31 January 2017 A paper outlining the final design of the reserve capacity auction was released for stakeholder information and to advance the calibration of the auction demand curve. For more information refer to the Wholesale Electricity Market Improvements webpage.
12 January 2017Network Regulation The Electricity Market Review has released a position paper on those elements of Chapter 4 of the National Electricity Rules that are proposed to be incorporated into the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules. Interested parties are invited to make submissions on the Position Paper by 23 February 2017. View the position paper is available here [PDF].
23 December 2016Network RegulationOn 23 December 2016, the Minister for Energy gazetted amendments to the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004 (Access Code). The amendments extend the deadline by which Western Power must propose revisions to its access arrangement. Further information is available on the Network Regulation webpage.
21 December 2016Industry Briefing ForumThe Industry Briefing Forum was held on 20 December 2016. View the presentation here [PDF].
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: 31 January 2017
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