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)
|Energy Consumers Australia – Fee Structure Final Report
30 December 2014 | 780 KB (.pdf)
|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)
Submissions closed 24 October 2014.