Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 4 - SCER Response to AEMC Advice: Consideration of Differences in Actual Compared to Forecast Demand in Network Regulation

Released on 31 May 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 4 presented the Council's response to the Australian Energy Market Commission's advice of 26 April 2013 titled 'Advice to SCER: Consideration of differences in actual compared to forecast demand in network regulation'.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 3 - Transmission Frameworks Review

Released on 31 May 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 3 presented the Council's response to the Australian Energy Market Commission's final report from its Transmission Frameworks Review published on 11 April 2013.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 2 - Commencement of the National Energy Customer Framework

The National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) commenced on 1 July 2012, bringing in a new set of national laws, rules and regulations governing the retail sale and distribution of energy to end-use customers.

Released on 2 July 2012, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 2 provided stakeholders with advice on the application of the NECF across Australian jurisdictions.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 1 - Commencement of the Review of the Limited Merits Review Regime

On 9 December 2011, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to bring forward the legislated review of the limited merits review regime.

Released on 22 March 2012, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 1 advised that an expert panel had been established to undertake the review and set out its terms of reference for the review.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 24 - Energy Consumers Australia - Implementation Plan Synopsis

On 13 December 2013, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to an Implementation Plan outlining the process to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body. The establishment of the body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA), was an important step towards increasing consumer advocacy on national energy market matters of strategic importance and material consequence for energy consumers, in particular, residential and small business consumers.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 25 - Energy Consumers Australia - Implementation Update and Recruitment Announcement

On 13 December 2013, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to an implementation plan outlining the process to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA). An important step towards the establishment of ECA was the recruitment of the ECA Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Watermark Search International was engaged to provide executive recruitment services for the inaugural ECA appointments to the Board and CEO.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 26 - Gas Transmission Pipeline Capacity Trading: Enhanced Information Consultation Paper

On 13 December 2013, the COAG Energy Council, formerly known as the Standing Council on Energy and Resources, endorsed the Transmission Pipeline Capacity Trading Decision Regulation Impact Statement and agreed to pursue a range of measures aimed at reducing transaction costs to facilitate pipeline capacity trading. Specifically, it was agreed to pursue the following measures:

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 27 - Energy Consumers Australia - Legislative Amendments Package

On 13 December 2013, the COAG Energy Council (formerly the Standing Council on Energy and Resources) agreed to establish a national energy consumer advocacy body, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA). Part of the implementation process was the development of the necessary legislative amendments to facilitate ECA's permanent funding mechanism and repeal the Consumer Advocacy Panel's functions which were to be transferred to ECA upon its establishment.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 28 - Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) Cost Benefit Analysis - Consultation Paper

The Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) was a recommendation of the Australian Energy Market Commission in the 2012 Power of Choice review. The DRM was intended to facilitate large energy users to act as though they were non-scheduled generators in the wholesale market, and receive reimbursement for reducing energy demand in response to high price events.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 29 - Discussion Paper on Key recommendations arising from the Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws Final Report

In December 2013, the Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws (the Report) was released by the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources. The purpose of the Report was to inform policy aimed at ensuring enforcement regimes continue to protect the interests of consumers and that the integrity of the energy market is contained.

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