Currently, there is no single entity responsible for planning the power system that delivers electricity to households and businesses in the south west of the State. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) forecasts our generation needs, while Western Power is responsible for planning the development of its network.
This system has served us well-enough in the past. However, managing our power system through the transition to renewable and distributed electricity sources requires stronger coordination to provide clear information for investors and planners, and to guide the development of the power system of the future.
In response to these challenges, the Government is developing a Whole of System Plan, bringing together the important aspects of power system planning under a single umbrella.
The Whole of System Plan for the south west will:
Led by the Energy Transformation Taskforce, the initial Whole of System Plan will leverage recent modelling of the generation mix in the south west of the State undertaken by the Public Utilities Office. The plan will be developed in close collaboration with Western Power and AEMO, and in consultation with stakeholders.
The initial Whole of System Plan will be delivered to Government by mid–2020.
Stakeholders are invited to attend an Industry Forum on the Whole of System Plan. At the Industry Forum, the Energy Transformation Implementation Unit, supported by Western Power and the Australian Energy Market Operator, will outline and seek feedback on the proposed modelling scenarios, inputs and assumptions to be used in the development of the inaugural Whole of System Plan.
Date: Friday, 12 July 2019Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pmVenue: Gordon Stephenson House Exhibition Hall 140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Register: Please register your attendance by Friday, 5 July 2019
All enquiries on this project can be directed to (08) 6551 2397 or [email protected].