Cowell Electric Supply Pty Ltd granted individual exemption for the sale and distribution of electricity at Iron Knob and Pimba

On 26 September 2019, the AER approved Cowell Electric Supply Pty Ltd's applications for:

  • an individual exemption from the requirement to hold a retailer authorisation under the National Energy Retail Law
  • an individual exemption from the requirement to register as a network service provider and the operation of Chapter 5 of the National Electricity Rules.

The Cowell Electric Supply Pty Ltd exemptions relate to the sale and distribution of electricity for the South Australian townships of Iron Knob and Pimba.

Background

On 2 July 2019, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) accepted an application from Cowell Electric Supply Pty Ltd for an individual exemption from the requirement to hold a retailer authorisation under the National Energy Retail Law to sell energy at Iron Knob and Pimba.

The AER also accepted an application from Cowell Electric Supply Pty Ltd for an exemption from the requirement to register as a network service provider and the operation of Chapter 5 of the National Electricity Rules.

The AER sought submissions from interested stakeholders. Submissions closed on 31 July 2019. Two submissions were received.

Sector: 
Issued date: 
25 October 2019
AER reference: 
AC 148/19
Contact: 
General enquiries - Exemptions AERExemptions@aer.gov.au