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Briefings

COAG Energy Council Meeting: July 2017

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Energy Consumers Australia attends, as an observer, the meetings of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council. The three market institutions – the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) – also attend as observers.

This Information Bulletin summarises the outcomes from the Energy Council meeting on 14 July 2017. The Information Bulletin draws on the meeting Communique as well as other published information.

While the commentary in the media for the meeting focussed on the Energy Council’s deliberations about the Finkel Review Blueprint, Ministers also discussed gas market reform, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Inquiry into Electricity Supply and Pricing and measures to support the development of Australia’s gas and minerals resources.

The full Information Bulletin briefing paper can be read here.