Independent review of the Energy Security Board

Publication date: Wednesday, 29th April 2020.

The COAG Energy Council has engaged an independent consultant to review the effectiveness and performance of the Energy Security Board (ESB). COAG Energy Council established the ESB following the Finkel Review.

The review is seeking input from relevant stakeholders on a range of issues. These include:

  • Observations about the ESB’s performance in relation to its “scope of responsibility” and “specific actions” in its Terms of Reference, including implementation of the Finkel Review recommendations.
  • Feedback on how well the ESB has undertaken the role of providing whole-of-system oversight to the Council on energy security, reliability and affordability in the National Electricity Market (NEM),and the extent to which it has provided a useful coordinating mechanism to ensure the 3 energy market bodies take appropriate actions.
  • Any issues relating to ESB’s role in governance of the system, membership of the ESB and its structure, and the need or otherwise for a body like this in the governance of the NEM. These opinions may canvas alternate models, structures and processes including roles and responsibilities.
  • Views about the evolving role of the ESB since its inception.

Responses may raise other governance matters relevant to the Terms of Reference for the review.

In your submission outline what level of engagement, if any, there has been between your organisation and the ESB.

This consultation is closed. Outcomes of this review can be found here.



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PDF icon Energy Security Board ToR.pdf362.43 KB
PDF icon ESB Review ToRs.pdf138.84 KB
PDF icon AEC (Australian Energy Council) - ESB Review submission.pdf157.41 KB
PDF icon AGL - ESB Review submission.pdf96.03 KB
PDF icon APLNG (Australia Pacific LNG) - ESB Review submission.pdf99.8 KB
PDF icon ASBEC (Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council) - ESB Review submission.pdf613.34 KB
PDF icon Ausgrid - ESB Review submission.pdf121.37 KB
PDF icon CS Energy Limited - ESB Review submission.pdf557.78 KB
PDF icon CSG - Supporting doc - National energy governance - the case for reform - May 2020.pdf872.96 KB
PDF icon CSG - Supporting doc - National energy policy and regulation - Performance since 2008 - May 2020.pdf1.99 MB
PDF icon CSG (Critical Strategies Group) - ESB Review Submission.pdf582.01 KB
PDF icon ECA (Energy Consumers Australia) - ESB Review submission.pdf127.71 KB
PDF icon ENA (Energy Networks Australia) - ESB Review submission.pdf761.69 KB
PDF icon EQL (Energy Queensland Ltd) ESB Review submission.pdf192.1 KB
PDF icon ETU (Energy Trade Unions of Australia) - ESB Review submission.pdf189.64 KB
PDF icon EUAA (Energy Users Association of Australia) - ESB Review submission.pdf167.86 KB
PDF icon GEA (Gas Energy Australia) - ESB Review submission.pdf175.35 KB
PDF icon Hydro Tasmania - ESB Review submission.pdf390.67 KB
PDF icon Innogy Renewables Australia - ESB Review submission.pdf336.65 KB
PDF icon MEU (Major Energy Users, Inc) - ESB review submission.pdf57.87 KB
PDF icon Origin Energy Ltd - ESB Review submission.pdf114 KB
PDF icon PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Centre) - ESB Review submission.pdf244.52 KB
PDF icon Shell Australia - ESB Review submission.pdf149.1 KB
PDF icon Snowy Hydro - ESB Review submission.pdf268.04 KB
PDF icon TransGrid - EBS Review submission.pdf120.35 KB


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