Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is a constituent part of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It was established under Part IIIAA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and operates as a separate legal entity.

The AER regulates the wholesale electricity market and is responsible for the economic regulation of the electricity transmission and distribution networks in the national electricity market (NEM). The AER is also responsible for the economic regulation of gas transmission and distribution networks and enforcing the national gas law and national gas rules in all jurisdictions except Western Australia.

For more information about the AER and their role, see their website: www.aer.gov.au