Omnibus Legislative Amendments - Consultation

This consultation package is being publicly released on draft legislative amendments which implement ongoing energy market reform policy initiatives and make minor changes to address identified ambiguity.

Strategic Energy Plan

The Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market recommended that the COAG Energy Council develop and maintain a Strategic Energy Plan for the National Electricity Market.

Post 2025 Market Design – Capacity mechanism - Initiation

Following National Cabinet's endorsement of the Energy Security Board's (ESB) final package of reforms, the ESB is carrying out further design work on the proposed capacity mechanism. This will include comprehensive consultation with all relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

Post-2025 market design

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.

Project Initiation Paper on Congestion Management Model

ESB is undertaking a comprehensive stakeholder consultation on a proposed whole-of-system Congestion Management Mechanism. This complements jurisdictional Renewable Energy Zones by signalling to investors which parts of the network have spare capacity available and ensuring that we make best use of available capacity in operational timeframes.

Transmission access reform Consultation paper – May 2022

The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek feedback on four model options for congestion management, developed through significant stakeholder consultation. Going forward, the ESB will continue working with stakeholders to assess and develop a preferred model to recommend to Ministers. The ESB anticipates that detailed design will be a hybrid model that incorporates one of the investment models and one of the operational models set out in this paper.