Blueprint for Energy Security in the National Electricity Market

The Australian electricity market is undergoing a significant transition, including due to rapid technological change, the increasing penetration of renewable energy, a more decentralised generation system, withdrawal of traditional baseload generation and changing consumer demand.

Examination of the current test for the regulation of gas pipelines

On 19 August 2016, the Energy Council (the Council) released a comprehensive Gas Market Reform Package responding to the findings and recommendations of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Eastern Australian Wholesale Gas Market and Pipelines Framework Review: Stage 2 Final Report and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Inquiry into the East Coast Gas Market.  

Consultation on National Energy Guarantee Legislative Amendments

The COAG Energy Council is consulting on an exposure draft of the proposed changes to the National Electricity Law that would implement the National Energy Guarantee (Guarantee).

The draft Bill, prepared by the Energy Security Board based on the Final Detailed Design of the National Energy Guarantee, was considered by the COAG Energy Council on 10 August 2018. The draft Bill sets out:

Energy Security Board - Media Release

The Energy Secuirty Board have issued a media release, on the National Energy Guarantee, following todays COAG Energy Council Meeting.

The ESB's media release can be found below.

Gas Supply Strategy

On 10 August 2018, Ministers accepted the recommendations of the Evaluation Review of the Gas Supply Strategy. Officials will now update and refine the Gas Supply Strategy Implementation Plan by the end 2018 with the Implementation period continuing to 2020.

 For more information about the review recommendations and implementation of existing Gas Supply Strategy collaborative actions, please visit the COAG Energy Council Gas Supply Strategy page.

18th Energy Council Ministerial Meeting

Energy Ministers met today in Sydney for the eighteenth COAG Energy Council meeting. 

Outcomes from the meeting can be found in the Communique below.

Energy Security Board – Final Detailed Design of the National Energy Guarantee

The Energy Security Board (ESB) has today published the Final Detailed Design of the National Energy Guarantee. The COAG Energy Council will consider the Final Detailed Design when it meets on 10 August 2018. 

The Chair of the ESB, Dr Kerry Schott AO, said the design was the culmination of almost a year’s work and a collaborative effort by people and organisations from across the energy sector and the community.  

National Energy Guarantee Final Detailed Design - Commonwealth Elements

The Commonwealth Government has prepared a final detailed design document on the elements of the National Energy Guarantee that are its responsibility. These include the mechanics of setting and changing the emissions reduction target, the design of the emissions-intensive trade-exposed activity exemption process and the use of offsets.

The National Energy Guarantee Final Detailed Design – Commonwealth Elements can be found below.

Better Practice Community Engagement Case Studies

The Better Practice Community Engagement Case Studies document has been produced by the COAG Energy Council’s Resources Policy & Engagement Working Group (RPEWG) to showcase a mixture of government and industry led initiatives that demonstrate the industry’s commitment to community engagement, and the positive outcomes that can be realised for all parties through genuine, successful engagement.

For any enquiries regarding the document please email RPEWG@industry.gov.au.

 

COAG Independent Energy Appointments Selection Panel

The role of the COAG Energy Council Energy Appointments Selection Panel is to provide recommendations to the COAG Energy Council (the Council) on appointments to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Australian Energy Regulator (AER), and Energy Consumers Australia (ECA).

The Council’s Protocol for Appointments to Energy Market Governance Institutions and Panels (the Protocol) provides a uniform set of procedures for Council appointments to these institutions.

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