Registered Market Customers now have the chance to vote for their preferred nominee to represent their Registered Participant Class on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s Reliability Panel.  

The Reliability Panel is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system, and for setting a number of technical standards and guidelines in line with the National Electricity Rules.  

A range of participants form the Panel’s membership including consumer groups, generators, network businesses, developers of new technology, retailers and the Australian Energy Market Operator. 

The AEMC called on Registered Market Customers to submit nominations for the Panel in October, resulting in the two nominees being voted on.  

A Market Customer representative will be formally appointed for a term of up to three years, commencing at the conclusion of the current term. 

Market Customers have been directly notified of the opportunity to vote for the Market Customers’ representative to the Reliability Panel.  

Nominees are required to secure the votes of at least one third of the relevant class of registered participants (clause 8.8.2) - in this case Registered Market Customers - in the National Electricity Market, to be appointed to the Panel.  

Voting will close 5pm AEDT, 23 November 2022. 

The Panel is chaired by AEMC Commissioner Charles Popple.  

To find out more, or if you did not receive a voting form, please contact Victoria Mollard, Executive General Manager – Economics and System Security (02) 8296 7872 or

Read more about the Reliability Panel.