About US

TOGETHER, creating a better energy future for all Australians

We are the Energy Charter: a unique CEO-led collaboration of like-minded energy organisations with a shared purpose and passion for customers and communities.

Our purpose is to empower one another across the energy supply chain to deliver better energy outcomes for customers and communities. Our vision is that together, we can create a better energy future for all Australians.

For us, the opportunity is to keep humans at the centre of the design and delivery of energy solutions; to navigate the changing needs of customers and communities as we transform to a cleaner energy future.

There really is no other collaboration like us; and the work we do, together, has never been more important than it is today. 

We are #BetterTogether.

Sean Mc Goldrick

It’s clear we are well and truly in the most significant period of change our industry has faced for decades. Our challenge is to deliver on what our customers and communities value most, while enabling the transition to a clean energy future. Together, we have a unique opportunity to ensure that the energy transition is delivered in a way that benefits customers and communities, not leaves them behind.

Seán Mc Goldrick

CEO Council Chair 2024 + CEO TasNetworks

Better Practice Renewables and Biodiversity

Opportunities for Collaboration Guide

We are thrilled to launch the Better Practice Renewables and Biodiversity: Opportunities for Collaboration Guide, which showcases several environmental interventions at every stage of renewable energy project development, from energy system design to end-of-life. It outlines some of what is possible through case studies and identifies opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.

Following a series of environment and energy cross-sector workshops in Queensland hosted by RE-Alliance, the Energy Charter and Powerlink Queensland, the Better Practice Guide was developed with over 30 collaborators from the environmental and energy sectors.

Concessions Awareness and Engagement Campaign

Ongoing energy concessions can reduce electricity and gas bills. Today, many people are facing increasing energy prices and other cost-of-living pressures; however, around 40% of people who are eligible for ongoing concessions are not taking them up.

So, how do you get what’s yours?

Landholder + Community Social Licence

The #BetterTogether Landholder + Community Social Licence initiative focuses on social licence issues associated with the energy transition. With the accelerating pace of the energy transition and the need to ensure that nobody is left behind, we are collaborating with the Ag Energy Taskforce and other community representatives on a range of social licence initiatives.

Knock to Stay Connected Customer Code

The Knock to Stay Connected Customer Code aims to keep customers connected by introducing a knock on the door to deliver them information when their energy is at risk of disconnection through not paying their energy bill.

Energy Charter Accountability

Every year Full Energy Charter Signatories publicly disclose against each of the Energy Charter’s five principles, including how previous commitments have been met, self-assessed maturity and how they will continue to improve for customers and communities. CEOs also meet face-to-face with customer and community representatives to discuss how they can do better. 

Better Practice Renewables and Biodiversity: Opportunities for Collaboration Guide

Following a series of environment and energy cross-sector workshops in Queensland hosted by RE-Alliance, the Energy Charter and Powerlink Queensland, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Better
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Resilience CoP February 2024 - Long-term customer experience

Resilience Community of Practice – Natural disasters, the long-term customer experience

Australia is in the midst of a summer of extreme weather events – cyclones, monsoons, flooding, bushfires. The immediate response to these events is extensive, garnering a combined reaction from
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February News Update - Seán Mc Goldrick

February 2024 News Update

Today, Energy Charter Signatories welcome Seán Mc Goldrick, CEO of Tasmania’s electricity transmission and distribution network TasNetworks, as the new Chair of the CEO Council for 2024. Read the Media Release
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