NEM Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Register Information Guidelines Consultation

Market National Electricity Market
StageFinal Report
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?No

AEMO has now conducted its Consultation on developing Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Information Guidelines.

Notice of Final Determination

The DER Register Draft and Final Reports represents AEMO’s response to all issues raised by stakeholders to date and includes the final design of the DER register Information Collection Framework AEMO is developing.

The final DER register information guidelines set out the obligations that will apply to NSPs after 1 September, and the form and content of DER generation information which NSPS must provide to AEMO from 1 December 2019.

Final Determination and Guidelines

The DER Register Project is now moving into the implementation stage. Please reach out to if you have any questions or wish to participate during this stage of the project.


On 13 September 2018, the AEMC made a final rule determination on National Electricity Rule (NER) Clause 3.7E that places an obligation on the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to establish a static register of DER in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Following implementation on 1 December 2019 the DER register will give network businesses and AEMO visibility of where DER are connected to help in planning and operating the power system as it transforms. The improved information on the static characteristics of DER represents an important first step towards increasing system visibility over DER.

As part of this rule, AEMO was required to develop, maintain and publish DER register information guidelines, that specify, amongst other things, the details of the information that NSPs must provide to AEMO, as well as when and how the information is to be provided. These Guidelines have been developed following the formal Rules consultation procedure (as per NER clause 8.9) and to be published by 1 June 2019. 

Consultation Timeline


Indicative Date


Pre-Consultation Forum

13 November 2018


First Stage:

Issues Paper and Notice of Consultation

29 January 2019


Submissions close**

7 March 2019


Second Stage:

Draft Report, Notice of Consultation and Draft Guidelines 

5 April 2019


Submissions close**

24 April 2019


Final Report and DER Information Guidelines

31 May 2019


Working Group 2: Meeting 3

Working Group 2: Meeting 2

Working Group 1: Meeting 2

Second Stage Consultation Submissions

Second Stage Consultation

Working Group 1: Data Model

Working Group 2: Process Design

First Stage Consultation Submissions

First Stage Consultation

Pre-Consultation Information

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