Electricity licensee information overview

This page provides information for electricity licensees on the conditions that apply to licenced operations. This includes requirements in the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act), regulations, retail licence, codes and guidelines. 

The Electricity Act establishes the regulatory framework for the electricity industry covering economic regulation, technical regulation and customer complaint handling. The electricity supply industry is declared to be a regulated industry for the purpose of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (ESC Act). The ESC Act provides the Essential Services Commission (Commission) with broad regulatory powers in relation to regulated industries including price setting, licensing, compliance monitoring and enforcement, making of codes and rules and performance monitoring.

The Commission regulates entities providing the following electricity industry operations in South Australia:

  • electricity distribution 
  • electricity transmission 
  • system control 
  • generation, and
  • small-scale electricity networks.

Please refer to the following pages for information specific to generation and/or small-scale electricity networks. 

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Small-scale electricity networks


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