Public consultation is an important part of transparent decision-making. We welcome feedback on the following projects to help determine their direction and ensure we are meeting customer and industry needs.
We have worked closely with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to develop a Generator Performance Guideline which details proposed revisions to the generator performance standards for new connections.
AEMO and Western Power have identified limitations with the generator performance standards in the Technical Rules, given the changing nature of the power system and emerging challenges.
The revised performance standards are essential to keep the power system secure and reliable as the system continues to evolve. It is intended that these new requirements, once finalised, will apply to all new requests to connect generation 10MW or greater to the Western Power network.
The proposed approach to the revised standards is presented in the attached Generator Performance Guideline. This guideline will be discussed at an industry forum on 8 April, where we will explain the proposed standards and request your feedback. Following this initial industry consultation and feedback, the intention is to proceed with a formal submission to have these changes implemented.
We invite all energy generation companies and their representatives – who are currently connected to the Western Power network or may consider connecting in the future – to attend this industry forum to learn about the proposed changes and to provide feedback.
The Generator Performance Guideline was presented at a public forum on the 8 April 2019.
If you would like to submit any feedback please provide via email to RegulatoryReforms@westernpower.com.au by 10 May 2019.