Description of Conduct

Stanwell Corporation Limited and Diamantina Power Station (the Applicants) are seeking authorisation of the technical and operational arrangements related to the operation of the North West Power System (NWPS). Specifically, the parties are seeking authorisation to agree rules related to the coordination of dispatch of generators, and demand management and load shedding of certain electricity consumers within the NWPS (the Dispatch Protocol). NWPS is an isolated electricity generation and transmission network based in Mt Isa and is not connected to the national grid.

Authorisation is sought for 5 years.

The Applicants originally sought interim authorisation for the conduct to commence 28 March 2014 but withdrew this request on 5 March 2014.

On 13 June 2014, the Applicants withdrew the application for authorisation on the basis that the Dispatch Protocols underpinning the proposed arrangements had not yet been finalised. The Applicants advise that they intend to lodge new applications for authorisation when the Dispatch Protocols are finalised.


  • Diamantina Power Station Pty Ltd
  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91412
  • A91413