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AEMO takes over management of WA grid


Source: Climate Spectator 1 Oct 2015

Energy Minister Mike Nahan today announced the transfer of the system management and operation of the wholesale electricity market in the South-West of Western Australia to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

AEMO will be responsible for the administration of the Gas Bulletin Board and Gas Statement of Opportunities.  It will also assume the function of the retail market operator when the State Government introduces competition in electricity services for small businesses and households within the next few years.

The Minister said the transfer was part of the Liberal National Government's efforts to drive efficiencies in the energy sector and limit future electricity price increases for households and businesses, and marked an important milestone in the Government's electricity reform program.

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