Architecture of the Energy Charter
To support the Energy Charter’s unique vision, Energy Charter representatives from across the supply chain collaborate through the following architecture using our agreed Ways of Working:
- The CEO Executive Council – made up of up to 6 CEOs that are representative across the supply chain. The CEO Executive Council meets quarterly to discuss Priority #BetterTogether initiatives and the strategic direction of the Energy Charter.
- The CEO Council – consists of all the CEOs across the Australian energy sector that have committed to the Energy Charter. The CEO Council meets twice yearly to discuss strategic matters aligned with the Energy Charter commitments and customer outcomes and provide guidance to the Industry Working Group.
In addition, working groups include the following:
- Industry Working Group – consists of senior representatives from each signatory and is currently chaired by Endeavour Energy and AGIG. The Industry Working Group collaborates together on high level Energy Charter related matters and progresses #BetterTogether collaboration. It works collaboratively with the End-User Consultative Group.
- Communications and Stakeholder Working Group – focuses on building the credibility and reputation of the Energy Charter and engagement with key stakeholders including end-users, government and regulators.
- Governance and Accountability Working Group – focuses on governance and financials for the Energy Charter.
- Measures, Metrics and Maturity Working Group – works collaboratively to develop insightful metrics and measures, the form of annual disclosures and the Maturity Model.
Energy Charter signatories regularly collaborate and engage with the End-User Consultative Group which is made up of close to 20 end-user representatives from across customer advocates, small business and large commercial and industrial customers. It is chaired by Independent Chair, Cath Smith.
The role of the End-User Consultative Group is to work collaboratively with the Energy Charter signatories to provide a barometer of consumer and community expectations. They assist in the strategic co-design of the #BetterTogether initiatives.