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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 they meet the technical requirements and design standards, and provide the information set out in the National Electricity Rules (NER), and in particular Chapter 5 and Schedule 5.3a (Conditions for connection of Market Network Services). Sufficient evidence must be provided to demonstrate compliance. Refer to the registration guide above for more information.

Local black system procedures

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

Credit support

Participants may need to provide credit support to AEMO. All Financial guarantees must be in the prescribed format. 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 AEMO Guarantee Pro Forma with your registration application. 

The Credit support management guide contains information on AEMO's credit support processes and participant obligations.

Trustee deed

Where the Applicant is acting in a trustee capacity, they must complete and return the following Trustee Deed form. No changes can be made to the Trustee Deed other than the completion of details where highlighted.

When completing the form, a number of fields will update automatically when printed. To update the fields without printing, please press <Ctrl> + ‘P’ to simulate printing, then press <Esc> to return to the document without printing.

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