11 November 2016Network RegulationThe Minister for Energy has released a consultation paper setting out proposed amendments to the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004 (Access Code). The purpose of the proposed amendments is to facilitate the next review of Western Power’s access arrangement. A copy of the proposed amendments is attached to the consultation paper. Interested parties are invited to make submissions on the consultation paper by 12 December 2016. For more information refer to the Network Regulation webpage. 7 April 2016More Power to YouThe Minister for Energy has announced today electricity market reforms to ensure a fairer system for all. Read the media statement or go to the More Power to You website [external website] opens in new window.
On 6 March 2014, the Minister for Energy
launched the Electricity Market Review. The Review examines the
structures of the electricity generation, wholesale and retail sectors
within the South West Interconnected System in Western Australia and the
incentives for industry participants to make efficient investments and
The Electricity Market Review is being undertaken in two phases.
The Review has three objectives:
Phase 1 of the Review is now complete.
Phase 1 identified an urgent need for industry and market reform in the
electricity sector to address a problem of high and increasing costs of
electricity services. Further information about Phase 1, including the Options Paper, can be found here.
Phase 2 was launched on 24 March 2015 and
has now commenced, with direction from government to undertake detailed
design work on a selected set of reforms identified in Phase 1. Further information about Phase 2 can be found here.
Last updated: 19 October 2016
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