Review of the Northern Territory’s electricity licensing regime

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The Utilities Commission of the Northern Territory is reviewing the licensing regime for the electricity supply industry in the Northern Territory.

The purpose of this review is to ‘modernise’ the licensing regime so that it accommodates the way that electricity is now being generated and delivered to customers, and continues to protect the interests of customers with respect to price, reliability and quality.

The first stage of this review focuses on the coverage, relevance and flexibility (scope and design) of the Territory’s electricity licensing regime, outlined in the attached issues paper.

The issues paper discusses the:

  • activities that should be subject to licensing given emerging technologies and business models;
  • framework for circumstances where an exemption rather than a licence would be more appropriate; and
  • conditions that should be placed on licensees and those who are exempted from the requirement to hold a licence.

Interested parties can provide feedback on the issues paper. There are 27 consultation questions to assist with your responses.

The consultation opens Friday 8 April 2022 and closes at 5pm on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Who should participate in the consultation?

The Utilities Commission would like to hear from you if you are:

  • existing or potential generation, network, retail or other supply industry licensees
  • a Territory-based consumer
  • an individual or business with any other interest in the review and licensing regime.

How do I provide feedback?

Download the 2022 Licensing Review Issues Paper

Please email your feedback to utilities.commission@nt.gov.au

Or by post to:

Utilities Commission GPO BOX 915 DARWIN NT 0801



The Utilities Commission of the Northern Territory is reviewing the licensing regime for the electricity supply industry in the Northern Territory.

The purpose of this review is to ‘modernise’ the licensing regime so that it accommodates the way that electricity is now being generated and delivered to customers, and continues to protect the interests of customers with respect to price, reliability and quality.

The first stage of this review focuses on the coverage, relevance and flexibility (scope and design) of the Territory’s electricity licensing regime, outlined in the attached issues paper.

The issues paper discusses the:

  • activities that should be subject to licensing given emerging technologies and business models;
  • framework for circumstances where an exemption rather than a licence would be more appropriate; and
  • conditions that should be placed on licensees and those who are exempted from the requirement to hold a licence.

Interested parties can provide feedback on the issues paper. There are 27 consultation questions to assist with your responses.

The consultation opens Friday 8 April 2022 and closes at 5pm on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Who should participate in the consultation?

The Utilities Commission would like to hear from you if you are:

  • existing or potential generation, network, retail or other supply industry licensees
  • a Territory-based consumer
  • an individual or business with any other interest in the review and licensing regime.

How do I provide feedback?

Download the 2022 Licensing Review Issues Paper

Please email your feedback to utilities.commission@nt.gov.au

Or by post to:

Utilities Commission GPO BOX 915 DARWIN NT 0801



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