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Electricity Licences Issued
Licence Holder
Effective Date
Expiry Date
Effective Date of Last Amendment
Current Licence
Other relevant documents
Retail on the Bass Strait Islands
(Note: To retail electricity on Mainland Tasmania, a retailer must obtain a retailer authorisation from the Australian Energy Regulator)
Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)
28 August 2013
Past Retail Licences, Notices and Amendments
Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)

(second licence relates only to operations
on the Bass Strait Islands)
26 November 2014
25 November 2024
28 August 2013
Woolnorth Bluff Point Wind Farm Pty Ltd
27 May 2012
26 May 2022
Woolnorth Studland Bay Wind Farm Pty Ltd
13 January 2016
12 January 2026
LMS Energy Pty Ltd
24 January 2016
23 January 2026
13 October 2015
PDF icon Notice of Renewal
AETV Pty Ltd
12 July 2017
11 July 2027
29 May 2017
PDF icon Notice of Renewal
Musselroe Wind Farm Pty Ltd
2 August 2017
1 August 2027
27 June 2017
PDF icon Notice of Renewal
Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd
1 January 2008
31 December 2017
Simplot Australia Pty Ltd
1 July 2012
30 June 2022
14 December 2012
PDF icon Notice of Amendment No. 1
Past Generation Licences, Notices and Amendments
Tasmanian Networks
Pty Ltd
21 December 2008
20 December 2018
Basslink Pty Ltd
1 August 2012
31 July 2022
14 December 2012
PDF icon Notice of Amendment No. 1
Past Transmission Licences, Notices and Amendments
Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
21 December 2008
20 December 2018
Hydro Electric Corporation (Hydro Tasmania)
(Bass Strait Islands operations only)
28 August 2013
Past Distribution Licences, Notices and Amendments

Presumptive Licence Holders

Under the provisions of the Electricity Supply Industry Restructuring (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Act 1995 (ESIR Act), industry participants at the time of commencement of that Act were presumed to have a licence under the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 (ESI Act) to undertake the activities in which they were lawfully engaged immediately prior to the commencement of the ESIR Act. A presumptive licence was to terminate at the expiry of 6 months from the commencement of the ESIR Act unless an application for a licence under the ESI Act was made. If an application were made within that time, the presumptive licence would remain in effect pending the determination of the application.

In addition to the applications by Transend Networks and Aurora Energy, a number of applications for licences were received from generators. Most of those generators are, by virtue of their capacity and the provisions of the Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 1996, exempt from the requirement to hold a licence. The following table lists the current presumptive licences under the ESIR Act.

29 April 1997
Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd
Steam driven alternator boiler fuelled by waste furnace gas; 12.5MW maximum continuous rating; connection: permanent connection via circuit breaker to TEMCO 22kv distribution network within TEMCO plant; cogeneration.
No licence fee payable (exported to the grid once in the past).
2 May 1997
ABN: 73-328-550-841
Cape Barren Islanders Community Inc.
40kw-120v Butler Solar, 2xJohn Dear 90KVA diesel generators; connection: via – LV underground cable from power stations to T/F; supply and sale.
(184KW) - No licence fee payable.

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