The AER monitors, investigates and enforces compliance with the national energy framework, comprising the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules, and the National Gas Law and National Gas Rules . The AER’s core functions and powers in relation to monitoring, investigation and enforcement are set out in section 15 of the Electricity Law and section 27 of the Gas Law. The AER will soon have similar functions and powers with respect to Retail.
The AER has taken formal enforcement action in relation to alleged breaches in the national energy framework for 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 routine compliance reporting or reports into events where it has decided not to pursue formal action, are published in compliance reports related to the wholesale markets, regulated network businesses and retail markets.