AEPC_2020_06

10/06/2020
Market Wholesale Electricity Market (WA)
StageFirst Stage
ConvenorAEMO WEM
Initiated10/06/2020
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close15/07/2020

Procedure Change Proposal

Wholesale Electricity Market Rules – Clause 2.10

Date of Notice: 10 June 2020

This notice informs all Rule Participants and interested parties (Consulted Persons) that AEMO has published a Procedure Change Proposal concerning revisions to the Market Procedures (Procedures):

  1. Capacity Credit Allocation; and
  2. Prudential Requirements,

and is conducting a consultation process on this proposal.

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

Matter under Consultation

In July 2018, AEMO commenced the Reduction of Prudential Exposure (RoPE) project to address known issues with Prudential Requirements in the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM). Phase 1 of the project ran from July 2018 to May 2019, and implemented the changes required under Rule Change Proposal: Reduction of the Prudential Exposure in the Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RC_2017_06) , including amendments to the Individual Reserve Capacity Requirement, Capacity Credit Allocations and associated settlement and prudential processes.

AEMO is now progressing proposed amendments to the Procedures to implement phase 2 of the project, which will improve the accuracy of the Outstanding Amount calculation. The Outstanding Amount calculation is used in assessing Market Participants’ Trading Margins.

The proposed amendments will implement a dynamic, daily Outstanding Amount calculation based on the settlement calculations specified in the WEM Rules, using the latest operational data or estimates of operational data when that data is not available.
AEMO also proposes minor updates to the Market Procedure: Capacity Credit Allocation to reflect amendments to the WEM Rules made by the Minister for Energy in February 2020 to introduce the concept of the Monthly Reserve Capacity Price for each Facility, which will result in various Reserve Capacity Prices in any one Capacity Year.

AEMO considers that the proposed amendments will better achieve the Wholesale Market Objectives as they will provide AEMO and Market Participants with a real-time estimate of the exposure to the market based on the latest operational data (or estimates of operational data when that data is not available). This will reduce the risk of a Default Levy under the WEM Rules and deliver other efficiencies in the administration and management of prudential requirements.

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 8 July 2020
 Extended date for submissions 15 July 2020
 Publication of Procedure Change Report 31 July 2020
 Proposed commencement of revised Market Procedure  1 August 2020

Invitation to Make Submissions

AEMO invites stakeholders to suggest alternative options or drafting where they consider that these would improve the proposed Procedures 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).

AEMO proposes to publish an extension notice in accordance with clause 2.10.17 of the WEM Rules to extend the due date for submissions beyond the standard 20 Business Day timeframe that would otherwise apply under clause 2.10.7 of the WEM Rules, and to also extend subsequent timeframes in the Procedure Change Process. The proposed extension (until 15 July 2020) will ensure stakeholders have sufficient time to consider the proposed Procedures in conjunction with the associated system and process changes.

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 15 July 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_06: Reduction of Prudential Exposure (Phase 2) - [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.

Stakeholders requiring additional time to make a submission or who have queries in relation to the proposed amended Procedures or this Procedure Change Proposal can contact AEMO via email at wa@aemo.com.au.

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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