Energy committee to meet AEMC and AER

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The House of Representatives Environment and Energy Committee will hear from the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) at the final public hearing tomorrow for the inquiry into modernising Australia’s electricity grid.

Committee chair Andrew Broad MP said the committee was looking forward to hearing from the AEMC about its plans for supporting the grid during this period of modernisation.

“The Australian Energy Market Commission is the ruler maker for Australian electricity and gas markets,” Mr Broad said.

“The committee is keen to hear about the kinds of new rules the commission thinks will best support a modern grid,” Mr Broad said.

Deputy chair Pat Conroy MP said the committee was looking forward to hearing about the challenges a modern regulator faces.

“We want to ensure that the modern grid operates in accordance with the rules, and the AER’s role is an essential part of this,” Mr Conroy said.

As part of the inquiry, the committee is encouraging members of the community to share their views on the electricity system via an online questionnaire.