Our Committees

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.

Gas Committee

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. 

Policy and Regulatory Committee

The Policy and Regulatory Committee is an Energy Networks Australia Board Committee which provides ongoing advice to the Energy Networks Australia’s CEO Forum and members.

The Policy and Regulatory Committee seeks to develop and promote a policy and regulatory environment conducive to the efficient, safe, reliable and affordable operation of Australia’s energy networks. The Committee provides expert strategic advice on issues including, but not limited to, energy policy, evolving regulatory frameworks, market regulation, contestability, incentives and pricing reform, communications, consumer engagement, carbon policy and distribution system operator design.

It also seeks to develop and promote a regulatory regime that is fit for purpose by providing expert advice and advocacy on economic regulation in accordance with the National Electricity Objective and the National Gas Objective.

Transmission Committee

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.