The former Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council tasked the Energy Security Board (ESB) with developing advice on a long-term, fit-for-purpose market framework to support reliability that could apply from the mid-2020s.
On 20 August 2021, Energy Ministers agreed to reform the national gas regulatory framework. These reforms will bring hydrogen blends, biomethane and other renewable gases within the scope of the national gas regulatory framework.
The Energy Security Board released a shortlist of options for the redesign of the National Electricity Market to address the influx of renewables and retirement of coal generation in some jurisdictions.
The Energy Security Board released a public consultation paper on a new data strategy for the national electricity market. It implements a Finkel Review recommendation that a data strategy is a critical reform in a rapidly changing market.
In 2019, stakeholders highlighted technical DER standards as a foundational technical challenge. The requirement for new governance arrangements for technical standards was included in the DER Integration Workplan.
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