Under section 45 of the Electricity Reform Act, the Commission is required to undertake an annual review of, and report to the Minister on, the prospective trends in the capacity and reliability of the Territory's power system.

The Commission met this obligation from 2001 to 2016-17 by publishing an annual Power System Review to report on power system performance and capacity in the Northern Territory. The Review provided information and analysis of historical and forecast power system performance focusing on the previous financial year and the upcoming 10 years. The Review was prepared with the assistance and advice of participants in the electricity supply industry, other electricity industry stakeholders and consultant reports.

From 2017-18, the Commission’s obligations under section 45 of the ER Act will be met by three separate reports, namely:

 Annual Power System Review publications from 2001 to 2016-17: