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Reserve Capacity Mechanism

The Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RCM) education session provides background on the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in Western Australia (WA), including the history of the RCM, with a strong emphasis on the features of the capacity market.

Course content:
  • Information on annual publications like the WEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities.
  • The concept of capacity credits.
  • The certification process through which certified facilities can get paid to offer capacity into the market.
  • Obligations certified facilities must meet to receive capacity payments.
  • The consequences of a facility failing to meet its reserve capacity obligations.
  • The different cost allocations captured through the individual reserve capacity requirement mechanism.
Learning outcomes:

Attendees of the course will gain in-depth knowledge into the RCM.

Course Dates:
Date Time Location Status 
13 February 2020 9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) Perth Open for enrolments
12 March 2020  9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) Perth Open for enrolments
23 April 2020 9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) Perth Open for enrolments
21 May 2020 9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) Perth Open for enrolments
18 June 2020 9.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) Perth Open for enrolments

Cost

  • The course is free to WEM participants.
  • Non-WEM participants: $165.

How to enrol

For bulk enrolments (10 attendee or more), please contact wa@aemo.com.au.

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