The AEMC delivers high quality and impartial energy market rules and advice to policy makers
We will be an essential source of market development advice and be regarded as an excellent rule maker.
To ensure we fulfil our role as a national independent body we must perform our functions in a way that demonstrates integrity, and uses an evidence-based approach while remaining fully engaged with our stakeholders:
Leadership is required to deliver on our broader role in the economy. To ensure the national gas and electricity markets continue to operate in the interests of consumers we need to help policy makers understand the complications and consequences of different options. We do this by early engagement and by providing information and advice on alternative approaches to enable governments to achieve their objectives in a manner that retains the effectiveness of the markets.
Engagement means we build relationships to develop a good understanding of what is happening in the real world, with regard to energy business, large and small consumer requirements and government. We maintain conversations with our stakeholders to understand how operating environments - and the changes we might contemplate to the market arrangements - will manifest in the economy. We promote dialogue and understanding between supply and demand side groups.
Integrity is the value which drives our relationships with each other and the people we meet in our day to day work. Acting with integrity is the way we maintain our well-established reputation for independent thinking and objectivity - and how we encourage open and frank dialogue.
To deliver these strategic objectives we must be effective communicators, have an expert staff, and have professional business management systems.