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Retail Market Scheme Changes

Since 31 May 2004, the formal entity responsible for the administration of the Western Australian gas retail market scheme (scheme) has been the Retail Energy Market Company (REMCo).   

On 2 September 2016 the Authority received a submission from REMCo seeking approval of the transfer of responsibility for operation of the WA gas retail market scheme from REMCo to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).  

In accordance with section 11ZOM of the Energy Coordination Act 1994 (Act), the Economic Regulation Authority (Authority) has approved this amendment to the scheme, effective from 31 October 2016.  

The scheme will now include AEMO, the Western Australian Retail Market Agreement and the market rules.  The Western Australian Retail Market Agreement is the main agreement between gas market participants, binding all members to comply with the market rules.

The market rules include:

the retail market procedures, governing the major interactions between gas market participants in the WA gas retail market;

the Specification Pack, which is a suite of documents that supports the operation of the market procedures; and

the FRC Hub Operational Terms and Conditions that govern the communication protocol within the FRC Hub, which is the information system provided by AEMO.

 

Transfer of operation of gas retail market scheme from REMCo to AEMO

Date Documents File type
21-Oct-16 Decisions to approve amendments to the WA Gas Retail Market Scheme
Adobe PDF 436 kB
21-Oct-16 Decisions on REMCo Rule Change Proposals C01 16R, CO2 16C and CO3 16R
Adobe PDF 181 kB
11-Oct-16 Public Submission - Alinta Energy
Adobe PDF 532 kB
11-Oct-16 Public Submission - AEMO
Adobe PDF173 kB
22-Sep-16 Issues paper
Adobe PDF 444 kB
22-Sep-16 REMCo's Rule Change Proposal C02/16C AEMO Transition
Adobe PDF 28.13 MB

 

Previous Scheme Changes

Date Documents File type
18-Dec-15
Decision to approve Rule Changes C03/15R, CO4/15S and CO5/15R
Adobe PDF 350 kB
26-Jun-15
Decision to approve Rule Changes C02/15S
Adobe PDF 355 kB
24-Apr-15
Decision to approve Rule Changes C03/14S, C04/14R and C01/15R
Adobe PDF 324 kB
16-Feb-15
Decision to approve Rule Change C02 14R
Adobe PDF 303 kB
25-Nov-14
Decision to approve Rule Change C01 14R
Adobe PDF 304 kB
08-Nov-13 Decision to approve Rule Changes C01/13S, C02/13R, C03/13C and C04/13
Adobe PDF 315 kB
16-Oct-12 Decision to approve Rule Change C03/12R
Adobe PDF 129 kB
12-Sep-12 Decision on amendments to the Constitution of the Retail Energy Market Company
Adobe PDF 130 kB
01-Jun-12 Decision to approve Rule Changes C06-11R, C01-12R, and C02-12R
Adobe PDF 140 kB
01-Aug-11 Decision to approve Rule Changes C01/11S, C02/11S, C03/11S, C04/11R and C05/11R
Adobe PDF 107 kB