From 1 July 2012 energy retailers are authorised by the AER under the National Energy Retail Law. All energy supply licences were revoked on 1 July 2012 by section 403 of the National Energy Retail Law (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012.
Licence Application Package
To assist interested persons in preparing an application, the Commission has developed the following documents:
Application for a licence to provide electricity transmission services in the ACT
Utility Licence Application: TransGrid (ABN: 19 622 755 774)
On 7 January 2015, the Commission received an application for a utility licence from TransGrid to provide electricity transmission services in the ACT. TransGrid operated electricity transmission services in the ACT with an exemption from holding a utility licence (DI2012-267). The licence would bring TransGrid formally within the coverage of the Utilities Act 2000 and associated legislation.
The Commission provided notice of the application and invited submissions from interested parties. Submissions closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday 11 February 2015.
On Wednesday 24 February 2015, the Commission granted TransGrid a utility licence to provide electricity transmission services in the ACT. Public notice of the grant of licence was provided as per section 52(1)(a) of the Utilities Act 2000 (NI2015-87). The licence is available at this link.
Variation of ACTEW Corporation Limited's licence to provide water and sewerage services in the ACT
The water and sewerage services utility licence held by ACTEW Corporation has been varied under section 38 of the Utilities Act 2000 to give effect to the change in name of the corporation (ACN 069 381 960) from ACTEW Corporation Ltd to Icon Water Limited (the licensee).