The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is committed to ensuring that stakeholders have the opportunity to engage and participate in the ongoing operation, development and planning of Australian energy markets.
To facilitate this, AEMO has established working groups comprising a range of energy stakeholders to discuss issues or share information.
AEMO operates the WA Gas Retail Market and has established a Procedure Change Committee (PCC) to consider issues and procedures changes.
AEMO has developed a contact card enabling stakeholders to find the relevant contact for the WA Functions and the Western Australian Market Reform Program.
AEMO makes a number of presentations to stakeholders to provide information on AEMO's activities.
- Capacity Cost Prudentials Impacts Participant Workshop (3 March 2017)
- Operations and technology end of year review 2016
WA Market Reform Program
AEMO has implemented the WA Market Reform Program (WAMRP) to ensure compliance with the reforms resulting from the WA Government’s Electricity Market Review (EMR) that fall under AEMO’s responsibilities.
The Program will be delivered via three workstreams:
Retail Workstream – will implement processes and systems required by AEMO to perform retail market operation functions, and prepare for a future implementation of full retail contestability.
Wholesale Workstream – will facilitate transitional arrangements for the Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RCM) and prepare a RCM auction, implement market systems to support the new Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM), and update settlements and prudential processes and systems.
System Operations Workstream – will implement power system operation processes required by AEMO to support the new WEM.
AEMO is engaging with stakeholders through a number of forums and working groups. You can read more about how we engage with our stakeholders here.
For more information on the WA Market Reform Program please contact: WAMRP@aemo.com.au
WAMRP Workstream Forum Dates
A number of WAMRP Forums were held in 2016.
A number of Retail and RCM Forums are being held throughout 2017. Please contact the WAMRP inbox for more information at WAMRP@aemo.com.au.
Frequently Asked Questions
AEMO has developed an FAQ Document providing responses to questions regarding the WAMRP.
WA Industry Rule Requirements
Market Advisory Committee (MAC) - Clause 1.7.3 of the Market Rules
The MAC is a committee of electricity industry representatives convened by the Rule Change Panel in accordance with the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules (the Market Rules) that was established in 2006. The MAC role is to advise the Rule Change Panel in regard to rule changes and the evolution of the Market Rules, and to advise market governance participants (including AEMO) regarding procedure changes. The Market Rules outline the functions and composition of the MAC, together with the procedures for appointing new members.
All meeting papers, minutes and presentations as well as the MAC Constitution and Appointment Guidelines are available on the MAC page on the Economic Regulation Authority’s website.
Gas Advisory Board (GAB) – Subrule 3A(2) of the GSI Rules
The GAB is a committee of gas industry representatives convened by the Rule Change Panel (in accordance with the Gas Service Information (GSI) Rules) that was established in 2011. The GAB role is to advise the Rule Change Panel in the development of the GSI Rules and rule change proposals, and to advise market governance participants (including AEMO) regarding procedures.
All meeting papers, minutes and presentations as well as the GAB Constitution and Appointment Guidelines are available on the GAB page on the Economic Regulation Authority’s website.