As announced by the Minister for Energy, the Western Australian Government intends to implement a light handed regulatory regime to facilitate fair and reasonable access by third parties to Horizon Power’s network in the North West Interconnected System (NWIS).
The focus of this reform initiative is to implement a fit-for-purpose regulatory regime that can deliver better outcomes for electricity consumers in the Pilbara region and assist in driving regional development.
The Public Utilities Office has been requested to prepare a detailed proposal on the design of a new regulatory framework and associated arrangements for an independent system operator for the Government’s consideration by March 2018.
On 9 February 2018, the Public Utilities Office published a Design Consultation Paper for the new regulatory framework. This paper establishes 35 design elements that provides for:
The Design Consultation Paper and summary Information Sheet are provided below:
Submissions on the Design Consultation Paper closed on 9 March 2018 and are available below.
Feedback from stakeholders will be incorporated in the Final Design Report that will be provided to the Minster for Energy for the Government’s consideration.
The Public Utilities Office published an Issues Paper on 14 November 2017.
The Issues Paper and submissions received are available below:
The presentation slides from the Stakeholder Reference Group forum held on 11 December 2017 are provided below:
All enquiries on the NWIS Regulatory Reform should be directed to Mr Noel Ryan, Acting Director, Energy Networks, Public Utilities Office on (08) 6551 4668 or [email protected].
Last reviewed: 16 March 2018