Energy Security Board National Electricity Market Data Strategy - Consultation Paper

Publication date: Tuesday, 20th March 2018.

The independent Energy Security Board (ESB) has today released a public consultation paper on the development of a data strategy for the National Electricity Market (NEM). The ESB is developing the data strategy, in collaboration with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), as recommended in the reform blueprint produced by Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO.

The ESB is chaired by Dr Kerry Schott AO, and includes Deputy Chair Clare Savage, Australian Energy Market Commission Chair John Pierce AO, Australian Energy Market Operator Chief Executive Officer Audrey Zibelman, and Australian Energy Regulator Chair Paula Conboy.

Data will play a crucial in supporting future security, reliability and affordability as the energy sector transitions. In the face of rapidly changing conditions, there is a need to enhance the availability of data and information and address any barriers to effectively accessing it, to support the market to adapt. The strategy’s key focus is to facilitate access to data that enables and supports delivery of the four key outcomes of the reform blueprint – increased security, future reliability, affordability and lower emissions.

The ESB is seeking stakeholder feedback on the development of the strategy, which will set in place principles to guide ESB’s strategic thinking on data related issues and support priority setting and planning in relation to data related projects. The feedback received will help inform the strategy design.


The Energy Security Board invites comments from interested parties in response to this initial consultation paper by 20 April 2018. We cannot guarantee that late submissions will be reviewed and considered. All submissions will be published on the COAG Energy Council’s website, subject to claims of confidentiality. All submissions should be sent to


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