Electricity - Distribution
NOTE: From 1 July 2010 most regulatory responsibilities in relation to electricity distribution transferred to the Australian Energy Regulator.
Publications previously released by the Authority are available from the Archive section but no longer have any application to distribution businesses in Queensland.
The Authority’s remaining responsibilities in relation to electricity distribution are limited to those set out in the Electricity Industry Code.
The Queensland electricity supply industry currently comprises:
- generators, which compete and operate independently - there are three publicly owned generators ( Tarong Energy, Stanwell & CS Energy) and several privately owned generators;
- Powerlink Queensland, which owns and maintains the high voltage transmission grid;
- two distribution businesses - Energex and Ergon Energy have an effective monopoly over the distribution network within their regions;
- Ergon Energy Queensland - a subsidiary of Ergon Energy, which provides retail services to non-market customers that have not entered a negotiated contract; and
- independent retailers.