Reserve Capacity Mechanism

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The Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RCM) education session provides background on the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in Western Australia (WA), including the history of the RCM, with a strong emphasis on the features of the capacity market.

Course content:
  • Information on annual publications like the WEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities.
  • The concept of capacity credits.
  • The certification process through which certified facilities can get paid to offer capacity into the market.
  • Obligations certified facilities must meet to receive capacity payments.
  • The consequences of a facility failing to meet its reserve capacity obligations.
  • The different cost allocations captured through the individual reserve capacity requirement mechanism.
Learning outcomes:

Attendees of the course will gain in-depth knowledge into the RCM.

Course Dates:
Date Time Location Status 

 22 October 2020

9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST)


Open for enrolments

  • The course is free to WEM participants.
  • Non-WEM participants: $150 (plus GST) per person.
How to enrol
  • Visit the AEMO Learning Academy.
  • Click on the catalogue button to view courses.
  • Add the education course to the Cart.
  • Create an individual log in.

You will also be able to access the AEMO e-learning and education catalogues.

For bulk enrolments (10 attendee or more), please contact

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