Taskforce Publications

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

Newsletters

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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            X  
Generator Performance Standards            X            X
Market Information            X  
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
Power System Security and Reliability Standards Framework              X  
Non-Cooptimised Essential System Services Framework             X  

 

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
Loss Factors - Indicative Estimates based on Southern Terminal Reference Node
Information Paper: Power System Security and Reliability Standards Framework
Information Paper: A Framework for Non-Cooptimised Essential System Services
Information Paper: Improvements to Market Power Mitigation Mechanism

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 – Proposed changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code

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

Changes are proposed to the framework governing connection and access to the Western Power network - the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004.

Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Network Access Code 2004 Consultation Paper - April 2021
Att A Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Network Access Code 2004 – Mark-up – April 2021
Att B Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Network Access Code 2004 - ETAC amendments
Att C Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Network Access Code 2004 - AQP amendments
Att D Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Network Access Code 2004 - Contributions Policy amendments

Improving access to the Western Power network - Reserve Capacity Mechanism

Changes to the Reserve Capacity Mechanism.

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
Information Paper - Reserve Capacity Mechanism - Changes to support the implementation of constrained access and facilitate storage participation

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. These changes are being delivered in two stages. Stage one involved a broad review of the Access Code, completed in September 2020.

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

Stage two involves changes to the Access Code to facilitate the constrained network access regime, as well as the bringing forward of previously deferred revenue for Western Power and other minor amendments. Information on these changes can be found above, under the Improving Access to the Western Power Network work stream.

Foundation Regulator Frameworks – Consultation Summary

The Foundation Regulatory Frameworks Consultation Summary Report presents an overview of the work packages and stakeholder consultation processes undertaken by the Foundation Regulatory Frameworks (FRF) work stream of the Energy Transformation Implementation Unit.  

FRF delivered a comprehensive work program to improve access to Western Power’s network and implement improvements to the operation of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM). This included substantial amendments to the WEM Rules and to the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004. These modifications were needed to meet the challenges and capture the opportunities presented by increasing levels of renewable generation in the South West Interconnected System. 

The Report is intended to be used as a guide to the various stages and forms of consultation and ultimate Taskforce decisions and publications.

Page reviewed 27 August 2021