Wholesale Electricity Market introduction

AEMO has postponed all face-to-face energy education courses during the COVID-19 health alert. Webinars will proceed as planned, and e-learning continues to be available.

Some courses have now been adapted for virtual instructor led delivery and course schedules will be updated regularly to reflect their current status.

Where a course has not yet re-commenced via virtual delivery, please contact energyeducation@aemo.com.au to be notified when registrations re-open, and include the name of the course(s) you are interested in.

This course provides a high level overview of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in Western Australian (WA) and its mechanisms. No prior knowledge of the WEM is necessary to attend this course.

Course content
  • Basic introduction to the electricity sector.
  • Overview of the South West interconnected System.
  • Explanation of the market mechanisms:
    • Energy market
    • Reserve Capacity Mechanism
  • Overview of market participant interfaces.
  • Introduction to the market rules.
Learning outcomes:

Attendees will gain a high level overview of the Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia (WA) and its mechanisms.

Course dates:
Date Time Location Status

11 November 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.

For bulk enrolments (10 attendee or more), please contact wa@aemo.com.au.

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