The AEMC actively engages with international energy market bodies that co-operate on global issues affecting energy markets.

International engagement enables us to gain from the experience of others and also provides a forum to share insights drawn from the high quality analytical work undertaken by Australia’s own energy market institutions.

International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)

The AEMC is a member of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) – an international body whose membership includes more than 200 regulatory authorities around the world. ICER’s is to improve public and policy-maker awareness and understanding of energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental and market issues. Through ICER, regulators exchange information about good practices in energy regulation. The AEMC representative on the ICER Steering Committee is our Chief Executive, Ms Anne Pearson.

Other international engagement

Our Commissioners and senior management team meet regularly with representatives from the New Zealand Electricity Authority and Ofgem, the UK’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.

In September 2016, our Chairman John Pierce presented the keynote address – an analysis of the evolution of energy regulation in Australia at the 25th anniversary conference of the Regulatory Policy Institute at Oxford University. The two-day retrospective on regulatory and competition policy asked what has worked well, what hasn’t worked well, and what have we learned from it all?

Mr Pierce also represented the AEMC at the Utility Regulators Forum held in Darwin in June 2017.

Ms Pearson participated in discussions at the Regulatory Future Workshop, held at Columbia University, New York and the Seoul International Conference on the Electricity Market.

Senior Director Richard Owens presented at the New Zealand Government’s Smart Grid Forum in Wellington, New Zealand on the regulatory implications of distributed energy resources.