AEMO provides an all-hazards approach to the prevention of, response to, and recovery from gas emergencies across Australia. This work includes:
- Conducting exercises to test and strengthen emergency arrangements and communications protocols.
- Managing and participating in key emergency planning and advisory committees and forums.
AEMO’s gas emergency functions contribute to the long-term community objective of a safe, secure, and reliable supply of natural gas.
National Gas Emergency Response Advisory Committee (NGERAC)
The National Gas Emergency Response Advisory Committee (NGERAC) is a planning and coordinating forum made up of industry and government representatives. NGERAC facilitates efficient and effective communication across industry and government during major natural gas supply shortages. The NGERAC meets twice a year.
Managing supply disruptions in Short Term Trading Markets
AEMO’s Contingency Gas arrangements balance physical supply and demand in the event that normal market mechanisms are unlikely to achieve this balance. Contingency Gas arrangements are implemented through an industry consultation process which is coordinated by AEMO.