ESWG recommends consideration be given to the spokesperson role AEMO can undertake during an electricity and/or gas supply shortfall in its covered markets and relevant jurisdictional emergencies, noting that AEMO has clear responsibility for the bulk supply of electricity as outlined in the Power System Emergency Management Plan and the Victorian wholesale gas market, and that for multi-jurisdiction gas supply emergencies, any AEMO spokesperson role would be to reflect NGERAC’s advice.
ESWG notes that in assuming NEMMCO and Vencorp’s functions, AEMO will conduct exercises to test responses to both electricity and gas supply issues.

Recommendation 4.2