Taskforce Publications

The Energy Transformation Taskforce has published several information papers and newsletters on the delivery of the Energy Transformation Strategy.

Newsletters

Select a newsletter below:

Program Implementation Plan

Delivering the Future Power System

Following consultation, the Energy Transformation Taskforce will make decisions on elements of market and regulatory design. These decisions will form the basis for draft market rules and regulations.

Taskforce decisions, information papers and consultation drafts of rules and regulations will be published here as they are completed.

On 24 November 2020 the Minister for Energy, Hon Bill Johnston MLA Gazetted the ‘Tranche 1’ Amending Wholesale Electricity Market Rules, a major milestone in the delivery of the Energy Transformation Strategy. The Tranche 1 Amending Rules comprise:

  • a revised suite of Generator Performance Standards for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) and related monitoring and compliance framework;
  • clarified Frequency Operating Standards for the SWIS, relocated from the Technical Rules to the WEM Rules;
  • a new framework for classifying and managing Contingency Events; and
  • administrative changes to the WEM Rules to improve their clarity (mostly through changes to naming conventions).

The Tranche 1 Amending Rules have been reflected in the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules, which are available (along with those Tranche 1 Amending Rules that have not yet commenced) on the Rule Change Panel website here

The Minister for Energy's Notice in the Government Gazette is available here

Issue Information Paper/
Taskforce Decision
Draft Rules/
Regulations
Foundational Market Parameters            X            X
Improving the Technical Rules Change Management Process            X            X
Scheduling and Dispatch (Energy)            X            X
Power System Constraints Equations Governance Framework            X            X
Essential System Services Technical Framework            X            X
Essential System Services Acquisition Framework - Frequency Control            X            X
Foundation Settings for Market Settlement            X  
Scheduling and Dispatch (Essential System Services)            X            X
Essential System Services Acquisition Framework - Locational Services    
Outage Management            X           X
Market Power Mitigation    
Generator Performance Standards            X            X
Market Information    
Market Settlement–Implementation of five-minute settlement, uplift payments and Essential System Services settlement            X           X
Registration and Participation Framework            X  
Generator Performance Standards - Transitional Arrangements            X           X
Frequency Operating Standards            X           X
Operating States and Credible Contingency Events              X           X

The above documents marked with an X can be downloaded below, with the draft amending rules available on our Taskforce Consultation Page.

Information Paper Power System Security and Reliability Regulatory Regulatory Framework
Information Paper Energy Scheduling and Dispatch Paper
Information paper Governance Framework for Constraint Equations
GHD Advisory Report Essential System Services Technical Framework Review
Information paper: Frequency Control Essential System Services
Information paper Frequency Control Technical Arrangements
Information Paper Foundation Settings for Market Settlement
Information Paper: Revising Frequency Operating Standards in the SWIS
Information Paper - Essential System Services - Scheduling and Dispatch
Information Paper - Market Settlement - Implementation of Five-Minute Settlement, Uplift Payments and Essential System Services Settlement
Information Paper - Technical Rules Change Management Process
Information Paper - Revising the Operating States and Contingency Events Frameworks in the SWIS
Information Paper - Registration and Participation Framework in the Wholesale Electricity Market
Information Paper: Generator Performance Standards - Regulatory Framework, Monitoring and Rectification
Information Paper: Supplementary ESS Procurement Mechanism.pdf
Information Paper: Monitoring and Compliance Framework in the Wholesale Electricity Market
Information Paper: GPS Compliance and Monitoring- Transitional Arrangements
Information Paper: Storage participation in the Reserve Capacity Mechanism
Information Paper: Operational Planning and PASA Framework

Whole of System Plan

Whole of System Planning provides an informed view on what Western Australia’s principal electricity system, the South West Interconnected System, might look like over the coming decades. The Whole of System Plan is a detailed study of how our major power system may evolve over the next 20 years.

Using data provided by industry, the plan models four scenarios of how changes in demand, technology, and the economy may shape the way we use electricity and guide the investments we make over the coming decades to achieve lowest-cost, lower-emissions electricity.

The Whole of System Plan was launched on 12 October 2020 and is available below, and on the Brighter Energy Future website.

Whole of System Plan - Consultation

The Energy Transformation Taskforce published two Information Papers on the Whole of System Plan.

These papers reflect extensive engagement and testing with the energy sector on the modelling scenarios and the various inputs and assumptions. 

Information Paper Whole of System Plan Modelling Methodology and Assumptions
Appendix A - Whole of System Plan Data and Assumptions Workbook
Information Paper Whole of System Plan Modelling Scenarios

Improving Access to the Western Power Network

Information papers and material relevant to this work stream are available for downloading below.

The Taskforce has released draft Transitional Provisions for information relating to revised implementation timeframes for the changes to the Reserve Capacity Mechanism. To  find out more and download a copy of the Draft Transitional Provisions on our web page: Transitional provisions deferral of the 2021 and 2022 Reserve Capacity Cycles.

Information Paper - Allocation of Capacity Credits in a constrained network - Design Proposal
Information Paper - Assigning Capacity Credits in a Constrained Network
Information Paper - Network Access Quantity Framework Transitional Arrangements

Distributed Energy Resources

Information papers and material relevant to this work stream are available for downloading below.

The DER Roadmap was published in April 2020 and is available on the Brighter Energy Future website.

Information Paper: DER Roadmap Implementation Rule Change
Information Paper: DER Roadmap WEM Rule Change - Consultation Summary
Issues Paper: Distributed Energy Resources Orchestration Roles and Responsibilities

Changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code

Changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004 (Access Code) are required to support the delivery of the Energy Transformation Strategy.

Information on the changes and the related stakeholder consultation process are available at the Proposed Changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code page.

Page reviewed 23 December 2020