Review of Queensland's energy legislation
Since Queensland's energy legislation was first introduced, the energy sector has undergone rapid and disruptive change. New technologies, services and business models are challenging how the electricity and gas supply industries should be regulated.
We are reviewing the Electricity Act 1994, the Gas Supply Act 2003 and the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006 to assess how well the legislation is functioning, and whether it is able to keep up with changes in the industry.
The legislation regulates the state’s electricity and gas supply industries including:
- who can generate and import electricity into the grid
- who can supply electricity and gas
- rights to install and maintain works on private and public lands
- technical requirements and standards
- dispute resolution arrangements
- emergency powers.
This review will be an opportunity for consumers, industry and government to work together to ensure the right regulatory framework is in place to best support Queensland's energy future.
A public consultation process to receive feedback on the Review of Queensland energy legislation: issues paper (PDF, 605.9KB) was held 8 May 2018 to 19 June 2018. This included a series of targeted stakeholder forums. Submissions and feedback received through the consultation process are currently being considered and will support the development of the consultation regulatory impact statement. This will be released for public consultation before the end of 2018.
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