Ben Wyatt today shed light on the state government's plans for the energy market. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Wyatt to tackle energy market access

Energy Minister Ben Wyatt hopes to introduce laws to ease network access rules for new electricity generators by mid 2018, while acknowledging concerns about Synergy's market power in an address today at the Energy in Western Australia Conference.

Mr Wyatt said he understood independent operators were unsettled about Synergy’s share of the electricity generation market in the state’s South West Interconnected System.

About 50 per cent of the system’s generation capacity is in the hands of Synergy, while a further 20 per cent or so is controlled by Synergy through-long term contracts.


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