Discussion paper

ACCC inquiry into retail electricity supply and pricing - issues paper

31 May 2017

The Inquiry follows recent work undertaken by a number of organisations – including the Australian Energy Market Commission, Energy Consumers Australia and the Grattan Institute – which highlighted recent electricity price increases on the East Coast of Australia. Similar issues were raised in submissions made to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market being chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO (the Finkel Review).

The ACCC invites written submissions in response to this Issues Paper. The ACCC would also welcome telephone conversations and comments at public forums. The ACCC will also directly contact some market participants to request specific information.