For the past 10 years, the Australian Energy Regulator has reported to policy-makers, industry and the Australian community on the state of the energy market.
This flagship report provides independent and reliable information about what’s happening in Australia’s wholesale electricity and gas markets, the transmission and distribution networks and the rapidly evolving retail sector. It draws on a range of sources, including our internal monitoring and intelligence, regulatory reviews of energy networks, and external resources. The report uses non-technical language to consolidate this material, highlighting trends and key issues across the electricity and gas industries. The report consists of a market overview, supported by chapters on the electricity, gas and energy retail sectors. It focuses on activity over the past 12–18 months in those jurisdictions in which the AER has regulatory responsibilities.
The 10th edition published on 30 May 2017 covers a period of intense energy market activity, spanning calendar year 2016 and the early months of 2017. We welcome comments from stakeholders, and may correct errors drawn to our attention.