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National Electricity Law
The statutory basis for the rules that govern the operation of the National Electricity Market. See also National Electricity Rules.
National Electricity Market
The electricity market that extends across the interconnected electricity network covering Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. See also Western Australian Electricity Market.
National Electricity Rules
The rules governing operation of the National Electricity Market. The rules are made under the National Electricity Law and are maintained by the Australian Energy Market Commission. Separate Rules govern operation of the Western Australian Electricity Market. See also National Electricity Law.
National Gas Law
The National Gas Law provides the statutory basis for the rules that govern the operation of Australian gas markets. See also National Gas Rules.
National Gas Rules
The rules governing access to natural gas pipelines and operation of gas markets. Separate gas markets operate under the National Gas Rules in Victoria, other eastern states and Western Australia. See also Contract carriage, Market carriage and National Gas Law.
National Greenhouse Accounts factors
Prepared by the Department of Climate Change the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) factors are designed for use by companies and individuals to estimate greenhouse gas emissions associated with the consumption of various fuel types.
A condition whereby the lowest long-run average cost of production (usually referred to as the ‘efficient’ cost) can be achieved by a single firm through economies of scale; and where entry of a second producer would involve significant and unnecessary duplication of facilities.
Net financial benefits
Equals the net savings (ongoing costs and benefits) over the first four years of an opportunity’s implementation, less initial investment and assessment costs.
A lease under which the tenant agrees to pay, in addition to the rent, expenses such as energy, taxes, insurance, maintenance and other costs of the leased property.
Net pool market
An electricity trading arrangement where generators only sell energy they have not already sold through bilateral contracts, such as the Western Australian Wholesale Electricity Market. This differs from a gross pool market such as the National Electricity Market, where generators are required to sell all of their energy through the wholesale spot market. See also Gross Pool Market.
Network service provider
An entity that owns and operates a network that transports energy long distances or distributes energy to end users’ premises.