Assignment of capacity credits
In this section
In this section
- Reserve capacity timetable
- Benchmark reserve capacity price
- Expressions of interest
- Certification of reserve capacity
- Reserve capacity security
- Reserve capacity auction
- Assignment of capacity credits
- Facility tests
- Supplementary reserve capacity
- Individual reserve capacity requirement (IRCR) information
Capacity credits are assigned to facilities following bilateral trade declarations and the reserve capacity auction (if one is required).
This page provides information about capacity credits assigned for all capacity years since market start.
Capacity credits assigned since market start
The number of capacity credits assigned to each facility since market start is available below.
Capacity credits assigned by capacity year
Each year, AEMO publishes the number of capacity credits assigned to each facility for the relevant capacity year.
Cancellation of capacity credits
Details of cancelled or voluntarily reduced Capacity Credits can be found below.
Synergy (8 July 2014)
Synergy applied for a voluntary reduction of Capacity Credits held for KWINANA_G5 from 177.5 to zero, in accordance with clause 4.25.4A of the Market Rules. This reduction was effective as of 8 July 2014 and applied for the remainder of the 2013–14 Capacity Year and the entire 2014–15 Capacity Year.
Synergy (13 October 2014)
Synergy applied for a voluntary reduction in Capacity Credits held for KWINANA_G6 from 184 to zero, in accordance with clause 4.25.4A of the Market Rules. This reduction was effective as of 3 April 2015 and applied for the remainder of the 2014–15 Capacity Year.
Guidelines for participants claiming 'committed' status
Appendix 3 of the WEM Rules details the steps involved in assigning Capacity Credits. Part of the prioritisation process requires the status of a facility. For more information about assessing facility status, please see Appendix 1 of the Market Procedure: Bilateral Trades and the Reserve Capacity Auction.
Government policy on capacity credits
In 2006, the Minister for Energy issued a Ministerial Direction that limited Synergy's (then Verve Energy) Capacity Credits. This Direction still applies, and can be found below.