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Unit Overview


This is a capstone unit, which considers the selection and costing of renewable options. The unit will include industry guest speakers, such as the Australian Energy Market Operator. Unit would require students to explore their own case study: case studies (e.g. South Australia), design considerations (putting all the pieces together), Wholesale Energy Market (WEM), National Electricity Market (NEM) fundamentals: Introduction to the NEM, NEM regulatory regime and the national electricity rules, the power system and how it operates, market operation, spot pricing and dispatch, ancillary services, metering, economics, legal and political considerations.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate broad understanding of how the NEM operates as a physical power system and a wholesale market for electricity; (2) demonstrate broad understanding of the main parts of the NEM; (3) provide high level overview of the Wholesale Electricity Market and its mechanisms; (4) demonstrate understanding of obligations and responsibilities and the relevant regulatory requirements in the NEM; and (5) demonstrate understanding of operational and technical requirements associated with metering provision services.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual assignments; (2) group assignments; and (3) individual project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tyrone Fernando
Unit rules
Enrolment in 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
Contact hours
lectures: 36 hours
practical classes: 12 hours
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