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The Commission administers and enforces the Electricity Industry Act 2000 and Gas Industry Act 2001. The objectives of the Commission under these Acts are to promote the development of full retail competition, promote customer protections, and where practical, promote a consistent regulatory approach to gas and electricity.

The Commission is established under the Essential Services Commission Act 2001. In performing the functions and exercising the powers given to the Commission by the industry legislation, this Act requires the Commission to incentivise efficiency and promote the long term interests of consumers.

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