Register as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the NEM
This page provides an overview of the processes and tasks required to register as a Network Service Provider (NSP) in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The information provided on the page also applies to NSPs registering as a Special Participant.
A person who owns, operates or controls a transmission or distribution system must register with AEMO as an NSP. The Australian Energy Regulator may exempt a person from registering as an NSP if the person meets specific criteria or if they are appointing an intermediary.
When registering, NSPs must categorise each of their network systems as either a transmission system or distribution system. NSPs either earn revenue from a regulated income or from the spot market. The latter must register as market NSPs and classify their services as scheduled network services. Market NSPs must participate in AEMO’s central dispatch process.
Participants who are already registered as a transmission NSP and wish to classify a dedicated connection asset should visit the Classifying a Dedicated Connection Asset page. Similarly, current participants who are already registered as an NSP in the NEM and wish to change their scheduled bid and valuation data should visit the Changing Scheduled Bid, Valuation Data and Offer Valuation Data page.
These are the documents needed for registration.
Email your completed application, including all attachments, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, application documents sent by post will face processing delays.
Fees and charges
Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined on the NEM Fees and charges page.
Any document shown in this section is required in support of your application or to assist.
Recipient-created tax invoices (RCTI)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEMO has adopted digital and remote ways of working to protect our people and critical operations. During this time, applicants can sign and exchange electronically.
Local black system procedures
NSPs must develop local black system procedures (LBSP) in accordance with the guidelines published by AEMO.
Credit support will be required if you do not meet the acceptable credit criteria detailed in clause 3.3.3 of the NER.
AEMO advises applicants to contact email@example.com to discuss requirements prior to completing the AEMO Guarantee Pro Forma. You must submit an original signed copy of the pro forma with your registration application.