Demand-side bidding and forecasting: Criteria for departing from the methodology for determining non-conforming GXPs
About this consultation
The objective of the demand-side bidding and forecasting (DSBF) initiative is to capture the benefits of central load forecasting, while also facilitating demand-side price response through improving the bidding process.
The majority of the DSBF arrangements come into force on 28 June 2012. The DSBF provisions that deal with determining conforming and non-conforming grid exit points (GXPs) came into force on 28 March 2012.
When the DSBF amendments were drafted it was intended that GXPs with a predictable demand pattern will be called 'conforming GXPs', while those that do not follow a predictable pattern will be called 'non-conforming GXPs'. Under the DSBF amendments, all GXPs are deemed to be conforming unless the Authority determines otherwise.
The process for determining whether a GXP is conforming or non-conforming is set out in clauses 13.27A to 13.27K of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code). The Authority must apply a prescribed methodology (set out in Schedule 13.7 of the Code) and request and take into account advice from the system operator and any information submitted by a purchaser who purchases electricity at the GXP.
The Authority is required to make each determination in accordance with the methodology set out in Schedule 13.7 of the Code. However, under certain circumstances specified in clause 13.27C(2), the Authority may depart from applying the methodology and use criteria it has previously consulted on and publicised, to determine that a conforming GXP is non-conforming.
The purpose of this Consultation paper is to consult on proposed criteria. The Consultation paper proposes three mutually exclusive criteria the Authority can use when considering whether a GXP that has been determined conforming after applying the prescribed methodology, should be determined as being a non-conforming GXP.
The Authority's preference is to receive submissions in electronic format (Microsoft Word). It is not necessary to send hard copies of submissions to the Authority, unless it is not possible to do so electronically.
If submitters do not wish to send their submission electronically, they should post one hard copy of their submission to one of the following addresses:
PO Box 10041
Level 7, ASB Bank Tower
2 Hunter Street
Tel: 04 460 8860
Fax: 04 460 8879
Submissions should be received by 4.00pm on Thursday 26 April 2012. Please note that late submissions are unlikely to be considered.
The Authority will acknowledge receipt of all submissions electronically. Please contact the Submissions' Administrator if you do not receive electronic acknowledgement of your submission within two business days.
Your submission is likely to be made available to the general public on the Authority's website. Submitters should indicate any documents attached in support of the submission in a covering letter and clearly indicate any information that is provided to the Authority on a confidential basis. However, all information provided to the Authority is subject to the Official Information Act 1982.
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