The Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) requires that - if the obligation is triggered - liable entities (relevant market customers and opt-in customers) report their net contract position to the AER, with contracts adjusted based on their relative 'firmness'. Standard qualifying contracts are to be adjusted using a default firmness methodology, and non-standard qualifying contracts are to be adjusted using a bespoke firmness methodology developed by the liable entity.
Liable entities are required to have their bespoke firmness methodology, and the way they have been applied, approved by an independent auditor on the AER's auditors panel.
Rule 4A.E.5 of the National Electricity Rules requires the AER to establish and maintain a panel of auditors. The Auditor Panel Handbook acts as a supplementary guide to the Interim contracts and firmness guidelines. It specifies governance arrangements, including how we will establish and maintain the Auditors Panel, and our monitoring and oversight of the Auditors Panel.
Information on how to apply is contained in the Auditor Panel Handbook. All applications should be emailed to RRO@aer.gov.au. For any queries about the application process please email RRO@aer.gov.au.
The AER has approved the following Independent Auditors to the Auditors Panel.
Their contact details and firm have been provided for assistance. Only an Independent Auditor approved to the Auditors panel can sign off a bespoke firmness methodology and the way it has been applied to a contract.
|Independent Auditor||Firm||Contact email||Contact phone number|
|Nick Denman||Energy Edgefirstname.lastname@example.org||0409 766 904|
|Elliot Tonkes||Energy Edgeemail@example.com||0407 659 625|
|Cau Thai||Oakley Greenwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||07 3283 3249|
|David Rylah||Advisianemail@example.com||0438 932 419|
|Tim Ammundsen||Advisianfirstname.lastname@example.org||0404 797 749|
|Erik Westergaard||Advisianemail@example.com||+64 21 549 254|
|Kristyn Hart||Advisianfirstname.lastname@example.org||03 8676 3407|
|Andrew George||Amanzi Consulting Energy Advisory Services||0410 436 320|
|Alex Georgievski||Woollahra Partnersemail@example.com||0416 328 316|