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The Energy Charter Independent Accountability Panel is the accountability mechanism underpinning the Energy Charter. Our role is to constructively evaluate individual performance of the energy businesses that sign up to the Energy Charter and the whole energy sector over time against the Principles in the Energy Charter. 

Our Panel

The 2020-2022 Independent Accountability Panel reviews Energy Charter signatories’ annual disclosures, interviews the CEOs and engages with key stakeholders through forums and submissions to produce an annual Independent Accountability Panel Report focused on encouraging continuous improvement in the energy sector. 

Clare Petre

Panel Chair

Cassandra Goldie

Panel Member - Consumer representative

Andrew Richards

Panel Member - Commercial and Industrial end-user representative

2021 Process Guide to Signatories

This resource is to be used as a guide for Energy Charter Full Signatories engaging in the Independent Accountability Process. It includes key information about the 2021 IAP process including disclosure documents, public consultation, IAP final report and CEO Council review.

IAP Process

Industry Disclosures

Energy Charter Signatories report on progress and continuous improvement against the Principles of the Energy Charter through a Disclosure report due by 5pm on 30 September 2021. After a review by the IAP, Industry Disclosures will be published on Friday 1 October 2021. Interviews with CEOs of Energy Charter signatories will follow in October.

Stakeholder Forums 7-12 Oct

The 2021 IAP Stakeholder Forums will be held across the country as part of the public consultation process.

TAS – 7 October, 9.30 – 11AM (AEDT)
WA – 7 October, 11.30-1PM (AWST)
SA – 7 October, 11.30 – 1PM (ACDT)
NSW/ACT – 12 October, 9 – 10.30AM (AEDT)
VIC – 12 October, 11.30-1PM (AEDT)
QLD – 12 October, 2.30 – 4PM (AEST)

Public Submissions

Public submissions enable customer and other stakeholders to feedback on Industry Disclosure reports about Signatory progress on delivering against the Energy Charter Principles. On 4 October, the IAP will publish an Issues Paper on its website calling for public submissions. Submissions will be due by 5pm on 29 October 2021 by email to 

Contact Us

Customers and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the Disclosure reports by attending one of the Stakeholder Forums to be held October 7-12 2021 or by writing a submission to the Independent Accountability Panel by email.