Energy Market Governance Reforms Bulletin No. 1 - AEMC Establishment (Governance) Amendment Bill 2017

Background

In December 2014, the Energy Council initiated a Review of Governance Arrangements for the Australian Energy Markets (the Review) to consider the structure, scope and mandate of the three energy market bodies and the role, operation and responsibilities of the Energy Council.

Energy Market Transformation Bulletin No 04 – National Battery Storage Register Consultation

Background

At the 14 December 2016 COAG Energy Council meeting, Ministers agreed in principle to develop a national energy storage register subject to a cost-benefit analysis. The purpose of such a register would be to enhance power system and network security, and protect the safety of consumers, line workers and installers. This decision to undertake a cost-benefit analysis came after a consultation process that began in August 2016.

10th Energy Council Meeting Communique

Energy Ministers met to discuss their top priority of ensuring the security, affordability and sustainability of the National Electricity Market over the short, medium and long term.

9th COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique

Energy Ministers met via TelePresence today for the ninth COAG Energy Council Meeting.

Key items for discussion included:

  • Recent load shedding events in SA and NSW
  • Additional measures to strengthen the National Electricity Market
  • The implementation of Gas Market Reform measures
  • Progress of amendments to the Limited Merits Review regime
  • Appointments to Energy Market Institutions

Please click on the Communique below for further information.

Energy Market Transformation Bulletin No 03 – Work Program Update

The energy sector is undergoing a major transition, driven by changing technologies, increasing consumer engagement, new business models and climate change policies.

The Energy Council seeks to support the development of competitive electricity markets with low barriers to entry, which foster innovation, customer choice and support the delivery of efficient services that serve the long-term interests of consumers.

National Gas Law Amendment Package – Pipelines Access Arbitration

The COAG Energy Council agreed in December 2016 to implement a commercial arbitration framework for pipeline access disputes in the National Gas Law (NGL) as a result of the Examination of the Current Test for the Regulation of Gas Pipelines, conducted by Dr. Michael Vertigan AC.

Energy Project Team Bulletin 2 - National Electricity Law and National Gas Law Amendment Package

The COAG Energy Council Energy Working Group (EWG) conducted a consultation process to seek comments on the National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Gas Law Amendment package. This package contained two Bills: the removal of barriers for the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to collect and publish information for the purpose of benchmarking and the introduction of an explicit wholesale market monitoring function for the AER into the NEL.

National Energy Productivity Plan - Annual Report 2016

The Council is pleased to release the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Over 2016, all measures across the NEPP work plan have advanced and many have achieved significant outcomes. These outcomes and their expected impacts are identified in the report. The report also looks forward, presenting expected outcomes, challenges and opportunities over the next year and highlighting the ongoing effort required.

8th COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique

(Includes 7th meeting communique)

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