• Wholesale Electricity Market reform work program

    The Public Utilities Office commenced a comprehensive work program to improve the operation of the Wholesale Electricity Market to:

    • Enable efficient dispatch of energy and ancillary services, to deliver least cost electricity to customers.
    • Ensure system security and reliability arrangements are able to accommodate an increasing penetration of renewable energy generators and changes to the profile of electricity consumption.
    • Facilitate a more responsive capacity pricing regime, delivering clear signals for the efficient entry and exit of capacity to the market.
      • The Public Utilities Office has published a Final Recommendations Report outlining its recommended reforms to achieve a more responsive pricing of capacity resources. 
    • Ensure an effective market power mitigation regime, limiting the potential for distortion of market outcomes to the detriment of electricity consumers.

    An industry forum was held on 20 September 2018. 

    Remaining elements of this reform program are now being delivered as part of the Energy Transformation Strategy

    Contact for further information

    All enquiries on the Wholesale Electricity Market reform work program should be directed to Mr Aden Barker, Program Director, Wholesale Energy Markets, Public Utilities Office on (08) 6551 4692 or [email protected].

    Last reviewed: 20 May 2019

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