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
  • operation of a light rail transport.

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 utility's:

  • 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.

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 Examination All $220.00

For audit, inspection, or compliance activity in accordance with conditions of the operating certificate - per hour.

Apply Licence All $220.00

With assessment of regulatory plan - per hour.

Apply Licence All - Where no regulatory plan is required.
Apply Licence All $827.00 Annual fee.

Forms

Act(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Regulation 2017 ACT

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Email: environment@act.gov.au