The Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) requires liable entities (relevant market customers and registered opt-in customers) to report their net contract position for a forecast reliability gap period to the AER. Reports must be submitted in accordance with the National Electricity Rules, and lodged in accordance with, and in the form specified by, the AER’s Contracts and Firmness Guidelines.
Contracts are 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 all bespoke firmness methodologies, and their application in a net contract position report, approved by an independent auditor on the AER's auditors panel.
The AER has approved the following Independent Auditors to the Auditors Panel. 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.
|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|
|Andrew George||Amanzi Consulting Energy Advisory Services||Andrew.email@example.com||0410 436 320|
|Alex Georgievski||Woollahra Partnersfirstname.lastname@example.org||0416 328 316|
|Vernon Swanepoel||Swanepoel Consulting Pty Ltdemail@example.com||0419 305 239|
Information for panel members
The Auditors Panel Handbook acts as a supplementary guide to the Contracts and Firmness Guidelines. It sets out governance arrangements, including how we will establish and maintain the Auditors Panel, and our monitoring and oversight of the Auditors Panel.
Apply to join the panel
The AER is currently accepting applications from suitably qualified persons to join the independent auditors panel.
Information on how to apply is contained in the Auditors Panel Handbook. Applications and queries about the application process should be emailed to RRO@aer.gov.au.