Retail procedures (Wholesale Demand response)

Market National Electricity Market
StageFirst Stage
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close12/10/2020

Under the Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism (WDRM), from October 2021, consumers will be able to sell demand response in the wholesale market. The WDRM Rule introduces a new market participant category, the Demand Response Service Provider (DRSP).

AEMO has prepared an Issues Paper to facilitate informed discussion and seek input from interested parties on the delivery of proposed changes to enable the Wholesale Demand Response in the National Electricity Market.   Further details are provided in the Issues Paper published with this notice. A consultation draft of the following procedures is published with the Issues Paper: 

  • Market Settlements and Transfer Solution (MSATS) Procedures: Meter Data Management (MDM) Procedures (MDM Procedures).  
  • MSATS Procedures: Consumer Administration and Transfer Solution (CATS) Procedure Principles and Obligations (CATS Procedure).  
  • MSATS Procedures: Procedure for the Management (Wholesale, Interconnector, Generator and Sample (WIGS)) (WIGS Procedure).  
  • Metrology Procedure: Part B  
  • Retail Electricity Procedures - Glossary and Framework (Glossary and Framework).  
  • Business-to-Business (B2B) Guide.  
  • B2B e-Hub Participant Accreditation and Revocation Process (B2B Participant Process).  
  • Understanding Load Profiles Published from MSATS (Load Profiles Document).  

Submissions for this stage of consultation close on 17 November 2020. Please send your submissions through to

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