Enrolled participants in AEMO’s Virtual Power Plant demonstration program
- Project Released: 19 Dec 2019
- Project Closes: 30 June 2022
- Contact: Georgina Lawrence
The Commission is seeking stakeholder comment and feedback on the potential extension of the term of the current exemption for enrolled participants in AEMOS’s Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Program.
Current status is Initiate
The Commission is seeking stakeholder comment and feedback on the potential extension of the term of the current exemption for enrolled participants in AEMOS’s Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Program up to and including 30 June 2022.
In November 2019, the Commission, with the approval of the Minister for Energy and Mining, granted an exemption from the requirement to hold an electricity generation licence for enrolled participants in AEMO’s Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Program. The term of the exemption was until the conclusion of the program, or until 30 June 2021 (whichever is the earlier).
The Commission seeks submissions on the potential extension to the term of the exemption until 30 June 2022 for operators who were enrolled participants in AEMO’s Virtual Power Plant Program.
In addition, the Commission also seeks submissions from stakeholders about the terms of any such exemption, as well as on potential licence conditions for VPP operators.
In considering whether or not to extend and vary the term of the exemption, the Commission will have regard to the relevant provisions in the Electricity Act 1996. It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002: the protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services, and other factors as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator of the South Australian electricity industry.
Submissions close 22nd April 2021.
A copy of the Consultation Paper and information on how to make a submission can be accessed below.