The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is committed to ensuring that stakeholders have the opportunity to engage and participate in the ongoing operation, development and planning of Australian energy markets.
To facilitate this, AEMO has established working groups comprising a range of energy stakeholders to discuss issues or share information.
AEMO operates the WA Gas Retail Market and has established a Procedure Change Committee (PCC) to consider issues and procedures changes.
AEMO has developed a contact card enabling stakeholders to find the relevant contact for the WA Functions and the Western Australian Market Reform Program.
AEMO makes a number of presentations to stakeholders to provide information on AEMO's activities.
WA Market Reform Program
AEMO has implemented the WA Market Reform Program (WAMRP) to ensure compliance with the reforms resulting from the WA Government’s Electricity Market Review (EMR) that fall under AEMO’s responsibilities.
The Program will be delivered via three workstreams:
Retail Workstream – will implement processes and systems required by AEMO to perform retail market operation functions, and prepare for a future implementation of full retail contestability.
Wholesale Workstream – will facilitate transitional arrangements for the Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RCM) and prepare a RCM auction, implement market systems to support the new Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM), and update settlements and prudential processes and systems.
System Operations Workstream – will implement power system operation processes required by AEMO to support the new WEM.
AEMO is engaging with stakeholders through a number of forums and working groups. You can read more about how we engage with our stakeholders here.
For more information on the WA Market Reform Program please contact: WAMRP@aemo.com.au
WAMRP Workstream Forum Dates
A number of WAMRP Forums were held in 2016.
The following WAMRP Forums have been scheduled for 2017:
- Wholesale - RCM3 Showcase (25 January 2017)
- Wholesale - RCM Forum (22 February 2017)
- Retail Forum (24 March 2017)
Frequently Asked Questions
AEMO has developed an FAQ Document providing responses to questions regarding the WAMRP.