8 September 2016Network Regulation The Electricity Market Review has released a position paper setting out proposed changes to the Network Quality and Reliability of Supply Code (NQRS Code). Changes to the NQRS Code are being proposed to facilitate regulation of Western Power under the national framework with respect to the continued jurisdictional regulation of service standards, network capacity planning criteria and power quality performance standards. The changes are expected to commence from 1 July 2018. The proposed changes to the NQRS Code also include some minor administrative changes that may impact other electricity networks within Western Australia. A marked-up version of the proposed NQRS Code has been published with the Position Paper. Interested parties are invited to make submissions on the Position Paper by 7 October 2016. For more information refer to the Network Regulation webpage.28 July 2016WEM Improvements: Energy Market Operations and Processes A Final Report outlining market design recommendations prepared by the Electricity Market Review was endorsed by the Minister for Energy in July 2016. For more information refer to the Wholesale Electricity Market Improvements 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: 8 September 2016
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