Exempt sellers are persons, businesses or other
entities that buy electricity from an energy retailer and then resell (or
onsell) that electricity to another person or business. Exempt sellers may
include people or businesses:
- that sell energy incidentally (e.g. where a
shopping centre owner rents a shopfront to tenants and also sells them essential
services such as energy;
- selling energy at no profit or as a community
- who sell at one site or to a defined group of
customers, and who have no intention of expanding the energy selling component
of their business.
Onselling often occurs in privately owned embedded
networks, such as caravan parks, shopping centres, retirement villages, office
buildings and apartment buildings.
Generally, onsellers require a retail exemption
from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
For information on electricity onselling, please
visit the Australian Energy Regulator or contact
the ACCC’s Info Centre on 1300 302 502.
South Australian Small Business Commissioner’s inquiry into inset (or
embedded) electricity networks
The Small Business Commissioner and the Deputy
Small Business Commissioner is currently undertaking an Inquiry into Inset
Electricity Networks that operate in Shopping Centres, Office or Commercial
buildings and Industrial Parks.
For information on this Inquiry, including how to