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Market Rule Changes

Anyone can propose a change to the Market Rules for consideration by the Rule Change Panel. Any Rule Change Proposal must work to enable the achievement of the Wholesale Market Objectives.

Prior to the establishment of the Rule Change Panel the Independent Market Operator (IMO) was responsible for approving Rule Change Proposals.

The tables below lists all Rule Changes Proposals that are under consideration or have been considered by the Rule Change Panel or the IMO.

Under Development

ID  Date submitted Title Submitted by Next step Date of next step
RC_2017_02 04/04/2017 Implementation of 30-Minute Balancing Gate Closure Perth Energy End of first submission period 29/05/2017
RC_2015_03 27/03/2015 Formalisation of the Process for Maintenance Applications Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2015_01 03/03/2015 Removal of Market Operation Market Procedures Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_10 13/01/2015 Provision of Network Information to System Management Independent Market Operator Final Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_09 13/03/2015 Managing Market Information Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_07 22/12/2014 Omnibus Rule Change Independent Market Operator Final Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_06 28/01/2015 Removal of Resource Plans and Dispatchable Loads Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_05 02/12/2014 Reduced Frequency of the Review of the Energy Price Limits and the Maximum Reserve Capacity Price Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2014_03 27/01/2014 Administrative Improvements to the Outage Process Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2013_15 24/12/2013 Outage Planning Phase 2 - Outage Process Refinements Independent Market Operator Draft Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017
RC_2013_21 10/01/2014 Limit to Early Entry Capacity Payments Independent Market Operator Final Rule Change Report Published 29/12/2017

Not Progressed

ID Date submitted Title Submitted by
RC_2011_03 28/02/2011 Modification to over Capacity Credit Allocation Submission penalty Synergy
RC_2009_42 17/12/2009 Calculation of Net STEM Shortfall Griffin Energy
RC_2009_38 29/10/2009 Provision of Load Following Ancillary Service System Management

Rejected

ID Date submitted Title Submitted by Date rejected
RC_2014_02 14/07/2014 Removal of Facility Aggregation Independent Market Operator 10/12/2014
RC_2013_20 10/01/2014 Changes to the Reserve Capacity Price and the Dynamic Reserve Capacity Refund Regime Independent Market Operator 13/05/2015
RC_2013_10 21/08/2013 Harmonisation of Supply-Side and Demand-Side Capacity Resources Independent Market Operator 19/05/2014
RC_2013_09 18/06/2013 Incentives to Improve Availability of Scheduled Generators Independent Market Operator 19/05/2014
RC_2012_10 14/06/2012 Limits to Early Entry Capacity Payments Synergy 03/09/2013
RC_2012_02 23/08/2012 Relevant Demand of a Demand Side Program EnerNOC 18/07/2013
RC_2011_09 15/05/2012 Prudential Requirements Independent Market Operator 19/11/2012
RC_2010_37 30/11/2010 Calculation of the Capacity Value of Intermittent Generation - Methodology 2 (Griffin Energy) Griffin Energy 20/12/2011
RC_2009_33 21/10/2009 Provision of Information to the Independent Market Operator System Management 19/03/2010
RC_2008_35 14/11/2008 Capacity Refund Mechanism – New Generators Griffin Energy 22/05/2009
RC_2008_34 02/10/2008 Funding of SRC in the Event of Capacity Credit Cancellation Independent Market Operator 26/06/2009
RC_2008_31 15/12/2008 Capacity Credits for Solar Facilities Synergy 22/05/2009

Commenced

ID Date submitted Title Submitted by Date commenced
RC_2015_05 30/03/2015 Specific Transition Provisions for the 2015 Reserve Capacity Cycle Independent Market Operator 01/09/2015
RC_2015_04 15/04/2015 Documentation of the Long Term PASA for the 2014 Reserve Capacity Cycle Independent Market Operator 01/05/2015
RC_2014_04 30/06/2014 Specific Transition Provisions for the 2014 Reserve Capacity Cycle Independent Market Operator 01/11/2014
RC_2013_18 11/11/2013 Market Rule changes arising due to the merger of the Electricity Retail Corporation and Electricity Generation Corporation Independent Market Operator 30/12/2013 and 01/01/2014
RC_2013_17 22/11/2013 Correction to estimated output of Intermittent Generation for purposes of Appendix 9 Alinta Energy 01/05/2014
RC_2013_11 14/05/2013 Selection of the 12 Peak Trading Intervals used for Calculation of IRCR Independent Market Operator 23/09/2013
RC_2013_08 21/05/2013 Market Participant Fees - Clarification of GST Treatment Independent Market Operator 01/01/2014
RC_2013_07 10/09/2013 Correction of Minor, Typographical and Manifest Errors Independent Market Operator 25/11/2013
RC_2013_06 27/03/2013 Exclusion of LFAS Quantities from Daily Ancillary Service Files Independent Market Operator 15/05/2013
RC_2013_05 14/08/2013 LoadWatch, EOI and RDQ Provision Independent Market Operator 02/09/2013
RC_2013_03 10/04/2013 LFAS Facility Definition Independent Market Operator 01/06/2013
RC_2013_02 17/06/2013 Clarification of the Minimum TES Calculation Independent Market Operator 01/08/2013
RC_2013_01 12/04/2013 Clarification of Dispatch Compliance Obligations Independent Market Operator 01/07/2013
RC_2012_25 21/01/2013 Constrained On/Off Compensation Removal where a Facility is Non-compliant with Dispatch Instructions Independent Market Operator 01/05/2013
RC_2012_24 18/12/2012 Cure Notices and Credit Support Independent Market Operator 01/06/2013
RC_2012_23 14/08/2013 Prudential Requirements Independent Market Operator 01/05/2014
RC_2012_22 11/12/2012 Commitment and De-commitment Notification Requirements System Management 01/09/2013
RC_2012_21 20/11/2012 5-Yearly Review of Planning Criterion Independent Market Operator 01/05/2013
RC_2012_20 21/01/2013 Consideration of Network Constraints for Certified Reserve Capacity Independent Market Operator 01/07/2013
RC_2012_19 16/11/2012 Constrained On/Off Compensation for Non-Scheduled Generators Independent Market Operator 01/02/2013
RC_2012_16 16/11/2012 Alignment of Settlement Tolerances and Tolerance Ranges Independent Market Operator 01/11/2013
RC_2012_15 02/10/2012 Four Month Commissioning Test Period for New Generating systems Independent Market Operator 01/03/2013
RC_2012_12 25/07/2012 Commissioning Test Plans Independent Market Operator 01/04/2013
RC_2012_11 03/07/2012 Transparency of Outage Information Independent Market Operator 01/10/2013
RC_2012_09 27/07/2012 Clarification and Calculation of Availability Curve System Management 01/11/2013
RC_2012_08 01/06/2012 Constrained On and Off Prices for Non-Scheduled Generators Independent Market Operator 01/07/2012
RC_2012_07 20/11/2013 Loss Factor Determination Independent Market Operator 20/05/2013
RC_2012_06 07/11/2012 Clarification of Reviewable Decisions and Definitions of Regulations Independent Market Operator 01/06/2013
RC_2012_05 18/04/2012 Treatment of Negative Balancing Price on the Settlement of Ancillary Services Verve Energy 01/07/2012
RC_2012_04 24/04/2012 Consequential Outage Definition Independent Market Operator 01/09/2012
RC_2012_03 27/03/2013 Assignment of Capacity Credits to Network Control Services Facilities Independent Market Operator 12/08/2013
RC_2012_01 29/02/2012 Intermittent Loads Eligibility Criteria Independent Market Operator 01/08/2012
RC_2011_14 20/01/2012 Calculation of Availability Class Quantity Correction Independent Market Operator 06/06/2012
RC_2011_13 24/10/2011 Heads of Power for MRCP Market Procedure Independent Market Operator 01/01/2012
RC_2011_12 24/10/2011 Extensions to Procedure Change Process Timelines Independent Market Operator 01/01/2012
RC_2011_11 03/01/2012 Correction of Minor, Typographical and Manifest Errors Independent Market Operator 01/03/2012
RC_2011_10 23/09/2011 Competitive Balancing and Load Following Market Independent Market Operator 01/07/2012
RC_2011_08 14/07/2011 Curtailable Load Dispatch for NCS and Changes to the RCOQ for Curtailable Loads under certain circumstances System Management 01/12/2011
RC_2011_07 14/07/2011 Calculation of Net STEM Shortfall for Scheduled Generators Alinta 01/12/2011
RC_2011_06 19/08/2011 Correction of minor, typographical and manifest errors Independent Market Operator 01/11/2011
RC_2011_05 09/06/2011 Curtailable Load Dispatch Clarification System Management 01/11/2011
RC_2011_04 13/06/2011 List of Entities Meeting the Acceptable Credit Criteria Independent Market Operator 01/11/2011
RC_2011_02 10/03/2011 Reassessment of Allowable Revenue during a Review Period Economic Regulation Authority 01/07/2013
RC_2010_36 29/10/2010 Acceptable Credit Criteria Synergy 01/04/2011
RC_2010_35 17/11/2010 Use of Forecasts in SRC Assessment Independent Market Operator 01/02/2011
RC_2010_34 22/11/2010 Provision of Commissioning Information by System Management Independent Market Operator 01/01/2011
RC_2010_33 17/12/2010 Cost_LR Verve Energy 01/11/2011
RC_2010_31 18/03/2011 De-Registration of Rule Participants who no longer meet registration requirements Independent Market Operator 01/03/2012
RC_2010_29 02/12/2010 Curtailable Loads and Demand Side Programs Independent Market Operator 01/12/2011
RC_2010_28 01/03/2011 Capacity Credit Cancellation Independent Market Operator 01/07/2012
RC_2010_26 20/09/2010 Minor, Typographical and Manifest Errors Independent Market Operator 01/12/2010
RC_2010_25 29/01/2010 Calculation of the Capacity Value of Intermittent Generation - Methodology 1 (Independent Market Operator) Independent Market Operator 01/01/2012
RC_2010_24 03/08/2010 Adjustment of Relevant Level for Intermittent Generation Capacity Alinta 01/07/2011
RC_2010_23 03/08/2010 Consequential Outage – Relief from capacity refund and unauthorised deviation penalties Alinta 01/05/2011
RC_2010_22 18/11/2010 Partial Commissioning of Intermittent Generators Independent Market Operator 01/10/2011
RC_2010_21 15/10/2010 Excluding Providing Price Related Standing Data to System Management Independent Market Operator 01/05/2011
RC_2010_20 08/10/2010 Market Fees Independent Market Operator 01/05/2011
RC_2010_19 25/10/2010 Settlement Cycle Timeline Independent Market Operator 01/05/2011
RC_2010_18 18/06/2010 Change of Review Board name Independent Market Operator 01/09/2010
RC_2010_16 30/06/2010 Updates to Reserve Capacity Obligation Provisions Independent Market Operator 01/09/2010
RC_2010_15 18/05/2010 MAC Membership Review Perth Energy 01/11/2010
RC_2010_14 06/12/2010 Certification of Reserve Capacity Independent Market Operator 01/01/2012
RC_2010_12 07/11/2010 Required Level and Reserve Capacity Security Independent Market Operator 01/10/2011
RC_2010_11 15/10/2010 Removal of Network Control Services Expression of Interest and Tender Process from the Market Rules Independent Market Operator 01/07/2011
RC_2010_10 17/05/2010 Bilateral Submission Window Verve Energy 01/10/2010
RC_2010_06 27/04/2010 Application of Spinning Reserve to Aggregated Facilities Griffin Energy 01/04/2011
RC_2010_04 07/04/2010 Settlement in Default Situations Independent Market Operator 01/10/2010
RC_2010_03 02/03/2010 Calculation of Net STEM Shortfall Independent Market Operator 01/04/2010
RC_2010_02 07/04/2010 Correction of Chapter 4 minor, typographical and manifest errors Independent Market Operator 01/07/2010
RC_2010_01 12/02/2010 Annual Review of Margin Values Verve Energy 01/07/2010
RC_2009_41 20/11/2009 Removal of Appendix 8- "Top-up and Spill Rules" Independent Market Operator
RC_2009_40 12/11/2009 Provision of Load Following Ancillary Service System Management 01/05/2010
RC_2009_37 14/05/2010 Equipment Tests System Management 01/02/2011
RC_2009_35 21/12/2009 Energy Price Limits Methodology and Consultation Process Independent Market Operator 01/06/2010
RC_2009_30 22/10/2009 Correction of Minor and Typographical Errors Independent Market Operator 18/12/2009
RC_2009_29 26/08/2009 Determination of Capacity Shortfalls for Curtailable Loads Independent Market Operator 01/10/2009
RC_2009_28 17/07/2009 Market Advisory Committee Constitution and Operating Practices Independent Market Operator 15/01/2010
RC_2009_26 20/07/2009 Heads of Power for Market Procedures Independent Market Operator 24/08/2009
RC_2009_24 20/07/2009 Market Procedure Change Process Timelines Independent Market Operator 01/10/2009
RC_2009_23 15/07/2009 System Management Review Period Budget Coverage Amendment Economic Regulation Authority 30/11/2009
RC_2009_22 15/10/2009 The use of tolerance levels by System Management System Management 01/12/2010
RC_2009_21 11/06/2009 Treatment of Negative MCAP on the Settlement of Ancillary Services Verve Energy 01/02/2010
RC_2009_20 01/05/2009 Opportunistic Maintenance outage approval timeframe System Management 01/11/2009
RC_2009_19 11/06/2009 Reserve Capacity Performance Monitoring Independent Market Operator 01/11/2009
RC_2009_18 05/05/2009 Reserve Capacity Refund Price Calculation Independent Market Operator 01/10/2009
RC_2009_17 05/05/2009 Transparency of capacity Credit Allocation Independent Market Operator 01/03/2010
RC_2009_16 21/04/2009 Correction of Minor and Typographical Errors Independent Market Operator 06/07/2009
RC_2009_15 25/03/2009 Removal of Economic Regulation Authority Time Limit to Publish Investigation Results Economic Regulation Authority 01/11/2013
RC_2009_13 12/03/2009 Timing Flexibility for Transfer of Information from System Management System Management 01/08/2009
RC_2009_12 13/03/2009 Definition of a Power System Operating Procedure Independent Market Operator 17/04/2009
RC_2009_11 13/03/2009 Changing the Window of Entry into the Reserve Capacity Mechanism Independent Market Operator 01/12/2009
RC_2009_10 21/04/2009 Early Certified Reserve Capacity Independent Market Operator 01/02/2010
RC_2009_09 16/02/2009 Exemption from Real-time Compliance Monitoring for Certain Commissioning Units System Management 18/03/2009
RC_2009_08 21/04/2009 Updates to Commissioning Provisions Independent Market Operator 01/01/2011
RC_2009_07 17/03/2009 Under Construction for the Reserve Capacity Mechanism Independent Market Operator 01/11/2009
RC_2009_05 17/03/2009 Confidentiality of Accepted Outages System Management 17/08/2009
RC_2009_04 20/02/2009 Approval of Proposed New, Amended, and Replacement Market Procedures Independent Market Operator 27/04/2009
RC_2009_03 18/02/2009 Provision of Intermittent Generator Forecast Information System Management 01/07/2009
RC_2009_02 22/01/2009 Updates to Protected Provisions Independent Market Operator 27/04/2009
RC_2009_01 22/01/2009 Correction of Minor and Typographical Errors Independent Market Operator 27/04/2009
RC_2008_40 12/12/2008 Notification of Synchronisation and Desynchronisation Independent Market Operator 01/02/2009
RC_2008_38 12/12/2008 Least Cost Determination of Ancillary Service Contracts System Management 01/06/2009
RC_2008_33 11/09/2008 Compliance Standard of Performance and Reporting Independent Market Operator 16/02/2009
RC_2008_32 02/10/2008 Calculation of IRCR Independent Market Operator 01/05/2009
RC_2008_30 11/09/2008 Reserve Capacity Security Independent Market Operator 16/02/2009
RC_2008_29 11/09/2008 Change to Curtailable Load De-registration Timeframe Independent Market Operator 01/02/2009
RC_2008_28 11/09/2008 Eligible Services for Supplementary Reserve Capacity Independent Market Operator 01/02/2009
RC_2008_27 28/08/2008 Funding of Supplementary Reserve Capacity Independent Market Operator 01/01/2009
RC_2008_26 28/08/2008 Consistency Between Clauses 4.12.1 and 4.26.2 of the Market Rules Independent Market Operator 01/01/2009
RC_2008_25 20/08/2008 Intermittent Load Refund Maximum Independent Market Operator 01/02/2009
RC_2008_24 20/08/2008 Commissioning Tests for Intermittent Generators Independent Market Operator 01/02/2009
RC_2008_23 04/06/2008 LNG to be Added to Liquid Fuel Definition NewGen Neerabup 01/11/2008
RC_2008_21 04/06/2008 Local Black Start Procedures System Management 01/11/2008
RC_2008_20 17/07/2008 Demand Side Management – Operational Issues Independent Market Operator 01/03/2009
RC_2008_20 17/07/2008 Demand Side Management - Operational Issues Independent Market Operator 01/10/2011
RC_2008_19 21/05/2008 Correction of References and Minor Drafting Errors Independent Market Operator 01/08/2008
RC_2008_18 04/06/2008 Delegation by Independent Market Operator Independent Market Operator 18/11/2008
RC_2008_17 10/04/2008 Commissioning Tests and the Reserve Capacity Mechanism Independent Market Operator 01/09/2008
RC_2008_15 10/04/2008 Delay of Resource Plan Submissions Independent Market Operator 20/08/2008
RC_2008_14 10/06/2008 Information from Network Operators Independent Market Operator 01/11/2008
RC_2008_13 05/03/2008 Economic Regulation Authority's Budget Economic Regulation Authority 15/05/2008
RC_2008_12 14/02/2008 Dispatch Support Ancillary Services System Management 20/04/2008
RC_2008_11 28/02/2008 Maximum Reserve Capacity Price Independent Market Operator 06/08/2008
RC_2008_10 19/02/2008 Capacity Credits and Facility Aggregation Independent Market Operator 01/07/2008
RC_2008_09 20/02/2008 NTDL New and Overnight Loads Griffin Energy 01/05/2008
RC_2008_08 25/02/2008 Indisputable Market Prices Independent Market Operator 10/07/2008
RC_2008_07 28/02/2008 Energy Price Limits Methodology Independent Market Operator 01/08/2008
RC_2008_06 15/02/2008 Reduction of Capacity Credits TransAlta 10/07/2008
RC_2008_05 04/01/2007 Calculation of MCAP Verve Energy 20/03/2008
RC_2008_04 07/01/2008 Standing Data Compliance Monitoring System Management 24/06/2008
RC_2008_03 07/01/2008 Provision of Information for ST and MT PASA System Management 26/05/2008
RC_2008_02 07/01/2008 ST PASA Fuel Supply Issues Notification System Management 26/05/2008
RC_2008_01 07/01/2008 Capacity Test Notification to the Independent Market Operator System Management 26/05/2008
RC_2007_36 Maximum Refund Independent Market Operator 01/06/2008
RC_2007_31 High Risk And Emergency Operating States Definition System Management 02/05/2008
RC_2007_28 SWIS Reliability Planning Criteria Independent Market Operator 10/04/2008
RC_2007_26 Alternative Maximum STEM Price - Monthly Adjustments Independent Market Operator 21/12/2007
RC_2007_24 Maximum Reserve Capacity Price Methodology and Review Independent Market Operator 18/12/2007
RC_2007_22 Network Control Service Procurement Requirements Western Power 01/12/2007
RC_2007_21 STEM Notification of Plant Availability Verve Energy 01/12/2007
RC_2007_20 Correction of References and Minor Drafting Errors Independent Market Operator 01/11/2007
RC_2007_19 Non Temperature Dependant Loads Timelines Premier Power 01/02/2008
RC_2007_18 Reserve Capacity Testing Payments Independent Market Operator 01/02/2008
RC_2007_17 Amendment to Business Day Convention Synergy 01/11/2007
RC_2007_16 Outage Notification to the Independent Market Operator System Management 04/10/2007
RC_2007_15 Provision of Information to the Independent Market Operator System Management 04/10/2007
RC_2007_13 Release of STEM Submission Information Economic Regulation Authority 01/03/2008
RC_2007_11 IRCR for New Meters – Customer Peak Load Diversity Alinta 01/09/2007
RC_2007_10 Intermittent Generator Resource Plan Exemption Synergy 01/02/2008
RC_2007_08 Calculation of Reserve Capacity Refund Independent Market Operator 01/11/2007
RC_2007_07 Discretion of Independent Market Operator to Decide whether to Issue Warning Independent Market Operator 20/11/2007
RC_2007_06 STEM Timeline Flexibility Independent Market Operator 25/10/2007
RC_2007_05 Reserve Capacity Refund Shortfall Formula Independent Market Operator 01/07/2007
RC_2007_04 Requirements for Registration as a Market Participant Synergy 15/10/2007
RC_2007_03 Treatment of DSM in Outage Planning and PASA System Management 01/10/2007
RC_2007_02 Intermittent Generator Downward Dispatch Amendment Alinta 01/10/2007
RC_2007_01 Synchronisation Approval System Management 10/05/2007