Registering multiple functions and parties
To register a generating system, transmission system, or distribution system that is owned, controlled, or operated by multiple organisations, you can appoint one organisation as an intermediary.
The remaining organisations can apply for exemption from registration under clause 2.9.3 of the National Electricity Rules (NER).
For the purposes of the NER, an approved intermediary is treated as the registered participant (generator or network service provider as applicable). Intermediaries must comply with all requirements associated with the functions for which they are appointed.
Each exemption application should be submitted at the same time as the intermediary’s registration application.
If multiple organisations own, control, or operate different generating units within a generating system, each organisation must be registered separately for the activities it carries out, or seek an exemption. Only one organisation can apply to be the registered generator for a generating system.
Revoking an intermediary appointment
An applicant may revoke the appointment of an intermediary by giving notice to AEMO in the form of a formal letter signed by a person of authority. The applicant must be the facility owner, operator, and/or controller.
AEMO will advise the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) that the notice has been given. At 4.30 am, two business days after AEMO approves the notice of revocation, the intermediary will cease to be considered the applicant’s intermediary for the purposes of the NER. Note that AEMO has no ability to delay or reverse this once a notice has been given. The intermediary, being the registered participant in respect to the facility, will be removed from AEMO systems. This also means the facility will no longer be able to participate in the National Electricity Market until another person is registered as a participant for that facility.
If the applicant revoking the appointment of an intermediary was previously granted an exemption from registration, that exemption ceases at the time of the intermediary’s revocation. If required, the applicant should apply for registration.
Participants may register in multiple markets under one ABN, or have multiple ABNs, requiring several participant IDs.
Single ABN – A company with a single ABN can perform multiple functions and have single or multiple participant IDs.
Multiple ABNs – A company conducting business under multiple ABNs must register the functions for each ABN.
For further information, please contact AEMO’s Information and Support Hub or call 1300 236 600.