Asset Management Committee
The Asset Management Committee is an Energy Networks Australia Board Committee that is responsible for providing ongoing advice to the ENA Board and membership on policy and issues related to energy network asset management.
The Committee is responsible for matters relating to energy network asset management and operations including but not limited to: asset management frameworks; National guidelines and standards; industry innovation and R&D; climate change; health, safety and environmental management; technical regulation; power pole and easement management; system reliability and power quality; street lighting, demand management and the integration of embedded generation; work practices and workforce skills and resourcing.
The objective of the Committee is to promote best practice in asset management through systems and guidelines that are designed to deliver energy network services to consumers at the lowest long-run costs and appropriate levels of safety, quality and reliability.
The Gas Committee is an Energy Networks Australia Board Committee providing advice to the Energy Networks Australia Board and membership on issues relating to the gas distribution industry. The Committee provides a platform for sharing knowledge and experience between industry participants and other stakeholders nationally and internationally, and developing policy positions to set the direction for the future of gas networks.
The primary objectives of the Committee include, but are not limited to; promoting and increasing the understanding of the role and contribution of gas distribution to the Australian economy and the community; leading discussion and debate on public policy in relation to gas distribution; undertaking technical projects and studies related to gas distribution; and encouraging professional development in the gas distribution industry.
Regulatory Affairs Committee
The Regulatory Affairs Committee is an Energy Networks Australia Board committee which operates as a reference group giving ongoing advice to the Energy Networks Australia Board and membership on issues relating to the economic regulation of electricity and gas distribution and electricity transmission networks.
The purpose of the committee is to serve as the principal working-level forum for issues such as economic regulatory models, third party access pricing issues, governance and institutional frameworks, revenue resets, economic provisions of the National Energy Rules and regulation and National Gas Rules and regulations.
Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory governments (through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the COAG Energy Council (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 principal aim is to ensure that, under the national energy regime, there is best-practice economic regulation applying to the energy networks sector across Australia, and that this regulation encourages the efficient ongoing development, expansion and maintenance of energy networks in Australia.
The Transmission Committee is an Energy Networks Australia Board Committee that is responsible for providing effective governance, strategic direction and ensuring that the interests of its members are represented, whilst having regard for the interests of consumers and other stakeholders, including Energy Networks Australia’s employees and the broader community. It comprises all Chief Executive Officers of full Energy Networks Australia electricity transmission business members.
The Purpose of the Committee is to promote and increase the understanding of the role and contribution of electricity transmission in energy supply arrangements, consider the needs and concerns of consumers and other stakeholders, establish policy positions in coordination with other Energy Networks Australia committees, and foster closer relations and co-operation within the energy industry both locally and internationally.