AEMO is committed to open and transparent consultation with Market Participants on the changes taking place through WEM Reform. There are a number consultative forums available to Market Participants that address different aspects of WEM Reform changes. These are outlined below.
WEM Reform Implementation Group (WRIG)
The WRIG is chaired by Energy Policy WA (EPWA) and is used primarily for two purposes. Firstly, it provides stakeholders with high level updates on the implementation of WEM Reform. Secondly, AEMO briefs WRIG on drafts of new and modified WEM Procedures as part of a streamlined procedure development process established under the WEM Rules to support the WEM Reforms. Meetings are held monthly on a Thursday.
If you would like to be invited to future WRIG meetings, please contact email@example.com.
WRIG slides and minutes are available on the EPWA website here.
Transformation Design and Operation Working Group (TDOWG)
TDOWG is chaired by Energy Policy WA (EPWA) and is used primarily to provide information and solicit feedback on changes to the WEM Rules to support the Energy Transformation Strategy. While the scope of the Strategy extends beyond WEM Reform, many of the rule changes considered at TDOWG are needed to underpin the WEM Reform Program. Meetings are scheduled as required.
If you would like to know more about future TDOWG meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TDOWG slides and minutes are available on the EPWA website here.
WRIG-IT is chaired by AEMO and provides a forum to update and consult stakeholders on the design, development and deployment of IT systems and interfaces required to implement the WEM Reform Program. WRIG-IT presentations typically target technical and IT staff. Meetings are convened frequently as required and typically occur on a Thursday.
If you would like to be invited to future WRIG-IT meetings, please contact email@example.com.
WRIG-IT slides and materials are shared by email to all WRIG-IT and WAECF subscribers.
Readiness Working Group (RWG)
The RWG is an advisory group established by AEMO to seek participant input into how the readiness of market participants is monitored, measured, informed and enhanced. Matters on which the RWG may advise include, specifying readiness criteria to test through participant surveys, options to provide training and other supports to market participants and how to coordinate operational readiness activities.
Meetings are convened as required, ranging from monthly to bi-monthly. Membership of the RWG is limited to a subset of market participants. At present, the group comprises representatives from AGL (Perth Energy), Alcoa, Alinta Energy, Bluewaters Power /NewGen Kwinana, CleanTech Energy, Clear Energy, Collgar Wind Farm, Energy Policy WA, the Economic Regulation Authority, Metro Power Company, Shell Energy Australia, Synergy and Western Power.
WA Electricity Consultative Forum (WAECF)
The WAECF is run by AEMO and predates the WEM Reform Program. It provides a forum for interested and affected parties to consult and consider issues relating to the operation and design of the WEM. The WAECF considers a wide variety of WEM-related topics, including, but not limited to WEM Reform. Meetings are held every second month.
Please direct any queries regarding the WA Electricity Consultative Forum to WAelectricityforum@aemo.com.au
WAECF slides and minutes are available on AEMO’s website here.