Environment and Energy
As the National Energy Market Operator and planner, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) plays an important role in supporting the industry to deliver a more integrated, secure, and cost effective national energy supply. AEMO operates the energy markets and systems and also delivers planning advice in eastern and south-eastern Australia. AEMO was previously the National Electricity Market Management Company and was renamed and restructured on 1 July 2009 to become the single, industry-funded, national energy market operator, following a decision by the Council of Australian Governments on 13 April 2007. AEMO assumed the functions of the previous National Electricity Market Management Company, the Victorian Energy Networks Corporation, the Electricity Supply Industry Planning Council, the Retail Energy Market Company, the Gas Market Company, and the Gas Retail Market Operator. The Commonwealth also subsequently became a member of AEMO. Australian Energy Market Operator (Transitional) Ltd (see following entry), of which the Commonwealth is also a member, was established solely for the purpose of actively managing the transition to the establishment of AEMO. Appointment by Ministerial Council on Energy.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    K. National Law Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Corporations Act 2001 / Company / Trust Deed / Partnership

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Classification

    C. Other

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

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