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B2B Procedures v3.4 Consultation

13/07/2020
Market National Electricity Market
StageFinal Report
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Initiated29/04/2020
Accepting submissions?No
Submissions close27/05/2020

Publication of B2B Procedures v3.4 Final Report and Determination

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has concluded a consultation on the proposed amendments to the B2B v3.4 and v3.5 Procedures. These amendments clarify, amend and enhance existing processes in order to support the Five Minute Settlement program and improve market efficiency.

Further details can be found in the Final Report and Determination as well as the attached technical documents. For further information contact:NEM.Retailprocedureconsultations@aemo.com.au.

Final Report

Extension of time for final determination and procedures for B2B Procedures v3.4 Consultation

Final Determination and Procedures to be published on 22 July 2020.

The IEC is extending the date for publication of the final determination and procedures for the B2B Procedures v3.4 Consultation in the NEM from 8 July 2020 to 22 July 2020. The extension is required for the IEC to further consider and evaluate the impact of the 3-month delay of Five-Minute Settlement. For information contact: NEM.Retailprocedureconsultations@aemo.com.au.

Second draft stage consultation 

Date: 29 April 2020 

AEMO is continuing its consultation conducted on behalf of the IEC on the proposed amendments to the B2B Procedures to improve the functionality of existing B2B transactions and to incorporate routine communication between electricity retail market participants into B2B transactions. 

AEMO is proposing to stagger the effective dates of the below proposed changes. The Meter Data Process changes agreed upon by a majority of respondents to the First Draft Consultation are proposed to be made effective on 1 July 2021. This will allow B2B system changes to coincide with the implementation of 5 Minute Settlement (5MS). All other changes are proposed to have their effective dates be 10 November 2021. The IEC recognises the proposal to delay the implementation date for Five Minute Settlement and Global Settlement by 12 months to 1 July 2022 in recognition of the current pressures on industry. If an effective date change is required for non-contestable unmetered loads (NCONUML), the IEC will assess the change once more information on the effective date of Global Settlement is known. 

This consultation has been extended until 8 July 2021 in order to allow additional comment on the proposed changes to the One Way Notification Process. The One Way Notification changes considered over the course of this consultation are a different means of achieving an end that was contemplated in the context of the current IEC Procedure Change Proposal. Participants have proposed the removal of the Meter Exchange Notice (MXN) in favour of enhancing the Planned Interruption Notice (PIN) during consultation, as an alternative to the proposed changes to the One Way Notification Procedure included in the initial IEC Procedure Change Proposal. There has not been a formal opportunity for participants to comment on the proposed change as it will be drafted in the B2B Procedures it is appropriate to include an additional round of consultation prior to making the final determination to confirm the drafting of the proposed change. Although this will delay the publication of the Final Determination, it is appropriate to do so to ensure adequate consultation on the proposed change.  

Matter under Consultation 

The matter for consultation is the following list of procedures which the IEC is proposing to amend under this consultation. 

 

Instrument

B2B v3.4 (effective 1 July 2021)

B2B v3.5 (effective 10 November 2021)

Customer Site Details Notification Process Amended (Version control only) Amended (Version control only)
 Meter Data Process  Amended (Version control only) Amended (Version control only) 
 One Way Notification Process  Amended (Version control only)  Amended (Procedure changes)
 Service Order Process  Amended (Version control only)  Amended (Procedure changes)
 Technical Delivery Specification Process  Amended (Procedure changes)  Amended (Procedure changes)

The IEC invites comments on the proposed changes contained within the second draft report and draft procedures, particularly the One Way Notification Process. Submissions must be provided by COB 27 May 2020.  

 

Second draft stage consultation documents

First draft stage consultation

Date: 12 February 2020

AEMO is conducting a consultation on behalf of the IEC on the proposed amendments to the B2B Procedures to improve the functionality of existing B2B transactions and to incorporate routine communication between electricity retail market participants into B2B transactions.

Matter under Consultation

The matter for consultation is the following list of procedures which the IEC is proposing to amend under this consultation.

Instrument  New/Amended 
Customer Site Details Notification Process
Amended (Version control only)
Meter Data Process
Amended (Procedure changes)
One Way Notification Process
Amended (Procedure changes)
Service Order Process
Amended (Procedure changes)
Technical Delivery Specification Process
Amended (Procedure changes)

The IEC invites comments on the proposed changes contained within the draft report and draft procedures.

Submissions should be forwarded to AEMO by 11 March 2020.

Further details regarding this consultation can be found in the Draft Report. For any queries on this consultation, please contact NEM.Retailprocedureconsultations@aemo.com.au

First Stage Consultation

Date: 29 November 2019

AEMO is conducting a consultation on B2B Procedures on behalf of the IEC. The IEC has developed the changes proposed in this consultation in the interests of improving the functionality of existing B2B transactions and to incorporate routine communication between electricity retail market participants into B2B transactions.

Several of the changes being consulted on will require B2B e-Hub system changes. These changes were recommended to the IEC by the Business-to-Business Working Group (B2B-WG) on behalf of industry.

Matter under Consultation

The matter for consultation is the following list of procedures which the IEC is proposing to amend under this consultation.

Instrument  New/Amended 
Customer Site Details Notification Process
Amended (Version control only)
Meter Data Process
Amended (Procedure changes)
One Way Notification Process
Amended (Version control only)
Service Order Process
Amended (Procedure changes)
Technical Delivery Specification Process
Amended (Procedure changes)

The IEC invites comments on the proposed changes contained within the change pack document.

Submissions should be forwarded to AEMO by 13 January 2020.

Further details regarding this consultation can be found in the Issues Paper.

For any queries on this consultation, please contact NEM.Retailprocedureconsultations@aemo.com.au

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