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AEMO’s future plan reflects profound energy shift

AEMO’s future plan reflects profound energy shift

The peak body for generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council, said the market operator's Integrated System Plan (ISP) highlights the profound disruption occurring in the grid.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 30 2022
AEC says the lifting of market suspension is the right move

AEC says the lifting of market suspension is the right move

The peak body for power generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council says the lifting of the suspension of the National Electricity Market is a welcome announcement.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 22 2022
AEC supports work on capacity mechanism

AEC supports work on capacity mechanism

The peak body for power generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council says it supports the Energy Security Board's work on a capacity mechanism.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 20 2022
Generator bidding during NEM crisis

Generator bidding during NEM crisis

The peak body for power generators, the Australian Energy Council said claims of power generators seeking to profiteer from recent market conditions were wrong.

Jun 17 2022
Statement on NEM market suspension 

Statement on NEM market suspension 

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council said it understood and supported the Australian Energy Market Operator's decision to immediately suspend the wholesale market temporarily in order to reset it.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 15 2022
Sarah McNamara, ABC RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas

Sarah McNamara, ABC RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas

"No easy answers for energy consumers amidst blackout warning": AEC Chief Executive Sarah McNamara on RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 15 2022
AEC says Energy Ministers’ statement is encouraging

AEC says Energy Ministers’ statement is encouraging

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council, says the Energy Ministers' Communique following their meeting sends the right message to the market.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 09 2022
AEC welcomes the appointment of the Hon Chris Bowen MP

AEC welcomes the appointment of the Hon Chris Bowen MP

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council, welcomes the appointment of the Hon Chris Bowen MP to the role of Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

BY Australian Energy Council Jun 01 2022
Price Pressures Highlight Importance of Shopping Around

Price Pressures Highlight Importance of Shopping Around

The peak body for energy retailers and generators, the Australian Energy Council, says the increase to the Default Market Offer (DMO) is a signal to all consumers to review their energy deal.

BY Australian Energy Council May 26 2022
No Quality in ACF Air Pollution Claims

No Quality in ACF Air Pollution Claims

The Australian Conservation Foundation's claims about "Pollution by Postcode" manipulates National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data to give a misleading picture of the relative air qualities in different geographical locations, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council May 18 2022
Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

The Australian Energy Council (AEC) notes the proposed change to the National Electricity Rules to extend the notice period for generator closures from 3.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 07 2022
Plant emissions at five-year low: NPI data shows

Plant emissions at five-year low: NPI data shows

The release of the latest NPI data again reveals a drop in emissions from coal-fired generators. An Australian Energy Council spokesperson said analysis of NPI emissions data for coal-fired power plants shows that over the past five years there has been a fall in NOx, SO 2 , particulate and mercury emissions (see table below and trend graphs ).

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 03 2022
International electricity price comparisons

International electricity price comparisons

Australian retail household electricity prices in the National Electricity Market are the lowest they have been for eight years and are the 10th lowest of the 38 OECD countries, according to analysis undertaken by the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Feb 03 2022
The cool winds of change

The cool winds of change

Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Australian Energy Council (AEC) have released a fact sheet explaining how the energy sector prepares for summer's extreme weather.

BY AEC & ENA Jan 07 2022
Australian Energy Council backs economy-wide 55% emissions cut by 2035

Australian Energy Council backs economy-wide 55% emissions cut by 2035

The Australian Energy Council, the peak body for Australia's electricity generators and retailers, is today announcing support for an economy-wide emissions reduction target of 55% on 2005 levels by 2035.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 16 2021
Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Published in The Australian, 16 December 2021 By Sarah McNamara, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council In mid-2020, the Australian Energy Council supported adoption of a Net Zero by 2050 target for Australia.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 16 2021
AEMO’s future plan welcomed

AEMO’s future plan welcomed

The Australian Energy Council has commended the market operator for delivering a clear-eyed assessment of how to best manage the "once-in-a-century transformation" underway in the electricity system with the release of its Integrated System Plan (ISP).

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 10 2021
Peak industry body appoints new Chair

Peak industry body appoints new Chair

The Australian Energy Council's Board has appointed EnergyAustralia's Managing Director, Mark Collette, as its new Chair.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 02 2021
Helping you get a better energy deal

Helping you get a better energy deal

It doesn't matter if you are an industry expert or a complete novice, if you haven't checked your offer recently, you can save money by comparing your energy bill and finding the best deal for your needs.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 25 2021
Support available for energy customers

Support available for energy customers

Energy retailers have launched a fresh campaign to raise awareness amongst households and small businesses of the support available if they are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 or other reasons.

BY AEC Nov 24 2021
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