Past Retail Licences, Notices and Amendments
Retail licences superseded by Retailer Authorisations under the National Retail Authorisation Framework
Essential Energy (formerly Country Energy)
Aurora Energy Pty Ltd (Retail)
Integral Energy Australia Surrenders its licence to retail electricity in Tasmania, effective 31 October 2008
The Regulator received notice, dated 20 October 2008, of the surrender of the Tasmanian Electricity Supply Industry Retail Licence held by Integral Energy Australia and requested that the surrender take effect on 31 October 2008.
Section 30 (2) of the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 requires that at least six months notice of the surrender be given to the Regulator. However, as Integral Energy Australia has not entered into a retail contract with any Tasmanian customers, an effective date of 31 October 2008 for the surrender of the retail licence was agreed.
The Hydro-Electric Corporation (now Hydro Tasmania) was the holder of a presumptive licence under the Electricity Supply Industry Restructuring (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Act 1995 for conducting:
- generation, transmission, distribution and retailing operations on mainland Tasmania; and
- generation, distribution, and retailing operations on the Bass Strait Islands.
In January 1997, Hydro Tasmania made a licence application for conducting these operations. Consequently, Hydro Tasmania's presumptive licence would continue until such time as a licence for these operations was issued to the company.
It is noted that following the disaggregation of Hydro-Electric Corporation, licences for transmission, distribution and retailing operations on mainland Tasmania were later granted to Transend Networks and Aurora Energy respectively.
In the meantime, Hydro Tasmania entered an interim agreement with the Regulator in 1999 concerning the relevant operations.
In 2004, Hydro Tasmania submitted another licence application relating only to its generation operations on mainland Tasmania. The Regulator granted a generation licence in accordance with the application and published a report detailing the process and the reasons for the decision.
Hydro Tasmania's presumptive licence was for its operations on the Bass Strait Islands continued to operate until a licence was issued by the Regulator in August 2013.