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The Energy Market (EM) related systems and their underlying technologies are fundamental to the efficient and effective operation of the Australian energy markets. Ongoing Industry changes have highlighted the need for a Strategic (industry wide) plan to enable proactive and timely responses to EM requirements.

The Energy Market IT Steering Committee (EMITSC) is an energy industry committee that came into existence in mid 2007. The need for the committee was identified at an energy industry CIO forum to guide IT directions and investments across the energy markets of Australia.

The EMITSC is intended to assist in the development of energy industry (EM Wholesale, Retail and Network) systems, strategies, and standards as well as the development of a technology roadmap. The committee has nominated representatives from the ERAA, ENA, and NGF and covers gas and electricity wholesale and retail markets.

The EMITSC will do this through informed discussion and collaborative development in accordance with EMITSC Terms of Reference.

Working Groups

The Steering Committee does not replace technology or business specific committees or workgroups. The EM IT Steering Committee focus is on industry wide systems strategies and directions. EM Workgroups (existing and/or new) will progress directions in line with identified EM IT strategies.

Architectural Reference Models Working Group (ARMWG)

One of the focus areas of the Energy IT Strategy is to develop an Architecture Reference Model. As outlined in the EM IT Strategic Plan, the industry environment is dynamic and complex. The industry lacks agreed viewpoints on the information management framework that collectively we support.

Efficiently dealing with the issues requires a common view of the EM and a common set of representations (models). Such models will assist understanding the issues, facilitate collaborative initiatives and support future planning. Without such a common framework there is a risk of wasting significant time and energy as a result of misunderstandings due to the lack of a common shared point of view of the EM environment

The Business Function Model is the first step towards the complete architecture. Click here to read more about Energy Industry Business Function Model.

A Conceptual Data Model is the second step towards the complete architecture. Click here to read more about Energy Industry Conceptual Data Model.


Following are the other work/reference groups currently established:
  • Data Management Working Group
  • Security and Identity Management Working Group