The Reliability Panel was established by the AEMC under the NEL in accordance with the National Electricity Rules. The role of the Panel is:
- to monitor, review and report on, in accordance with the Rules, the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system;
- at the request of the AEMC, to provide advice in relation to the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system; and
- any other functions or powers conferred on it under the Law and the Rules.
Clause 8.8.1 of the Rules sets out the functions of the Panel in more detail.
Under clause 3.9.3A of the Rules the Panel is also responsible for a four-yearly review of the level of the reliability standard, the level of the Market Price Cap, the Market Floor Price and the Cumulative Price Threshold (CPT). Information on open and completed Panel reviews is available on the AEMC's website under 'Market Reviews'.