To streamline obligations for electricity transmission companies operating in Victoria, we are proposing to revoke the Electricity System Code.
Revoking the Electricity System Code
Draft decision released28 September 2023
Consultation closes5pm 9 November 2023
Final decision releasedDecember 2023
As part of our objective to streamline and update regulatory frameworks, we are currently reviewing the Electricity System Code. Established in 2000, the code contains obligations relating to Victorian electricity transmission and distribution businesses.
We are proposing to revoke the Electricity System Code as we consider it is no longer a relevant regulatory instrument, given that transmission and distribution business are now primarily regulated through the national energy framework – the National Electricity Rules and National Electricity Law, which are administered by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
As part of our review, we also plan to update existing transmission licences to reflect the revocation of the code and ensure consistency across transmission licences.
Have your say
You can provide your feedback by responding to the survey on Engage Victoria or by making general comments over email, mail or phone.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Essential Services Commission, Level 8, 570 Burke Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
- Phone: +61 3 9032 6290
We are also open to meeting with you to discuss specific feedback and encourage you to get in touch to discuss this option.
Consultation closes 5pm 9 November 2023.
We will continue to proactively engage with the community as this review progresses.
Stakeholder feedback will inform our final decision which is expected to be published by the end of December 2023.