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Transfer a NEM registration

This page provides an overview of the tasks required to transfer a National Electricity Market (NEM) registration.

Transferring a registration

Under National Electricity Rules clause 2.9A, a Registered Participant (transferor) can apply to AEMO to transfer its registration in a particular category to another person (transferee). The transferee must establish that it meets all the eligibility criteria for registration in that category

If there is no intermediary relationship involved, and if there is no material change to the way the underlying facilities are classified, the transferee and the transferor must each complete the forms and provide the additional documentation indicated below.

If this is not the case, the transfer may need to be treated as a new application for registration. Please contact AEMO to discuss your requirements in this situation.

Transfer documents

The following documents are to be used when transferring a registration in the NEM.

Application form

The relevant application forms must be completed to transfer a registration from a Registered Participant to another person. The forms provide further details about what is required for transferring a registration and should be read in conjunction with the Generator Transfer Guide.

Application form guide

The NEM Generator Transfer Guide provides assistance in filling out the transfer application form.

Fees and charges

The transferee must pay a registration fee, and these are outlined on the Fees and charges page.

Supporting documents

These documents need to be supplied by the transferee with the transfer form, or beforehand, as they support your application.

Recipient-created tax invoices (RCTI)

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

NEM settlements revisions

This deed is used when one entity wishes to take liability for the settlement revisions of another; for example, in the event of an acquisition.

Guide to market systems

The Guide to Market Systems – NEM Change of Ownership guide provides details regarding transfer of control of electricity assets registered with AEMO, as well as basic information on some key issues that may arise from corporate actions, such as a merger or acquisition.

Note that transition can have significant ramifications regarding network and logical secured access. In addition, many of AEMO’s NEM systems have defined cut-off times for particular transactions and reports.

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