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Energy markets, regulation and legislation

National governance

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council has overarching policy responsibility for Australian electricity and gas markets, ensuring energy security, promoting energy efficiency and energy productivity, and facilitating economic and competitive energy resource development.

The Tasmanian Minister for Energy is a member of the COAG Energy Council.

Energy markets

Tasmania is part of the National Electricity Market (NEM) which governs the supply of electricity from generators to consumers.

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.