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Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

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Title

Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

Other title

Tabled paper 1571

Collection

Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2015-11-19

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Deemed

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01590

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273186

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/799701

Page content

21 As at 30 June 2015, the following exemptions were current: an exemption from the requirement to hold a licence with respect to its electricity operations in the township of Nhulunbuy and at the mine, issued to Pacific Aluminium Pty Ltd; and an exemption from the need to hold a licence as defined by the general small scale renewable energy operations exemption, issued to GPT and Innogen. Application for New Licences In May 2014, the Commission received an application from Northern Power for a standard generation licence in accordance with section 21 of the Electricity Reform Act. As at 30 June 2015, Northern Powers application was pending further information to be provided by the applicant. In May 2014, the Commission received an application to sell electricity from Rimfire in accordance with Part 3 of the Electricity Reform Act. A licence was issued to Rimfire in August 2014. On 11 December 2014, the Commission received applications for retail and standard generation licences from EDL. As at 30 June 2015, the licence applications were approved pending network access agreement finalisation. Consistent with good regulatory practice, the Commission seeks comments on licence applications from market participants and relevant stakeholders as part of its consideration process of the applications. Request for Licence Exemptions The Commission received a formal request for a licence exemption from GPT and Innogen in May 2014. On 10 October 2014, having assessed the application and applicable requirements of the Electricity Reform Act and Electricity Reform (Administration) Regulations, and with the approval of the Minister, the Commission granted a licence exemption to GPT and Innogen. The Commission continued to provide advice to potential market participants on licencing requirements and processes in accordance with the Electricity Reform Act and Electricity Reform (Administration) Regulations.