Regulated Utility Service Operating Certificate - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this certificate if you provide, or propose to provide, a regulated utility service, but are not required to be licensed under legislation. A regulated utility service includes:

  • small or medium scale electrical generation
  • the supply of electricity from an electricity network to premises
  • the supply of gas from a gas network to premises
  • owning, leasing or subleasing a registrable dam
  • the provision of a district energy service.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An unlicensed regulated utility must apply to the technical regulator for an operating certificate. An application must include information about the utilities:

  • Capacity to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of regulated utility services.
  • Promotion of the long-term serviceability of regulated utility networks and regulated utility services.
  • Promotion of design integrity and functionality of regulated utility networks.
  • Capacity to ensure the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of regulated utility networks and regulated utility services to protect the following: the public, people working on regulated utility networks and regulated utility services, property near regulated utility networks and regulated utility services, and the environment.

The technical regulator may revoke an operating certificate if the technical regulator is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

  • a condition of the operating certificate is not being complied with; or
  • the unlicensed regulated utility is providing a regulated utility service in contravention of legislation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The licensee is required to comply with each of the following:

  • any legislative requirements
  • each industry code that applies to the utility
  • each technical code that applies to the utility
  • a technical regulators direction given under law that applies to the utility

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

An operating certificate is in force for the term stated in the certificate.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Grant of operating certificate with assessment of regulatory plan (per hour and rounded up to the nearest full hour).

Vary Miscellaneous All $750.00

Annual fee for review of reports showing compliance with conditions of the operating certificate.

Vary Miscellaneous All $200.00

Cost recovery fee for audit, inspection, or compliance activity in accordance with conditions of the operating certificate (fee per hour and rounded up to the nearest full hour).

Forms

Act(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Dickson
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory
Australia
Phone: 02 62071923
Phone: 132281
Email: environment@act.gov.au