The national electricity market is undergoing rapid and major transformation, driven by government policy, changing consumer preferences and rapidly evolving technology.

These fundamental step changes raise new opportunities for the entire community. They also raise new challenges when it comes to operating the power system and managing the market.

The AEMC’s role is to make and amend the energy market rules to support the evolution of Australia’s energy markets in a way that benefits consumers over the long term.  We also provide advice to governments to help inform their decisions.

There are many ways to address the challenges facing our energy market and power system. Our rule changes, reviews and advice aim to put customers in the driver’s seat so they can take control of their energy choices and bills. We work to deliver targeted, evidence-based, least-cost solutions.

Our work program is currently focussed on the following key areas: