We are proposing the system operator introduces a facility to share sustained instantaneous reserve across the High Voltage Direct Current inter-island link. Enabling and using such a facility would promote our statutory objective by reducing the quantity of sustained instantaneous reserve procured and increasing competition between instantaneous reserve providers in each island.  This initiative is an interim step for the project to implement a national market for instantaneous reserve. 

We have published an information paper seeking feedback on our proposal to enable and use this facility.

Feedback should be received by 5pm on 16 July 2015. 

 The supporting analysis for this information paper can be found on the Authority's EMI website.


Feedback received

The Authority published a decisions and reasons paper as a result of this feedback.