You will require this special approval if you intend to perform activities specified by an authority, which may be any of the activities normally authorised by a generation, transmission or distribution authority.
Special approval grants you approval to conduct activities specified by an authority without gaining the authority.
A special approval holder is a person who has special approval.
Generally, special approvals are granted when special circumstances apply such that authorisation of the activities by a generation, transmission or distribution authority, as the case may be, is not appropriate. For example, a special approval may allow the operator of an island resort, which is generating its own electricity and operating its own supply network within the resort, to perform those generation and distribution activities.