Emergency Procedures (Gas) Consultation

20/07/2022
Market Declared Wholesale Gas Market
StagePPC
ConvenorAEMO Gas
Initiated20/07/2022
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close31/08/2022

AEMO intend to update the Emergency Procedures (Gas) which is made under the National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008 (the Act), section 53. The Procedures are a component of the Gas Emergency Protocol (Protocol) which has three parts:

  • Emergency Procedures (Gas) (Procedures);
  • Gas Load Curtailment and Gas Rationing and Recovery Guidelines (Guidelines); and
  • Curtailment List.

AEMO must consult with Registered participants in making the Protocol under the Act, section 53, and Registered participants must comply with a Protocol published by AEMO under the Act, section 55.

AEMO propose to update the Procedures to:

  • align with the proposed Guidelines as detailed in the industry consultation process conducted between April and June 2022, and that are intended to become effective from January 2023;
  • improve clarity of the Procedures scope;
  • distinguish between a response to a threat and a response to an emergency; and
  • enhance detail on the responsibilities and communication flow between organisations.

AEMO have posted a draft of the proposed Procedures, and will provide 30 business days for stakeholders to provide submissions to those Procedures. Submissions should include consideration of if the Procedures adequately:

  • classify gas emergencies into categories having regard to their scale, effect, or any other relevant matter or circumstance;
  • describe the actions to be taken by AEMO, Energy Safe Victoria, Registered participants, and any other relevant party for each category of gas emergency;
  • provides for how gas emergencies are to be managed and by whom; and
  • provides for any other matter relating to a gas emergency.

Submissions must be provided by no later than the 5pm AEST on 31 August 2022 and be made to GWCF_Correspondence@aemo.com.au with “Emergency Procedures (Gas) ” in the email title.

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