The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 1 – NEM Generation is now open. The Tender Guidelines and additional tender documents are now available. These are designed to help proponents submit quality bids.

 

Registration will close at 5pm AEST on 19 June 2024 and Project Bids will close at 5pm AEST on 1 July 2024.

For participants to seek further clarification prior to submitting a bid, a Q&A process is now open and will close five business days prior to the Project Bid Closing Date and Time. You must register to be able to access the Q&A function.

Social Licence Market Briefing Note

The purpose of this briefing note is to provide additional information to assist Proponents in preparing quality Bids that address the social licence Merit Criteria which covers First Nations engagement, community engagement and community benefits sharing. We encourage proponents to read it carefully.

About the Tender

The Tender is seeking an indicative 6GW of renewable electricity generation across the National Electricity Market. Of this 6GW, minimum capacity targets across jurisdictions apply:

  • New South Wales – 2.2GW
  • South Australia – 300MW
  • Victoria – 1.4GW
  • Tasmania – 300MW

The remaining 1.8GW of renewable capacity will be allocated to projects across the NEM based on the merit of the projects. Projects wishing to participate in this tender should read the Tender Guidelines, available on our website, and register before 5pm AEST on 19 June 2024. 

About AEMO and AEMO Services’ Role

AEMO and AEMO Services have been engaged to support the roll-out of the Australian Government’s Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) as an advisor and tender delivery partner, bringing together our expertise in energy markets, modelling and infrastructure finance and procurement. AEMO Services is conducting the competitive tender process that will enable the Commonwealth to determine which projects the scheme should support, commencing with the SA-VIC Tender.

Our work will help the Commonwealth secure reliability and security in energy supply for consumers across Australia. As in NSW, we will conduct a two-stage tender process, assessing overall project merit including social licence and financial value, and focusing on stakeholder centric experience for tender participants to foster quality and competition. The Commonwealth Minister for Climate Change and Energy is the ultimate decision-maker, with a short-list of projects recommended to the Commonwealth for final approval.

Registered proponents are able to ask questions in the formal tender Q&A process. For any enquiries on the tender, eligibility and merit or registration please contact cis@aemoservices.com.au.

Registrations
are now open

To register log into the portal

Tender portal

 

 

Webinar

A recording of the Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 1 - NEM Generation webinar is available

Watch webinar

 

 

 

 

Last updated 7 Jun 2024

Registrations
are now open

To register log into the portal

Tender portal

 

 

Webinar

A recording of the Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 1 - NEM Generation webinar is available

Watch webinar

 

 

 

 

Last updated 7 Jun 2024

The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 1 – NEM Generation is now open. The Tender Guidelines and additional tender documents are now available. These are designed to help proponents submit quality bids.

 

 

The documents listed below contain the most recent Q&A submitted via the tender portal. These are also sent to registered proponents and are being made available to support stakeholder understanding of the tender and tender process. If you would like to submit a question, please register for the tender and follow the steps to submit.

Registrations
are now open

To register log into the portal

Tender portal

 

 

Webinar

A recording of the Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 1 - NEM Generation webinar is available

Watch webinar

 

 

 

 

Last updated 7 Jun 2024