Market-leading analysis

Monitoring market performance is an important element in building knowledge and trust in Australia’s energy system.

Our regular performance reporting enables policymakers, market participants and the community to understand the key drivers behind the prices and trends in the markets.

Led by a team of subject matter experts, we engage in open, honest and easy-to-understand reporting to enable decision-makers to make informed decisions about the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Latest performance reports

Wholesale markets quarterly - Q1 2024

Performance reports
Electricity
Gas
Our wholesale markets quarterly report analyses trends in the electricity and gas wholesale markets. Our Q1 report covers January to March 2024.

Wholesale Gas Reserve Price Assumptions Report

Performance reports
Gas
The first wholesale gas reserves price assumptions report following commencement of the National Gas Amendment (Market Transparency) Rule 2022.

Prices above $5,000/MWh - 13, 21 and 27 February 2024 (Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia)

Performance reports
Electricity
The AER has reported on high electricity and FCAS prices in the National Energy Market in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia during February 2024.

Our Wholesale markets quarterly is a sought-after publication by market analysts, government and the media. The quarterly report provides data and commentary on wholesale prices, fluctuations in demand, generation and storage.

We provide separate reports when a significant price spike above $5,000 per megawatt hour occurs in the National Electricity Market. We look at the drivers behind those events, including compliance with the rules and whether any enforcement action is necessary.

We also provide special analysis of activity and significant price events in the Victorian gas market, the Short Term Trading Market operating in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane and the Wallumbilla and Moomba gas supply hubs.