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Register a Facility in the WEM

Participants in the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) must register a Facility where it is connected to the South West Interconnected System (SWIS); exemptions are listed in the Market Rules.

This page provides an overview of the processes and tasks required to register a Facility in the WEM. As with Rule Participant registration, this occurs in two steps: firstly, creating the facility in the Wholesale Electricity Market System (WEMS); then, once this is approved by AEMO, applying for Facility registration.

The Facility registration process can only begin once the applicant organisation has been registered as a Rule Participant.

Category and classification

Facility categories include Generation Systems, Distribution Systems, Transmission Systems, Load or Demand Side Programs.

For information on how utility-scale Energy Storage Systems (including batteries) can participate in the WEM, please refer to the Participation Guideline for Energy Storage Systems in the WEM.

Creating a Facility in WEMS

To register a Facility, it must first be created in WEMS. The following form must be submitted to create the Facility, taking into account the Facility short name conventions.

Registering a Facility

Once the Facility is approved in WEMS by AEMO, you will be able to begin the next steps of the registration process.

Registration documents

The following documents and tasks must be completed to register a Facility.

Austraclear ID

Participants must have an AustraClear ID. Further information about AustraClear accounts is provided on the Clearing Payments page.

Change requests

The following change requests must be submitted through the Market Participant Interface (MPI).

  • Facility Generation Information Change Request
  • Facility Standing Data Change Request

Declaration of Facility registration

This form is a declaration of your intention to register a Facility in WEMS. It must be submitted after Facility Standing Data and General Information is changed in WEMS.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register a Facility, and this is outlined on the Fees and Charges page.

Supporting documents

The following documents may be provided by Market Customers with a Demand Side Program (DSP) as part of their application for Facility registration.

DSP Standing Data

The following template is used to help Market Customers with a DSP to provide the applicable Standing Data for registration in accordance with Appendix 1 of the WEM Rules.

Declaration of Non-Dispatchable Load (NDL) Association

Market Customers with a DSP may use the following Declaration as evidence that they have entered into a contract with the person who owns, operates or controls the load to provide curtailment on request.

Registration process

Information about the process for Facility creation and registration is provided in the Facility Registration, Deregistration and Transfer Procedure.

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