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Register as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the NEM

This page provides an overview of the processes and tasks required to register as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The information provided on the page also applies to NSPs registering as a Special Participant.

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.

Category and classification

To confirm you are registering in the correct category for the NEM, visit Electricity Market Participants

Further details about NSP classifications, including information about the Special Participant category, are outlined in the Network Service Provider Classification and Exemptions Guide.

Registration documents

These are the forms and documents needed to register as an NSP.

Application form

The Application for Registration as a Network Service Provider in the NEM form must be completed to register as an NSP. The form provides further details about what is required for registration and should be read in conjunction with the NEM Network Service Provider Registration Guide and NEM Registration Checklist.

Registration guides

The following guide and checklist provide a detailed overview of the Network Service Provider registration process and information requirements.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined on the NEM Fees and charges page.

Supporting documents

These documents and information need to be supplied either with your application form, or beforehand, as they support your application for registration.

Technical requirements

Applicants must confirm that they meet the technical requirements set out in the National Electricity Rules (NER). To do so, either complete section D4 within the application form, download and complete the following template, or contact AEMO to discuss alternative methods.

Local black system procedures

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

Credit support

Credit support will be required if you do not meet the acceptable credit criteria detailed in clause 3.3.3 of the NER.

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 copy of the pro forma with your registration application.

Recipient-created tax invoices (RCTI)

Applicants must complete two original signed copies of the agreement so that recipient-created tax invoices can be issued.

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