Scheduled Lite

Scheduled Lite is a voluntary mechanism that aims to lower barriers and provide incentives for unscheduled load and generation to provide scheduling information and participate in the NEM’s scheduling processes. Through participation in Scheduled Lite, there is an opportunity for distributed energy resources (DER) and flexible demand to make valuable contributions to the secure and reliable operation of the power system. While a key focus of the mechanism is to better integrate DER into the NEM scheduling processes, the mechanism will also be applicable to large users and small generators.

Scheduled Lite is an initiative within the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) CER Implementation Plan and is one of several initiatives that aim to create value for customers through the integration of DER and flexible demand within the wholesale market.  The reforms outlined in the DER Implementation Plan address a range of technical, regulatory and market issues over a three-year period.

AEMO was tasked by the ESB in September 2021 with the preparation of a high-level design for a Scheduled Lite mechanism for the NEM. 

AEMO consulted with stakeholders on a draft high-level design to facilitate feedback on the proposed mechanism; to identify any challenges associated with participation within that mechanism; and to inform a rule change request.

AEMO addressed the feedback received through the submissions and submitted a rule change request to the AEMC.

Final rule change request

Final rule change request and appendices can be found on the AEMC website

This consultation is now closed for submissions.

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