This policy gives regulated energy businesses and other stakeholders information on our approach to compliance and enforcement in the Victorian energy market.
Energy Compliance and Enforcement Policy
- how we promote compliance with the Victorian energy industry legislation we administer
- when we may investigate and take enforcement action
- our reporting of compliance and enforcement.
Taking effect from 22 July 2016, the policy applies to our full suite of enforcement powers as updated by the following resources:
|Legislative resource||How this resource affected our regulatory role|
|Energy Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2015||
On 1 January 2016, the Act gave us:
|Essential Services Commission (Energy Industry Penalty Regime) Regulations 2016||The regulations commenced on 1 June 2016 and set out when we can issue penalty notices to energy businesses.|