Our 2015 review of the effectiveness of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) coincided with the State Government’s Electricity Market Review (EMR). Due to the overlap in the reviews and projects being undertaken as part of the EMR in this review we focused on operational matters that arose during the 2014/15 year and on identifying whether there are any existing or emerging issues that may not be dealt with as part of the current, planned EMR reforms.
We published an issues paper in November 2015 seeking feedback from the public on the effectiveness of the WEM to assist in the preparation of the report to the Minister for Energy. We received two submissions from the public. Our report was published on 30 January 2017.