icon-electricity Electricity transmission code review 2021

  • Project Released: 22 Mar 2021
  • Project Closes: Jun 2021
  • Contact: Vashti Maher

Overview

The Commission has undertaken a review of the Electricity Transmission Code (Code). ElectraNet Pty Ltd (ElectraNet) is the monopoly provider of electricity transmission services in South Australia. The Code requires ElectraNet to comply with obligations relating to the quality, safety and reliability of electricity transmission services (including minimising supply interruptions and informing customers about planned outages), as a condition of its electricity transmission licence issued by the Commission.

 

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

The Commission has reviewed the Electricity Transmission Code (Code), an industry code pursuant to Part 3 of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002.

The Code applies to ElectraNet Pty Ltd (ElectraNet), the monopoly provider of electricity transmission services in South Australia. Under the Code, ElectraNet must comply with obligations relating to the quality, safety and reliability of electricitytransmission services (including minimising supply interruptions and informing customers about planned outages).

The Final Decision has been developed in consultation with ElectraNet and responds to issues it has raised. ElectraNet submitted that there had not been any material change in circumstances since the 2016 review that would warrant a full review of exit point reliability standards. Having considered the available evidence, the Commission’s Final Decision is that no changes to the current exit point reliability categories are required at this time. 

Accordingly, the Final Decision includes only minor amendments to the Code:

  • removing the Leigh Creek Coal exit point from the Code
  • clarifying the notification requirements in the Code in relation to unplanned interruptions, and
  • addressing minor spelling errors in the Code.

The Code amendments take effect from the date the Code is published in the Government Gazette.