On the 24th of June 2021, the Australian Energy Market Commission made a draft decision not to require generators sized between 5 and 30MW to be scheduled. AGL believes that the AEMC may have made this draft determination without adequate cost benefit analysis into the effects that non-scheduled generators between 5MW and 30MW have on scheduling and forecasting. The AEMC should clearly identify the extent to which the different types of non-scheduled generation affect market and power system outcomes, and whether any identified issues are likely to worsen in the short-to-medium term. This analysis would then inform if and when a different scheduling threshold (higher than 5MW but lower than 30MW) may be required.
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