The AER is currently seeking expressions of interest (EoIs) from retailers to be appointed as default retailers for:
- electricity customers in South Australia, for all transmission node identities (TNIs) in that state, including any directly connected electricity transmission customers, customers connected to the electricity distribution system of SA Power Networks and customers in Cockburn connected to the electricity distribution system of Essential Energy, and/or
- gas customers in South Australia connected to the Australian Gas Networks gas distribution system.
Retailers may express interest in being a default retailer for electricity, gas, or both fuels. Appointment as an electricity and/or gas default retailer in South Australia will be for a period of three years, from 1 February 2016 until 31 January 2019.
To appoint a default retailer, the AER must ensure that a retailer meets all of the retailer criteria set out in s. 123 of the National Energy Retail Law. These include that the retailer has the necessary financial and technical capacity, and is a suitable person, to be appointed as a default retailer.
Further information about the process is outlined on the Expressions of Interest web page.
Should you wish to be considered as a default retailer for gas and/or electricity in South Australia, please submit an EoI in the required form by close of business on Monday 21 September 2015. EoIs can be submitted by emailing [email protected] with ‘Default RoLR EoI’ in the subject line.