The Rules Development Implementation Working Group (RDIWG) is tasked with assessing the design issues/problem areas derived from:
- The Market Rules Evolution Plan (MREP) and
- Issues identified as part of the Verve Energy Review (Verve Review).
The list of design issues/problems and the RDIWG Terms of Reference is provided below.
Terms of Reference [103kB]
Market Design Issues/Problems [184kB]
Working Group Members
||Representing on the Working Group
||Market Customer (Synergy)
||Market Generator (Verve Energy)
||Economic Regulation Authority
||Office of Energy
This membership will be supported by the IMO and supplemented by consultants (as required).
Please note: Western Power is not a member of the RDIWG, however will be available to assist and advise the RDIWG on any matters that have network implications.
The IMO recently sought membership applications to serve on the RDIWG. For reference, a copy of the membership application form is provided below.
Membership Application Form (PDF) [228kB]
Meeting 1 (27 August 2010)
Meeting 2 (7 September 2010)
Meeting 3 (30 September 2010)
Meeting 4 (11 October 2010)
Meeting 5 (2 November 2010)
Meeting 6 (23 November 2010)
Meeting 7 (14 December 2010)
Meeting 8 (1 February 2011)
Meeting 9 (22 February 2011)
Meeting 10 (15 March 2011)
Meeting 11 (5 April 2011)
Meeting 12 (3 May 2011) Cancelled
Meeting 13 (31 May 2011)
Meeting 14 (21 June 2011)
Meeting 15 (9 August 2011)
Meeting 16 (30 August 2011)
Meeting 17 (27 September 2011)
Meeting 18 (16 December 2011)
Meeting 19 (6 February 2012)
Meeting 20 (22 March)
First Draft Balancing Rules Walkthrough
On 5 July 2011 the IMO held a workshop with RDIWG members to walk through the intent of a draft proposed Balancing Market Rules. The IMO has updated the rules following initial feedback from this workshop as they stand at 6 July 2011. These are provided below. Further revisions can be expected prior to and following the second workshop on 19 July 2011.
Also provided below is the latest version of the “Balancing 12 box diagram” upon which the rules have been drafted.
Second Draft Balancing Rules Walkthrough
On 19 July 2011 the IMO held a workshop to discuss the main issues raised in submissions from RDIWG members on the first draft proposed Balancing Market Rules. The IMO has updated the rules following submissions received after the first workshop, and the discussions had at the second workshop.
New Balancing and Load Following Ancillary Service Market Information
Here is material explaining the new proposed Balancing and Load Following Ancillary Service market arrangements. The first document outlines the arrangements in detail, the second is a walk through presentation of the new arrangements and the third document sets out how the trials of the new arrangements are to operate from December 2011. The fourth document is a spreadsheet that simulates a simplified version of the proposed balancing market and has been provided as a tool for Market Participants to begin to familiarise themselves with potential outcomes of the proposed design.