AER publishes draft decision on South Stradbroke Utilities Pty Ltd's application for individual exemption - request for submissions

On 9 October 2020, the AER published its draft decision on South Stradbroke Utilities Pty Ltd's application for an individual exemption from the requirement to hold a retailer authorisation under the National Energy Retail Law to sell energy at Couran Cove Resort, South Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Invitation for submissions

We are now seeking submissions from interested stakeholders on the AER's draft decision by 10 November 2020.

Submissions should be emailed "Attention: Arek Gulbenkoglu, General Manager, Consumer and Markets Branch" at with the following title in the email: South Stradbroke Utilities Pty Ltd - draft decision on application for an individual exemption.

Alternatively, written submissions can be sent to:

Mr Arek Gulbenkoglu
General Manager, Consumers and Markets
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne VIC 3001

We will take into account submissions in deciding whether or not to grant South Stradbroke Utilities Pty Ltd's application and the conditions that may apply.

The AER prefers that all submissions be sent in an electronic format in Microsoft Word or other text readable document form and publicly available, to facilitate an informed, transparent and robust consultation process. Accordingly, submissions will be treated as public documents and posted on the AER's website, unless prior arrangements are made with the AER to treat the submission, or portions of it, as confidential. Those wishing to submit confidential information are requested to:

  • clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim; and
  • provide a non-confidential version of the submission.
Issued date: 
9 October 2020
AER reference: 
AC 135/20
General enquiries - Exemptions