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Energy markets, regulation and legislation

Energy markets

The National Electricity Market (NEM) is a wholesale market for the supply of electricity from generators to market customers (such as retailers).

National Energy Customer Framework

The NECF is designed to provide a single, simplified, national regulatory regime intended to deliver efficiencies in terms of regulatory certainty, reduced compliance costs, and competitive benefits to consumers

Tasmanian legislation

Please note some of the Acts and Regulations listed below are not administered by the Department of State Growth but are administered in whole or part by other Tasmanian Government departments.

Tasmanian Energy Ombudsman

The Energy Ombudsman provides a dispute resolution service for electricity and natural gas customers in Tasmania who have been unable to resolve a complaint with their energy retailer or distributor

Tasmania Economic Regulator

The Tasmanian Economic Regulator (the Regulator) was established on 1 June 2012 under the Economic Regulator Act 2009, and replaced the statutory positions of Electricity Regulator, Director of Gas, Government Prices Oversight Commission, and Water and Sewerage Economic Regulator. The Regulator is independent of the Tasmanian Government.