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2013 Minister's Report

Our 2013 review of the effectiveness of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) focused primarily on the operation of the new Balancing and Load Following Ancillary Services (LFAS) market arrangements and a preliminary assessment of the merger of Verve Energy and Synergy and the market power concerns that would need to be addressed to minimise barriers to effective competition and to ensure efficient dispatch of electricity generation.

The Report also highlighted significant issues that were also identified in previous reports:

  • Review of the market design in relation to ensuring capacity is available
  • Governance arrangements for the WEM
  • Review of market design in relation to access to the network
  • New Balancing and LFAS Markets

Our discussion paper was published in September 2013 and we received five submissions from the public. Our report was delivered to the Minister for Energy and published on our website in March 2014.

Papers

Date Documents
File type
19-Mar-14 2013 Report for the Minister for Energy Adobe PDF 12 kB
02-Sep-13 Discussion paper Adobe PDF 773 kB

Public submissions

Date Documents
File type
15-Oct-13 Alinta Energy - 2013 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF 2 MB
15-Oct-13 Bluewaters Power - 2013 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF 173 kB
15-Oct-13 Community Electricity - 2013 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF 171 kB
15-Oct-13 System Management - 2013 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF 152 kB
15-Oct-13 Western Power - 2013 discussion paper submission Adobe PDF 3 MB