Snowy Hydro faces action over dispatch compliance

THE Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has instituted proceedings against Snowy Hydro in the Federal Court for alleged contraventions of the National Electricity Rules relating to dispatch compliance.

"Snowy Hydro is willing to acknowledge those occasions when we did not meet dispatch instructions and we have already implemented appropriate corrective measures," Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad said.

"However, we strongly refute media commentary that suggests Snowy Hydro attempted to 'manipulate' electricity prices.

"While Snowy Hydro respects the role of the AER in enforcing the rules, and has been cooperating with the AER in its investigations, it is important to recognise the complexity of our plant and the dynamism of the National Electricity Market".

Snowy Hydro would continue to work with the AER to seek a resolution of this matter a media release stated.

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