Enforcement matters

The AER monitors, investigates and enforces compliance with national energy legislation and rules. Section 15 of the Electricity Law and section 27 of the Gas Law set out the AER’s core functions and powers in relation to wholesale market enforcement.

The AER has taken formal enforcement action in relation to the matters listed below. The AER may issue an infringement notice or institute proceedings. The results of the AER’s compliance activities more generally, including reports into events where it has decided not to pursue formal action, are published in Compliance reports.

The factors that the AER has regard to when deciding whether to take formal enforcement action are set out in our Compliance and Enforcement Statement of Approach.