Incident reports

In accordance with clause 3.8.1 of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) Rules, AEMO must investigate any incidents in the operation of equipment comprising the SWIS that:

  1. endangers Power System Security or Power System Reliability to a significant extent; or
  2. causes significant disruption to the operation of the Central Dispatch Process set out in section 7.6 of the WEM Rules; and
  3. AEMO considers has had, or had the potential to have had, a significant impact on the effectiveness of the market.

Following the investigation, in accordance with clause 3.8.3 of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) Rules, AEMO must publish a report detailing its findings.

The report must include:

  • any reports provided by independent experts, once any information that cannot be made public under the WEM Rules or which AEMO considers should not be released, has been removed.
  • a description of any changes to the WEM Rules or WEM Procedures that AEMO considers necessary to prevent the future occurrence of similar incidents.
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