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Response to the ESB’s Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper

Response to the ESB’s Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper

The Australian Energy Council has welcomed the release of the Energy Security Board's options paper,which is the result of a substantial consultation process.

BY AEC Apr 30 2021
Energy Council thanks Cath Tanna and congratulates Mark Collette

Energy Council thanks Cath Tanna and congratulates Mark Collette

The Australian Energy Council, which represents Australia's electricity generators and retailers, thanks EnergyAustralia Managing Director, CathTanna, for her contribution to the energy sector.

BY AEC Apr 29 2021
Statement on hydrogen funding

Statement on hydrogen funding

The Federal Government's commitment to more than $500m in funding for the hydrogen industry and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been welcomed by Australia's peak body for electricity generators and retailers.

BY AEC Apr 21 2021
Importance of coordinated approach highlighted

Importance of coordinated approach highlighted

The latest assessments of the National Electricity Market underscore the need to ensure a coordinated approach to bring about a seamless transition to a cleaner, cheaper power system, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Jan 05 2021
The NSW electricity plan details are now the key

The NSW electricity plan details are now the key

The passage of the NSW Government's Electricity Roadmap Bill marks a significant reform to the NSW electricity sector.

BY AEC Nov 26 2020
Energy bill support welcomed

Energy bill support welcomed

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the Victorian Government's power bill support for households facing immediate hardship.

BY AEC Nov 17 2020
NSW electricity roadmap needs further scrutiny

NSW electricity roadmap needs further scrutiny

The NSW Government's electricity roadmap is a significant reform which has the potential to detract from the national market framework and hinder its ability to deliver efficient outcomes for consumers.

BY AEC Nov 09 2020
Market intervention retrograde

Market intervention retrograde

The Victorian Government's direction to the market operator to develop a large-scale battery in Geelong without independent regulatory scrutiny of costs and benefits or clarity of how it will participate in the energy market, is a bad idea, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Nov 05 2020
Electricity competition would benefit households

Electricity competition would benefit households

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the West Australian Opposition's proposal to increase competition in WA's electricity market as a sensible approach that would be a win for households and small business.

BY AEC Nov 04 2020
Roadmap takes sensible direction to lower emissions

Roadmap takes sensible direction to lower emissions

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the release of the Federal Government's Technology Investment Roadmap.

BY AEC Sep 22 2020
Federal intervention risks private investment

Federal intervention risks private investment

The Federal Government's plan to develop a gas-fired power station in NSW if alternative private investments are not made risks deterring the very investments the Government is attempting to encourage, the Australian Energy Council said today.

BY AEC Sep 15 2020
Opinion piece: Why gas will be needed on the path to greener energy

Opinion piece: Why gas will be needed on the path to greener energy

Written by Sarah McNamara, chief executive of the Australian Energy Council.

BY Sarah McNamara Aug 27 2020
Podcast: Coordinating electricity market reform

Podcast: Coordinating electricity market reform

Daniel Hamel and Ben Kefford discuss KPMG's recent report and framework, Coordinating electricity market reform: A framework to assess the congruency of wholesale market reforms in the National Electricity Market.

BY AEC Aug 21 2020
Energy Security Board reappointments welcomed

Energy Security Board reappointments welcomed

The reappointment of the Energy Security Board's Chair and Deputy Chair to oversee the conclusion of its work on the post-2025 electricity market re-design is very welcome, the Australian Energy Council said today.

BY AEC Aug 19 2020
ISP approach welcomed

ISP approach welcomed

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the release of the Australian Energy Market Operator's Integrated System Plan 2020.

BY AEC Jul 30 2020
Energy support available for customers

Energy support available for customers

As households and businesses continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, energy retailers say a broader government and energy sector consideration is needed.

BY AEC Jul 28 2020
New England REZ needs to make economic sense

New England REZ needs to make economic sense

The New South Wales Government's plan to expedite the construction of a Renewable Energy Zone in the New England region may create some short-term construction jobs, but more work needs to be done to understand whether it is needed and if it will bring down power prices, the Australian Energy Council said today.

BY AEC Jul 10 2020
Energy Data Right to foster competition

Energy Data Right to foster competition

Giving consumers greater access to their energy data will help foster competition and assist households and businesses to get the most out of the competitive market, the energy industry said today.

BY AEC Jun 29 2020
Australian Energy Council backs net zero emissions by 2050

Australian Energy Council backs net zero emissions by 2050

The Australian Energy Council has today endorsed an economy-wide net zero emissions by 2050 target for Australia.

BY AEC Jun 25 2020
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