National Electricity Market
StageDiscussion Paper
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close12/08/2022

Matters under consultation

AEMO is consulting with industry on proposed changes to the SO_OP_3705 Dispatch Procedure to implement the relevant aggregated dispatch conformance arrangements (ADC) in accordance with clause 11.145.16 of the National Electricity Rules (NER), under the National Electricity Amendment (Integrated energy storage systems into the NEM) Rule 2021 No. 13 (IESS Rule).  

In summary, the changes are to set out:

  • permitted forms of ADC by one or more scheduled resources comprised in an aggregate generating system;

  • arrangements for AEMO to specify when resource level compliance is required; and

  • consequential changes to dispatch instructions and AEMO’s dispatch conformance monitoring and reporting processes to accommodate these arrangements.

Consultation process

AEMO invites stakeholders to:

  • provide feedback and comments on this Information Paper, as well as the accompanying change-marked version of the Procedure; and 

  • identify any unintended adverse consequences of the Changes.

Stakeholders are invited to submit written responses to the Information Paper, including the specific issues for consultation which are identified in this Information Paper, by 5.00 pm (Sydney time) Friday 12 August 2022.  Please send submissions and questions to

Deliverable Timing Status
Targeted one-to-one pre-consultations to inform options for Aggregated Dispatch Conformance May/June 2022 Complete
Information Paper published 21 July 2022 Complete
Stakeholder information session (register here) 26 July 2022 Complete
Engagement through the IESS-Working Group 27 July 2022 Complete
Submissions due on Information Paper 12 August 2022 In progress
Final Procedure published 1 September 2022 Not started

Industry briefing

An information session was held on 26 July 2022. Materials presented at the session are available for download here.

Further information

For more information, please contact

Reference information

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