The AEMC operates with three strategic policy areas covering our key responsibilities in addition to an in-house legal team and corporate services team.
Retail, Distribution & Network Regulation Group
This group is responsible for reviews and rule change proposals relating to (a) retail markets and (b) the regulation of revenues or pricing of distribution or transmission companies. The group:
- reviews retail competition at the request of the MCE;
- oversees rule change proposals relating to regulating revenues & pricing of transmission and distribution network service providers
- oversees rule change proposals relating to regulating third party access to natural gas pipelines;
- oversees rule change proposals relating to the national energy retail rules;
- reviews requests for jurisdictional and participant derogations.
Wholesale, Environment and Transmission Group
This group is responsible for reviews and rule change proposals relating to wholesale markets, the interactions between the energy sector and government policies on climate change, and transmission. The group:
- oversees rule changes relating to the operation of wholesale pricing & settlement;
- oversees policy on demand-side participation issues.
Technical & Reliability Group
This group is responsible for reviews and rule change proposals relating to the technical operation of energy markets, and the interactions between financial market and energy markets. The group:
- supports the AEMC Reliability Panel;
- acts as working group for financial markets;
- provides advice on financial market issues;
- oversees rule changes relating to integration of financial markets and NEM wholesale markets;
- oversees the theoretical and practical aspects of energy market measurement;
- provides advice on certain technical standards.
Strategy and Economic Analysis
This group is responsible for the quality and consistency of the economic analysis undertaken by the AEMC across all our functions, and in particular, the assessment of rule changes against the National Electricity Objective. The group also lead the ongoing development of the AEMC's strategic priorities and our research work.
This group provides and co-coordinates legal advice to the Commission, policy groups and corporate.
This group provides corporate services to the Commission and AEMC staff and services the functions of HR, Finance, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Communications and corporate infrastructure projects.