Wholesale electricity market performance monitoring report - Statement of approach

  • Accepting submissions
  • Upcoming stakeholder forum
Date initiated: 
31 August 2017
General inquiries - wholesale performance wholesaleperformance@aer.gov.au
AER reference: 


The AER is seeking stakeholder input into the development of a new approach to wholesale electricity market monitoring. The approach will guide the first comprehensive long-term monitoring of the markets and help inform advice to the COAG Energy Council on the effectiveness of competition and any barriers to competition and the efficient operation of the National Electricity Market.

We published a discussion paper on 31 August 2017 that outlines options for defining effective competition and market efficiency, the products and markets that should be considered, the most relevant framework to assess market structure, participant conduct and market performance, and how information should be gathered and reported.

How to get involved

We will be holding a public forum to listen to stakeholders' views on the issues raised in our discussion paper.

We invite interested stakeholders to register their interest by emailing wholesaleperformance@aer.gov.au by the close of business 28 September 2017.

Forum details

Location: Macedon room, PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Arrival Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3045
Date: Friday 6 October 2017
Time: Registration from 9:30 am. Forum to commence at 10:00 am and conclude by 1:00 pm.

We will publish an agenda for the forum closer to the forum's date.

Invitation for submissions

We are also inviting written submissions on the issues raised in the discussion paper by the close of business Friday 13 October 2017.

Submissions should be sent to wholesaleperformance@aer.gov.au in an electronic format in Microsoft Word or other text readable document form.

Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:

Mr Gavin Fox
Acting General Manager, Wholesale Markets
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601

We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents and posted on our website unless prior arrangements are made with us to treat the submission, or portions of it, as confidential. Those wishing to submit confidential information are requested to clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim; and provide a non-confidential version of the submission.

For further information regarding our use and disclosure of information provided to us, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy.