We provide governments, policy-makers and the community with a single point of reference for major energy network issues in Australia.
Our team works with networks, regulators and industry partners to develop research and advice on issues including national and state government policy and regulation relevant to energy networks and how they must operate and key technical issues such as network safety and security of supply, reliability and power quality, the management of peak energy demand, energy efficiency and sustainable energy.
Most energy network businesses are subject to an independent economic regulatory regime similar to that applying to other utility sectors such as water and telecommunications.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is responsible for this role for state and territory jurisdictions in the National Electricity Market (Qld, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA). In WA and the Northern Territory, state regulation continues.
Energy Networks Australia commenced operations as the Energy Networks Association (ENA) in January 2004 and started trading as Energy Networks Australia on 10 November 2016.
What are energy networks?
Energy networks are the lower pressure gas pipes and low, medium and high voltage electricity lines that transmit and distribute gas and electricity from energy transmission systems directly to households, businesses and industry.
Our members provide more than 16 million electricity and gas connections to almost every home and business across Australia.
Energy networks are delivering a sustainable energy future by connecting household solar panels to the grid, transporting renewable energy around the country via the transmission network and decarbonising our gas network through hydrogen and biogas.