Energy Reform - The way forward for Australia - Final report


Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism



Energy Reform Implementation Group


The Energy Reform Implementation Group (ERIG) was a group established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to review certain elements of the operation of Australia’s energy sector and to suggest further reforms, where there is a case for them, supporting more efficient energy markets.

ERIG was asked to recommend proposals for:

  • achieving a fully national transmission grid
  • measures to address structural issues affecting the ongoing competitiveness and efficiency of the electricity sector
  • measures to ensure transparent and effective financial markets to support energy markets.

The implementation group was established on 10 February 2006.

In January 2007 ERIG released the final report: Energy Reform - The way forward for Australia.

ERIG commissioned nine specialist studies to advise on the matters under consideration. A list of the consultants engaged and the reports received is available.