NSW and Tasmanian electricity distributors pay $60 000 in penalties regarding their life support obligations

Sector: 
Category: 
Infringement notice
Release date: 
23 March 2015
Related provisions: 

Rule 125(2)(d) of the National Energy Retail Rules (NERR).

Outcome: 

Three infringement notices issued, one to each of Ausgrid, Essential and TasNetworks with a total infringement penalty of $60 000.

Overview

Three electricity distribution businesses, Essential Energy, Ausgrid, and TasNetworks, have paid penalties of $20 000 each, following the issuing of infringement notices by the AER in relation to incidents in which customers known to require life support equipment unexpectedly lost electricity supply.