The AEMC is a member of The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER), an international body representing over 200 regulatory authorities across six continents.
ICER’s aim is to improve policy makers’ awareness and understanding of energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental and market issues.
It also supports developing nations in their efforts to establish electricity markets and address issues in relation to the alleviation of energy poverty.
ICER delivers training and education in four key areas of work:
reliability and security of supply
the role of regulators in responding to climate change
competitiveness and affordability
the independence, powers, responsibilities, best practices and training of regulators.
Paul Smith, Chief Executive, is the AEMC’s representative on the ICER Steering Group. The ICER conveners wanted Australia to be represented because our energy market is well developed and our market governance framework is very different to those found elsewhere in the world. It is a model which is closely watched in international forums.
Click here to visit the ICER website.