Energy Consumers Australian Fee Collection Methodology

Market National Electricity Market
StageFirst Stage
ConvenorAEMO NEM
Accepting submissions?No
Submissions close24/10/2014

Notice of Consultation

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council has approved the establishment of Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) by 1 January 2015, providing a focus on national energy market matters of strategic importance for energy consumers, in particular residential and small business consumers.

The new entity will replace the existing Consumer Advocacy Panel (CAP) for which AEMO currently collects funds through participant fees in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and gas markets. AEMO will also be required to collect funding for the ECA, and changes need to be made to AEMO’s fee schedules to allow the new mechanism to be operational when the ECA commences.

Although there is no formal requirement to consult on this matter, AEMO is currently seeking feedback from market participants on proposed methodology for recovering the costs of the ECA in the NEM, prior to the establishment of the ECA. 

Initial Stage of Consultation

Energy Consumers Australia – Notice of Consultation
10 October 2014 | 462 KB (.pdf)

Final Report

Energy Consumers Australia – Fee Structure Final Report
30 December 2014 | 780 KB (.pdf)

Consultation Responses

MEU Submission - ECA fee collection
28 October 2014 | 40.1 KB (.pdf)
ERAA Submission - ECA fee collection
28 October 2014 | 210 KB (.pdf)
Energy Australia Submission - ECA fee collection
28 October 2014 | 163 KB (.pdf)

For more information on this proposed initiative, please contact

Submissions closed 24 October 2014.

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