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Investigations 1 and 2 on Vinalco Energy Pty Ltd

The Market Operator advised the ERA of two alleged breaches of the market rules by Vinalco Energy Pty Ltd on 23 June and 4 July 2014.

The ERA undertook an investigation into the alleged breaches. On 30 October 2015, the ERA completed its investigations and published its findings.

On 4 July 2014 and 18 August 2014 the ERA issued a notice to Vinalco advising it had commenced investigations into the alleged breaches (first investigation and second investigation).

On 30 October 2015, the ERA completed its investigations and published its findings in relation to the:

  • First Investigation into Vinalco Energy Pty Ltd pursuant to clause 2.16.9E of the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules and
  • Second Investigation into Vinalco Energy Pty Ltd pursuant to clause 2.16.9E of the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules.

The ERA's findings are provided below.

On 1 September 2017 the Electricity Review Board published its decision together with reasons in Application No 1 of 2016. Information is available on the Energy Dispute Arbitrator's website.

The ERA will not make further public comments about the pricing behaviour of Vinalco.

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Page last updated: 08 May 2018