We are reviewing electricity and gas retail licences following recent legislative reforms and to promote consistency
Energy retail licence review
Context for this review
In 2021 we foreshadowed with stakeholders that a process would be undertaken to review and update all Victorian energy retail licences. We are now getting that process underway.
We have written to each retailer with a proposal to vary their licences. The changes we are proposing to the licences are predominantly administrative in nature and proposed for one of three reasons:
- to reflect recent changes to the regulation of energy in Victoria, including the passing of the Essential Services Commission (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Amendment Bill 2021, which requires consequential changes to Victorian energy retail licences
- to improve consistency by removing variation that has arisen in licence conditions by reason of there being amendment to standard licence conditions over time that have not been applied to existing licensees, and
- to remove licence conditions that are no longer required or to promote consistency, where appropriate.
Feedback on the consultation
On 31 January 2022 we wrote to all energy retail licensees with a proposal to vary retail licences. We requested a response to that proposal by 15 March 2022.
We appreciate the engagement by retailers in this process. Having considered the feedback, we have now written to retailers with a further variation proposal responding to the feedback that was received. We have requested a response from retailers to that proposal by 25 May 2022.
We are also happy to receive feedback from other stakeholders in relation to this proposal. All feedback should be sent to email@example.com (with 'Retail licence review' in the subject line) by 25 May 2022.
Consultation documents (first consultation)
Between 31 January 2022 and 15 March 2022, we invited feedback on proposed variations to energy retail licences.
Submissions (first consultation)
Consultation documents (second consultation)
Having considered the feedback to the first consultation, we are now consulting on a further variation proposal. All feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (with 'Retail licence review' in the subject line) by 25 May 2022.