AEPC_2020_02 Certification of Reserve Capacity Market Procedure

12/03/2020
Market Wholesale Electricity Market (WA)
StagePPC
ConvenorAEMO WEM
Initiated12/03/2020
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close09/04/2020

Procedure change proposal

Wholesale Electricity Market Rules – Clause 2.10

Date of Notice: 12 March 2020

This notice informs all Rule Participants and interested parties (Consulted Persons) that AEMO has published a Procedure Change Proposal in respect of the revised Market Procedure: Certification of Reserve Capacity and is conducting a consultation process in respect of this proposal.

This consultation is being carried out in accordance with the Procedure Change Process detailed in clause 2.10 of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) Rules.

Matter under Consultation

The matters under consultation are proposed amendments to the Market Procedure: Certification of Reserve Capacity. In summary, the proposed amendments are intended to clarify the process for applying for Certified Reserve Capacity and the supporting documentation required, including:

  • The timeframes for submitting a complete application and responding to a request from AEMO for additional supporting documentation.
  • The format and contents of information required for a complete application.
  • AEMO’s obligations to check information provided by a Market Participant.
  • Minimum fuel requirements.

Further details are provided in the Procedure Change Proposal and the proposed Market Procedure published with this notice.

The Consultation Process

The consultation process is outlined below. Dates in italics are indicative only and subject to change.

Process Stage

Date 

Closing date for submissions in response to the Procedure Change Proposal

9 April 2020

Publication of Procedure Change Report

24 April 2020

Proposed commencement of revised Market Procedure

1 May 2020

 

Invitation to Make Submissions

AEMO invites written submissions on this Procedure Change Proposal, including any alternative or additional proposals you consider may improve the procedure or better meet the Wholesale Market Objectives in section 122(2) of the Electricity Industry Act 2004 (and clause 1.2.1 of the WEM Rules).

Please identify any parts of your submission that you wish to remain confidential, and explain why. AEMO may still publish that information if it does not consider it to be confidential, but will consult with you before doing so.

Meetings

In your submission, you may request a meeting with AEMO to discuss the Procedure Change Proposal, stating why you consider a meeting is necessary or desirable.

If appropriate, meetings may be held jointly with other Consulted Persons. Subject to confidentiality restrictions, AEMO will generally make details of matters discussed at a meeting available to other Consulted Persons, and may publish them.

Closing Date and Time

Submissions in response to this Procedure Change Proposal should be sent by email to wa@aemo.com.au, to reach AEMO by 5.00 pm (AWST) on 9 April 2020.

All submissions must be forwarded in electronic format (both pdf and Word). Further, all emails relating to this Procedure Change Proposal must be entitled “AEPC_2020_02: Certification of Reserve Capacity Market Procedure - [Name of the submitting company or individual]”. Submissions should use the Procedure Change Submission form available at:

http://aemo.com.au/Electricity/Wholesale-Electricity-Market-WEM/Procedures/Procedure-changes.

AEMO is not obliged to consider submissions received after the closing date and time. Any late submissions should explain the reason for delay and the detriment to you if AEMO does not consider your submission.

Publication

All submissions will be published on AEMO’s website. Confidential information will not be published, other than as specified above.

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