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2012 Minister's Report

Our 2012 review of the effectiveness of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) highlighted some of the changes that the energy market had recently gone through with the implementation of the competitive balancing market. This provided opportunities for individual power producers (IPPs) to participate in balancing energy provision alongside with Verve Energy. A newly established market for the provision of Load Following Ancillary Services (LFAS) ensuring IPPs could compete with Verve Energy as a provider. During this report we focused mainly on issues surrounding the operation of the capacity market including:

  • role of Reserve Capacity Auctions
  • Capacity Credits assigned by the IMO (Independent Market Operator)
  • responsiveness of the Reserve Capacity Price to market conditions
  • treatment of Demand Side Management as a separate product/service
  • incentives for plant availability and retirement of inefficient plant

Our discussion paper was published in November 2012 and we received 17 submissions from the public. Our report was delivered to the Minister for Energy and published on our website in June 2013.

Papers

Date Documents
File type
14-Jun-13 2012 Report for the Minister for Energy Adobe PDF 8 MB
19-Nov-12 Discussion paper Adobe PDF 617 kB

Public submissions

Date Documents
File type
14-Jan-03 System Management - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF  2 MB
11-Jan-03 Sustainable Energy Association of Australia - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF  558 kB
 07-Jan-03 WA BlueMetal - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF 703 kB
 03-Jan-13 Corpwest Investments - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF257 kB
02-Jan-13
Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF40kB
 24-Dec-12 Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF 352 kB
 24-Dec-12 EnerNOC - 2012 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF1 MB
 24-Dec-12 Synergy - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF634 kB
 21-Dec-12 Presbyterian Ladies College - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF4 MB
 21-Dec-12 AlintaEnergy - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF2 MB
 21-Dec-12 Community Electricity - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF128 kB
21-Dec-12
DomGas Alliance - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF 191 kB
 21-Dec-12
West Australian Newspapers - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF19 MB
 21-Dec-12 Enernoc - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF198 kB
 21-Dec-12
Independent Market Operator (IMO) - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF 931 kB
 21-Dec-12
Perth Energy - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF 840 kB
 21-Dec-12
Western Power - 2012 discussion paper submission
Adobe PDF534 kB