Sector
Electricity
Segment
Distribution
Region
New South Wales
Covered by regulation
Yes

On 1 March 2011, Country Energy (network) was rebranded as Essential Energy as part of the NSW Government reforms.

Contact details

Electricity distribution network

Area served - Country & regional NSW, southern regional QLD

Contact details Telephone
Faults & emergencies 132 080
General inquiries 132 391

Decisions

NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap - contribution determination 2024−25

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
View our decision on the maximum amount electricity distributors can pass through to consumers in 2024-25 as costs for the NSW infrastructure roadmap.

Essential Energy - Ring-fencing waiver - training services

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Open
Essential Energy submitted a ring-fencing waiver application under clause 5.2 of the Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline.

Essential Energy - Ring-fencing waiver - November 2023

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Current
Essential Energy waiver for its Water supply business in regional NSW - November 2023

Essential Energy - Cost pass through - 2022 north coast flood event

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
On 30 March 2023, the AER released its determination on Essential Energy’s 2022 North Coast flooding cost pass through application.

NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap - Contribution determination 2023-24

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
View our decision on the maximum amount electricity distributors can pass through to consumers in 2023-24 as costs for the NSW infrastructure investment roadmap.

Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) via voltage management - Ring-fencing class waiver - December 2022

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Ring-fencing waiver (streamlined process) - August 2022

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Annual pricing 2022–23

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Cost pass through - critical infrastructure licence conditions

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Cost pass through - 2019–20 bushfires

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current

Central-West Orana - Renewable Energy Zone - Ring-fencing class waiver

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Open
A class waiver under the electricity distribution Ring-fencing Guideline enables DNSPs to potentially build and operate transmission infrastructure in a REZ.

Essential Energy Ring-fencing Training Waiver

Ring-fencing
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Annual pricing 2019-20

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy - Annual pricing 2018-19

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy - Annual pricing 2017-18

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy - Annual pricing 2016-17

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy - Cost pass through - extension of time limit to submit 2016 application

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current

Essential Energy - Annual pricing proposal 2015-16

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy - Annual pricing proposal 2014–15

Pricing proposals
Electricity
Historical

Essential Energy (Country Energy) - Determination 2009-14

Determinations
Electricity
Historical

Reports

Essential Energy - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2018-19

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Annual Ring-fencing Compliance Report 2017-18

Compliance reports
Electricity

Distribution performance data 2006-2017

Performance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Demand management incentive scheme report 2013-14

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Demand management incentive scheme report 2012-13

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Demand management incentive scheme report 2011-12

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Demand management incentive scheme report 2010-11

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Distribution Loss Factors 2012-13

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Demand management incentive scheme report 2009-10

Compliance reports
Electricity

Essential Energy - Distribution Loss Factors 2011-12

Compliance reports
Electricity

Country Energy (Essential Energy) - Distribution Loss Factors 2010-11

Compliance reports
Electricity