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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

During Oct-Dec 2021, 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 Industry Disclosure Reports

As part of their commitment to the Energy Charter, Full Signatories  publicly disclose how they are delivering against the Energy Charter Principles and principles in action, including a maturity assessment against the Energy Charter Maturity Model, indicating where on the maturity scale they are, where they intend to progress to, over what period and how they plan to achieve this.

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 submitted on 30 September 2021. Following a review by the IAP, Industry Disclosures reports and interviews with CEOs of Energy Charter full signatories are available to download.

Stakeholder Forums 7-12 Oct

The 2021 IAP Stakeholder Forums were 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

The Panel welcomes feedback from customers, community representatives and other stakeholders about how Signatories are delivering on the Energy Charter Principles in their 2021 Disclosures. The Panel has called for submissions Have Your Say – Stakeholder Forums & Call for Submissions by Friday 6 November and these are now available to download. 

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.