PIAC responded to the AEMC’s consultation on a proposed rule change concerning System Restart Services, standards and testing.
PIAC recognises there will likely be fewer traditional sources of System Restart Ancillary Services (SRAS) available as generators retire. Therefore we consider this an opportunity to update the definition of SRAS and the means of procuring it to reflect the changing nature of the generation fleet and technological developments.
In light of this, PIAC supports reforms to expand the current definition of the Standard and interpretations of how to deliver it in order to provide the level of system resilience that consumers are willing to pay for.
We respond to questions regarding the definition of SRAS and the SRAS procurement objective.