The AEMC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new DNSP representative to the Reliability Panel. 

The Commission has appointed Essential Energy’s David Salisbury as the distribution network service provider (DNSP) representative on the Reliability Panel, following consultation with registered DNSPs. Mr Salisbury has been appointed to replace the outgoing DNSP representative, Trevor Armstrong, formerly of Ausgrid. 

Incoming Panel member David Salisbury is Executive Manager Engineering at Essential Energy. He is an experienced executive and an accomplished engineering with expertise in gas distribution, and electricity and gas transmission across the UK and electricity distribution in Australia. Mr Salisbury has a strong technical background with in-depth commercial and regulatory experience and first-hand knowledge of using technology to enable transformation. Mr Salisbury previously held the position of Head of Network Engineering and Asset Management for Gas Transmission at National Grid in the United Kingdom prior to relocating to Australia in 2017.

The Commission welcomes Mr Salisbury and looks forward to his participation in the Panel’s work on reviewing and reporting on the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system. 

The Commission also wishes to thank Mr Armstrong for his significant and valued contributions to the Panel representing DNSPs, over his long period of tenure on the Panel.

Media: Kellie Bisset, Media and Content Manager, 0438 490 041

Who is the Reliability Panel?

The Reliability Panel, which forms part of the AEMC’s institutional arrangements, reviews and reports on the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system. The Panel determines standards and some of the guidelines used by AEMO and participants which help to maintain a secure and reliable power system for consumers.

The Panel is comprised of members who represent a range of participants in the national electricity market, including consumer groups, generators, network businesses, retailers and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).