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)
Media release: Expert panel to review security of National Electricity Market
An expert panel with extensive experience in business, energy markets, science and engineering will conduct the review on the security of the National Electricity Market.
6th COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique
The 6th meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council was held on 7 October 2016 in Melbourne.
Key items for discussion included:
- Events in South Australia and security of the National Energy Market (NEM)
- Integrating renewables into the NEM
The meeting Communique can be found below.
5th COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique
The 5th meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council was held on 19 August 2016 in Canberra.
Key items for discussion included:
recent developments in South Australia
adapting to the transformation of energy markets, ensuring a greater use of renewables and new technologies
gas prices and supply to promote gas market reform to ensure prices are competitive.
Limited Merits Review Terms of Reference - August 2016
On 26 September 2013, amendments to the National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Gas Law (NGL) were introduced into South Australia's Parliament. These amendments gave effect to the COAG Energy Council (previous Standing Council on Energy and Resources) agreed policy position on limited merits review (LMR).
LMR allows parties affected by AER decisions to have the decisions reviewed by the Australian Competition Tribunal where it can be established that there are grounds for this to occur; for example, regulatory errors.
COAG Energy Council Gas Market Reform Package
THE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS (COAG) ENERGY COUNCIL RELEASES A COMPREHENSIVE GAS MARKET REFORM PACKAGE
The Australian gas market is undergoing significant structural change. Australia is on the cusp of becoming the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, having seen investment of more than $200 billion in the past decade.