Ensuring safe and reliable energy networks

Compliance and enforcement of the rules related to the development and operation of energy networks is how we build trust and confidence in Australia’s energy system.

Our compliance and enforcement team works to ensure that network participants are following what is required to comply with national energy laws and the rules as set by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

Our Compliance and Enforcement Policy sets out our strategy and commitment to the principles of transparency and accountability in carrying out our compliance and enforcement work.

Our guidelines set out what we require from networks to comply with market rules and exemptions.

When taking enforcement action, we seek to stop unlawful conduct, penalise offenders when warranted and ensure future compliance with the law. Each case is assessed on its own merits, taking into account all the relevant facts and circumstances of the matter.

Compliance and enforcement activity in network transmission and distribution

Assessment of Customer Service Incentive Scheme 2022–23

Compliance reports
Electricity
The AER is responsible for assessing the annual Customer Service Incentive Scheme (CSIS) performance of the electricity Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs).

AER Compliance and enforcement update July to December 2023

Compliance reports
Electricity
Gas
Our report on compliance and enforcement activities from 1 July to 31 December 2023.

AER response to MCHPA regarding VNI West RIT-T

Compliance reports
Electricity
A letter from the AER to MCHPA on AEMO Victoria Planning and Transgrid's VNI West RIT-T.

TasNetworks - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022

Compliance reports
Electricity
TasNetworks - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022

SA Power Networks - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022

Compliance reports
Electricity
SA Power Networks - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022

Power and Water Corporation - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022

Compliance reports
Electricity
Power and Water Corporation - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2022