Publication of Draft Remedial Action Scheme Guidelines

Market National Electricity Market
StageDraft Report
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close05/08/2022

AEMO is conducting a consultation on the Remedial Action Scheme Guidelines (the Guidelines).

There are an increasing number of Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) being implemented across the National Electricity Market (NEM) to manage contingency events. AEMO and Network Service Providers (NSPs) have collaboratively developed Draft RAS Guidelines.

Their purpose is to provide a reference of good electricity industry practice, and to summarise relevant National Electricity Rules (NER) obligations for NSPs, AEMO and Registered Participants in relation to the specification, design, modelling, testing and ongoing review of RASs.

In particular, AEMO is seeking feedback regarding the bullet points below:

  • Is there adequate discrimination of requirements for different types / levels of RASs, for example DNSP network RASs versus TNSP network RASs?
  • Is it practical to apply the consequence categories (Table 3) to real RASs?
  • Are RAS consequence categorisations in Table 3 aligned to appropriate design principles in Table 4 and testing guidelines in Table 5?
  • Duplication/redundancy requirements.
  • Modelling requirements, including whether it is appropriate to define modelling requirements in this guideline or incorporate into the Power System Model Guidelines.
  • Assessment criteria in Appendix A:
    • Is it sufficiently clear that these are not pass/fail criteria, but data points to be considered in an overall assessment of a RAS?
    • Will these criteria be practical and useful to apply as part of an overall assessment of a RAS? 

Invitation to Make Submissions

AEMO invites written submissions in response to the Draft Guidelines. Submissions should be sent by email to to reach AEMO by 5.00pm (AEST) on 5 August 2022.

All submissions must be forwarded in electronic format (both pdf and Word).
Please identify any parts of your submission that you wish to remain confidential and explain why. AEMO may still publish that information if it does not consider it to be confidential but will consult with you before doing so.

Please note that material identified as confidential may be given less weight in the decision-making process than material that is published.
Submissions received after the closing date and time will not be valid, and AEMO is not obliged to consider them. Any late submissions should explain the reason for lateness and the detriment to you if AEMO does not consider your submission.

All submissions will be published on AEMO’s website, other than confidential content.

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