Declared NEM Project - NEM 2025 Reform Program

Market National Electricity Market
StageFirst Stage
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close15/06/2022

Date of Notice: 11 May 2022

This notice informs all Registered Participants and interested parties (Consulted Persons) that AEMO is conducting a consultation on the determination of the NEM 2025 Reform Program as a declared NEM project. 

This consultation is being conducted under clause 2.11 of the National Electricity Rules (NER), in accordance with the Rules consultation requirements detailed in rule 8.9 of the NER. 

Matter under consultation 

The matter for consultation is determination of the NEM 2025 Reform Program as a declared NEM project. Further details are provided in the Consultation Paper published with this notice.

Stakeholders should note that this consultation relates only to determining whether the NEM 2025 Reform Program should be a declared NEM project.  The structure of an additional Participant fee for recovery of the costs of the project including the Registered Participants that will be charged the fee, as well as the start date for recovery and the period or periods over which recovery will occur, will be determined in a separate consultation. 

Therefore, stakeholders should not make submissions to this consultation that relate to the structure of the additional Participant fee for recovery of the costs of the project, the Registered Participants that should or should not be charged, or when that fee should be paid. 

The consultation process 

The consultation process is outlined below. Dates are indicative only and subject to change. 

Process stage

Indicative date

Closing date for submissions in response to this Notice and Consultation Paper

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Publication of Draft Report and Determination

Wednesday 13 July 20221

Closing date for submissions in response to the Draft Report

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Publication of Final Report and Determination

Wednesday 7 September 2022

1This assumes that AEMO concludes that it is not desirable or necessary to hold any meetings under clause 8.9(f) of the Rules (If meetings are held, meetings must be held within a further 25 business days after submissions close, and this will then impact the consultation dates following the meeting).

Please note that material identified as confidential may be given less weight in the decision-making process than material that is published.


In your submission, you may request a meeting with AEMO to discuss the matter under consultation, stating why you consider a meeting is necessary or desirable. 

If appropriate, meetings may be held jointly with other Consulted Persons. Subject to confidentiality restrictions, AEMO will generally make details of matters discussed at a meeting available to other Consulted Persons, and may publish them. 

Closing date and time 

Submissions in response to this Notice of First Stage of Rules Consultation should be sent by email to, to reach AEMO by 5.00pm (AEST) on 15 June 2022. 

All submissions must be forwarded in electronic format (both pdf and Word). Please send any queries about this consultation to the same email address. 

Submissions received after the closing date and time will not be valid, and AEMO is not obliged to consider them. Any late submissions should explain the reason for lateness and the detriment to you if AEMO does not consider your submission. 


All submissions will be published on AEMO’s website, other than confidential content.

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