Cova U application for electricity retailer and gas authorisations - request for submissions

On 19 December 2014, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) accepted an application from Cova U Pty Ltd (Cova U) for an electricity retailer authorisation and a gas retailer authorisation under the National Energy Retail Law.  We are now seeking submissions from interested stakeholders on Cova U's applications.

Invitation for submissions

We invite submissions from interested parties on the application by Friday 24 January 2014.

Submissions should be emailed “Attention: Jacqui Thorpe, Acting General Manager, Retail Markets Branch” at with the following title in the email: Cova U application for retailer authorisation OR Cova U application for gas authorisation

Alternatively, written submissions can also be sent to:

Ms Jacqui Thorpe
Acting General Manager—Retail Markets
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne VIC 3001

We will take into account submissions in deciding whether or not to grant Cova U's applications.

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: 
20 December 2013
AER reference: 
AC 112/13