Energy Networks Australia contributes to policy development and advocacy regarding national energy policy, including energy network sector legislative and regulatory regimes.
Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the COAG Energy Council have developed new gas and electricity legislative packages for Australia which set the legislative and regulatory framework for the energy networks sector.
Energy Networks Australia's focus is on issues affecting gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution networks. These issues include the national and state government policy and regulatory environments under which energy networks must operate, and key technical issues such as network safety and security of supply, reliability and power quality, the management of peak energy demand and energy efficiency.
National energy market institutions
Several statutory authorities provide national governance and regulation of Australia’s energy markets. These authorities include the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).