WDR updates to system and procedure documentation

The WDR program is updating documentation to reflect the changes required to AEMO’s market-facing systems and procedures aligned with the Wholesale Demand Response rule.  

To facilitate this activity, technical documents, procedure work packages and high-level impact assessments (HLIAs) have been developed across functional areas. ‘Work packages’ relate to the grouping of approximately 30 procedures, policies and guides that are affected by the WDR Mechanism rule. 

This documentation also supports market participants in making the required changes to their internal delivery programs in preparation for WDR commencement.  

The table shows the documentation that has been or will be updated for WDR for each functional area.

Area Procedure documents System documents
New WDR operations Work package 1–WDR Guidelines
Work package 7 – Baseline eligibility compliance and metrics policy
Post-event dispatch conformance framework
Guide to Portfolio Management System (PMS)
Markets Portal online help (PMS updates)
Bidding and dispatch Work package 5 – Market and system operations
Work package 6 – Demand side participation 
EMMS technical specification 
Data Interchange (DI) online help
Settlement and Prudentials Work package 2 - Settlement and prudentials EMMS technical specification 
Data Interchange (DI) online help
Retail and metering Work package 3 – Retail
Work package 4 – B2B
MSATS technical specification
New or updated MSATS/eMDM guides
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