Register as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the NEM

This page outlines the requirements for registering as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

A person who owns, operates or controls a transmission or distribution system must register with AEMO as an NSP. The Australian Energy Regulator may exempt a person from registering as an NSP if the person meets specific criteria or if they are appointing an intermediary.

When registering, NSPs must categorise each of their network systems as either a transmission system or distribution system. NSPs either earn revenue from a regulated income or from the spot market. The latter must register as market NSPs and classify their services as scheduled network services. Market NSPs must participate in AEMO’s central dispatch process.

Participants who are already registered as a transmission NSP and wish to classify a dedicated connection asset should visit the Classifying a Dedicated Connection Asset page. Similarly, current participants who are already registered as an NSP in the NEM and wish to change their scheduled bid and valuation data should visit the Changing Scheduled Bid, Valuation Data and Offer Valuation Data page.

Registration documents

These are the documents needed for registration.

Supporting documents

Any document shown in this section is required in support of your application or to assist.

Technical requirements

Applicants must confirm that they meet the technical requirements set out in the National Electricity Rules (NER).

Local black system procedures

NSPs must develop local black system procedures (LBSP) in accordance with the guidelines published by AEMO.

Credit support

Credit support will be required if you do not meet the acceptable credit criteria detailed in clause 3.3.3 of the NER.

AEMO advises applicants to contact prudentials@aemo.com.au to discuss requirements prior to completing the AEMO Guarantee Pro Forma. You must submit an original signed copy of the pro forma with your registration application.

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