The Electricity Industry Act 2004 requires the Economic Regulation Authority to report annually to the Minister for Energy on the operation of the electricity scheme and licensees’ compliance with the scheme.
- identify opportunities for beneficial reform of the licensing scheme
- provide an overview of the ERA’s licensing activities during the year
- present data on the ERA’s annual costs to carry out its licensing functions
- provide an overview of licensees’ compliance with the scheme during the year.
Every year the ERA publishes energy data reports using data provided by licensees, which examine the trends in energy markets and indicators of performance of electricity distributors and retailers who supply small use customers (who consume less than 160MWh of electricity per annum) in Western Australia.
The purpose of the reports are to bring transparency and accountability of electricity distribution and retail businesses that supply small use customers.