Review of Power System Data Communication Standard

Market National Electricity Market
StageFirst Stage
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close15/03/2022

The Consultation Process

  • Issues Paper published. First consultation period opens.
    Thursday 3 February 2022
  • Submissions close on Issues Paper.
    Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Draft Report and draft Standard published. Second consultation period opens.
    To be advised
  • Submissions close on draft Report and draft Standard.
    To be advised
  • Final Report and final version of Standard published.
    To be advised

AEMO is conducting a consultation on the Power System Data Communication Standard (the Standard).

This consultation is being conducted under clause 4.11.2 (c) of the National Electricity Rules (NER), in accordance with the Rules consultation requirements detailed in clause 8.9 of the NER.

AEMO is expanding the Consulted Persons for this consultation beyond the required category of Network Service Providers.

The consultation process is outlined on the left. Dates are indicative only and subject to change.

Invitation to Make Submissions

AEMO invites written submissions in response to this Notice of First Stage of Rules Consultation. Submissions should be sent by email to, to reach AEMO by 5.00pm (AEDT) on 15 March 2022.

All submissions must be forwarded in electronic format (both pdf and Word).
Please identify any parts of your submission that you wish to remain confidential and explain why. AEMO may still publish that information if it does not consider it to be confidential but will consult with you before doing so.

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

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.


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.

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