Electricity Licences Issued

Licence Holder

Effective Date
Expiry Date
Effective Date of Last Amendment
Current Licence
Other relevant documents
Retail on the Bass Strait Islands
(Note: To retail electricity on Mainland Tasmania, a retailer must obtain a retailer authorisation from the Australian Energy Regulator)
Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)
28 August 2013
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  Hydro Bass Strait Islands Retail Licence August 2013   (299Kb)

Past Retail Licences, Notices and Amendments
Generation
Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)

(second licence relates only to operations
on the Bass Strait Islands)
26 November 2014
25 November 2024
  Hydro Notice of Amendment No 4 (3 May 2016)   (126Kb)

28 August 2013
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  Hydro BSI Generation Licence (August 2013)   (339Kb)​

Woolnorth Bluff Point Wind Farm Pty Ltd
27 May 2012
26 May 2022
  Bluff Point Notice of Amendment No 2 (27 June 2017)   (6Mb)

  Bluff Point Generation Licence (June 2017)   (751Kb)

Woolnorth Studland Bay Wind Farm Pty Ltd
13 January 2016
12 January 2026
  Studland Bay Notice of Amendment No 1 (27 June 2017)   (4Mb)

  Studland Bay Generation Licence (June 2017)   (347Kb)

LMS Energy Pty Ltd
24 January 2016
23 January 2026
  LMS Notice of Renewal (13 October 2015)   (491Kb)

  LMS Generation Licence (January 2016)   (231Kb)

AETV Pty Ltd
12 July 2017
11 July 2027
  AETV Notice of Renewal (29 May 2017)   (659Kb)

  AETV Generation Licence (July 2017)   (278Kb)

Musselroe Wind Farm Pty Ltd
2 August 2017
1 August 2027
  Musselroe Notice of Renewal (27 June 2017)   (675Kb)

  Musselroe Generation Licence August 2017   (1Mb)​

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd
1 January 2008
31 December 2017
  Tas Irrigation Notice of Amendment 3 (21 August 2013)   (117Kb)

  Tas Irrigation Generation Licence August 2013   (131Kb)

  Tas Irrigation Notice of Renewal (3 October 2017)   (498Kb)
  Tas Irrigation Generation Licence January 2018   (161Kb)
​G7 Generation Pty Ltd​25 September 2017​24 September 2027   G7 Generation Statement of Reasons (22 August 2017)   (702Kb)

  G7 Generation Licence September 2017   (167Kb)
Simplot Australia Pty Ltd
1 July 2012
30 June 2022
  Simplot Notice of Amendment No 1 (14 December 2012)   (178Kb)

  Simplot Generation licence December 2012   (130Kb)

Past Generation Licences, Notices and Amendments
Transmission
Tasmanian Networks
Pty Ltd
21 December 2008
20 December 2018
  TasNetworks Notice of Transfer No 1 (1 July 2014)   (249Kb)

  TasNetworks Transmission Licence (July 2014)   (205Kb)

Basslink Pty Ltd
1 August 2012
31 July 2022
  Basslink Notice of Amendment No 1 (14 December 2012)   (193Kb)

  Basslink Transmission Licence (December 2012)   (127Kb)​
Past Transmission Licences, Notices and Amendments
Distribution
Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
21 December 2008
20 December 2018
  TasNetworks Notice of Transfer 1 (1 July 2014)   (236Kb)

  TasNetworks Distribution Licence June 2014   (192Kb)

Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)
(Bass Strait Islands operations only)
28 August 2013
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  Hydro BSI Distribution Licence August 2013   (343Kb)​

Past Distribution Licences, Notices and Amendments



Presumptive Licence Holders

The Electricity Supply Industry Restructuring (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Act 1995 (ESIR Act) notes that industry participants at the time of commencement of that Act were presumed to have a licence under the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 (ESI Act) in order to operate.

A presumptive licence ended at the expiry of 6 months from the commencement of the ESIR Act unless the participant applied  for a licence under the ESI Act. If they applied within that time, the presumptive licence would remain effective pending the determination of the application.

In addition to applications by Transend Networks and Aurora Energy, a number of applications for licences were received from generators. Most of those generators are, by virtue of their capacity and the provisions of the Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 1996, exempt from the requirement to hold a licence. The following table lists the current presumptive licences under the ESIR Act.

Date/ACN/ABN
Name/Details
29 April 1997
004-456-035
Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd
Steam driven alternator boiler fuelled by waste furnace gas; 12.5MW maximum continuous rating; connection: permanent connection via circuit breaker to TEMCO 22kv distribution network within TEMCO plant; cogeneration.
No licence fee payable (exported to the grid once in the past).
2 May 1997
ABN: 73-328-550-841
Cape Barren Islanders Community Inc.
40kw-120v Butler Solar, 2xJohn Deere 90KVA diesel generators; connection: via - LV underground cable from power stations to T/F; supply and sale.
(184KW) - No licence fee payable.
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