Reserve Capacity Mechanism

Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) courses are now offered in either virtual or in-person settings. Courses in Perth will be held in-person at AEMO's offices, and remain subject to any local physical distancing restrictions and/or gathering limits.

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

16 February
2022

9:00am-12:30pm
(AWST)

Perth

Open for
enrolments

13 April
2022

9:00am-12:30pm
(AWST)

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

Cost
  • 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 wa@aemo.com.au.

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