The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to allow participants in the North West Power System to agree to rules relating to the coordination of electricity dispatch schedules for electricity generators in the NWPS.
The NWPS is an electricity generation and transmission network centred in the Mount Isa region of Queensland which services surrounding mining operations as well as residents and businesses in Mount Isa and Cloncurry. Due to its isolation the NWPS is not connected to the National Electricity Market.
The ACCC proposes to grant authorisation subject to a condition requiring the parties to advise the ACCC about any future changes to the rules.
Further information is available on the authorisations public register.