Market Operator Consultation Papers

The Market Operator intends to consult on any activity that impacts Market Participants and is not otherwise specified in the System Control Technical Code. A formal paper will be shortly released to Market Participants outlining the principles and processes that will be adopted during consultation. In summary, the consultation process involves six stages as outlined below.

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All documents that are published for consultation will be accompanied by a Consultation Impact Statement (CIS). The CIS acts as an information page to provide key points regarding the consultation process. It outlines the process that Market Participants must follow, including contact details and submission deadlines. Comments are invited from all pending market participants and interested persons.

Current Consultation Documents

Generator Performance Standards - Network Technical Code,  System Control Technical Code and Secure System Guideline Review

Power and Water are consulting on changes to the rules governing the connection of new generators in the Northern Territory. The proposed amendments seek to accommodate the increasing penetration of renewable generators while maintaining power system security and reliability to implement action 4(c) of the Northern Territory Government’s Renewable Energy and Electricity Market Reform  Implementation Plan 2018-20, with further reviews of the Codes expected throughout 2019.

The Network Technical Code (NTC) lists the requirements that all network users are required to comply with regarding connections to and the use of the electricity network. The System Control Technical Code (SCTC) specifies the performance standards of power systems and operational requirements that apply to system participants’ plant and equipment connected to a power system. The Secure System Guidelines detail the principles for determining whether a Power System operated under Licence from the NT Utilities Commission is in a secure operating state.

Interested parties can provide feedback to the Market Operator by emailing market.operator@powerwater.com.au by COB 8 February 2019. Alternatively if participants prefer, submissions can be made directly to the Utilities Commission at utilities.commission@nt.gov.au. For further information on the consultation process please refer to the Consultation Overview Paper.

1. Generator Performance Standards Consultation Overview Paper

2. System Control Technical Code V6 (proposed draft)

3. System Control Technical Code V5 (marked up identifying amendments)

4. Network Technical Code and Network Planning Criteria V4 (proposed draft)

5. Network Technical Code and Network Planning Criteria V3.1 (marked up identifying amendments)

6. Secure System Guidelines Version 4.1 (proposed draft)

7. Secure System Guidelines Version 4.1 (marked up identifying amendments)

Closed Consultation Documents

Consultation has closed on the following documents.

All comments and queries must be directed via email to the Market Operator.

Secure System Guidelines

The Secure System Guidelines details the principles for determining whether a Power System operated under Licence from the NT Utilities Commission is in a Secure Operating State.

1. Consultation Impact Statement
2. SC R.6.1 Secure System Guidelines Revision 2_6 final
3. Secure System Guidelines Draft 3
4. Summary of Changes and Discussion
5. Submissions received from Market Participants

6. Market Operator consultation response to submissions

  • Secure System Guidelines Draft 3.1 – Preliminary Review Changes
  • Consultation Stage

    Commencement date/time

    Conclusion date/time

    Submissions

    Monday 3 April 2017, 0800 hrs

    Friday 5 May 2017, 1400 hrs

    Preliminary Review

    Monday 8 May 2017, 0800 hrs

    Friday 19 May 2017, 1400 hrs

    Review Submissions

    Monday 22 May 2017, 0800 hrs

    Friday 2 June 2017, 1400 hrs

    Final Review/Publication

    Monday 5 June 2017, 0800 hrs

    As required. Target of 2 weeks.

7. Review submissions stage
The second stage of submissions was conducted between Monday 22 May 2017, 0800 hrs and Friday 2 June 2017, 1400 hrs. During this time submissions were received from the following organisations:

Two late submissions to the consultation were received from the following organisations:

System Control has determined to accept Jacana’s late submission on the basis that their Manager – Regulation and Industry Development was unaware of the 1400 hrs deadline, as outlined in Jacana’s justification response.

A clerical error by System Control resulted in Epuron not receiving notice of this consultation and missing the first stage of submissions entirely. System Control has accepted their submission for this consultation.

System Control is preparing responses to the above submissions and will publish the combined as soon as practicable.All comments and queries are to be directed via email to the Market Operator.

8. Final Review/Publication
The second stage of submissions (Review Submissions) for the Secure System Guidelines consultation was conducted between Monday 22 May 2017, 0800 hrs and Friday 2 June 2017, 1400 hrs. System Control has completed its final review of submissions.

The Market Operator has published online the following documents:

The Secure System Guidelines draft 3.2 contains tracked changes from the review submissions.
The Secure System Guidelines Version 4 final has identical content to draft 3.2, however the sections are re-arranged in a logical sequence, and changes from previous versions are no longer highlighted.

The Secure System Guidelines Version 4 will be in effect from Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 12:00 hours.

The consultation on Version 3 of the Secure System Guidelines is closed, due to the drafted changes throughout the consultation; the resultant Secure System Guidelines document is issued as “Secure System Guidelines - Version 4”.

The link below contains the Secure System Guidelines Version 4, which will be open to comment on an ongoing basis; please note this will be the location of the current in effect version of the Secure System Guidelines for the foreseeable future.

Secure System Guidelines

System Control intends to provide draft updates as further operational processes relating to Power System Security are reviewed. These are open to comment at all times, with a short consultation periodically (annually or as required for major changes) to formalise changes.

National Meter Identifier (NMI) Allocation

The NMI Allocation Procedure has been prepared to specify the key principles to be adopted by the Network Operator for the allocation of NMIs to metering installations in the Northern Territory electricity supply industry and the key principles to be adopted by the Market Operator for the registration of those NMIs.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - NMI Allocation Procedure
  2. Circulated NMI Allocation Procedure
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants - nil
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved National Meter Identifier (NMI) Allocation

I-NTEM Generating Unit Tie Break

The Generating Unit Tie Break Procedure provides a transparent method for dispatching generating units that have identical off-load orders or identical dispatch offer prices at the Pool Price Point.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - Generating Unit Tie Break Procedure
  2. Circulated I-NTEM Generating Unit Tie Break Procedure
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved Generating Unit Tie Break Procedure

I-NTEM Generator Offers

The Generator Offer Procedure specifies the principles and supporting rules and points of clarification for submitting daily dispatch offers to the Power System Controller.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - I-NTEM Generator Offer Procedure
  2. Circulated I-NTEM Generator Offer Procedure
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved Generator Offer Procedure

I-NTEM Market Timetable

The Market Timetable Procedure specifies the period (in days relative to the trading day) that various documents are to be provided to the Power System Controller, or provided by the Power System Controller to relevant stakeholders.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - I-NTEM Market Timetable
  2. Circulated I-NTEM Market Timetable Procedure
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants - nil
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved Market Timetable Procedure

Market Participant Registration

All Market Customers (Retailers) and Generators need to register with the Market Operator to participate in the Interim Northern Territory Energy Market. Below are the proposed application forms and templates.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - Market Participant Registration
  2. Circulated Market Participant Registration Application with the Market Operator
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants:
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved - Market Participant Registration Application with the Market Operator

Settlements Statements and Timetable

These procedures identifies the key principles to be adopted by the Market Operator for the preparation and issuing of settlement statements in accordance with an agreed timetable, and the necessary information to be included in the statements during operation of the I-NTEM.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement - Settlements Statements and Timetable Procedure
  2. Circulated Settlements Statements and Timetable Procedure
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants:
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved -  Settlement Statements and Timetable with the Market Operator

Indigenous Essential Services Deemed Load Profile

These documents brings to the attention of Market Participants, the Market Operator’s intention to use a deemed load profile as one element in determining Jacana Energy’s non-interval meter consumption, and for determining the total IES load at the Transaction Reference Point (TRP). The quantities for these Market Participants will be determined on a trading interval basis. This document fulfils a requirement in the pending System Control Technical Code for the Market Operator to consult with electricity market stakeholders on a suitable algorithm.

  1. Consultation Impact Statement – IES Deemed Load Profile Proposal
  2. Circulated IES Deemed Load Profile
  3. Submissions received from Market Participants:
  4. Market Operator consultation response to submissions
  5. Approved - Indigenous Essential Services Deemed Load Profile