Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council


Energy Security Board Data Strategy - Submissions to consultation paper published

Publication date

The Energy Security Board (ESB) released a public consultation paper on a new data strategy for the national electricity market. This implements a Finkel Review recommendation, with the review recognising that a data strategy is a critical reform in rapidly changing market.

Ensuring that consumers continue to receive reliable, secure and affordable energy depends on data reform. Digitalisation and changes in the energy market are driving the need for more flexible and timely access to data to:

  • optimise new technologies
  • provide more transparent and efficient markets
  • manage robust consumer protections in a world of exponential data growth. 

Data also provides new opportunities for better consumer outcomes, through innovation in services and systems, efficiencies along the energy supply chain, and mobilising and valuing flexible demand.

Digitalisation and data reform are already an economy-wide phenomenon. The ESB’s proposes to overhaul the energy data regulatory framework in line with economy-wide data reforms, to support greater affordability, innovation and consumer protections. It has also developed a package of reforms to address data gaps, build energy sector analytical capability and ensure the energy sector is more flexible and adaptable to ongoing technology change.

Consultation has now closed and submissions are published below. 

The consultation process consisted of:

20 Oct 2020

Release of consultation paper

11 Nov 2020

Public webinar on the consultation paper

27 Nov 2020

Submissions due 

Early 2021

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