- distribute safe, sufficient, reliable and cost-competitive energy to consumers;
- have a significant role in the growing national energy market;
- encourage private investment in New South Wales;
- support, regulate and monitor the New South Wales energy industry.
The Department has strong relationships with the Commonwealth Government, other state and territory governments, energy industry participants and the community.
Ministerial media releases
The NSW Government has released an interim report that looks into the future electricity and energy needs of the Mid North Coast.
NSW Trade & Investment is beginning the final round of consultation on regulations to implement the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF).
The NSW Government introduced the new $75 Family Energy Rebate from 1 July 2012. NSW electricity account holders may be eligible for the Family Energy Rebate if they received and were assessed as eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Family Tax Benefit A or B.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has released its final report on the average prices that regulated electricity retailers in NSW can charge small customers (households and businesses consuming less than 160 megawatt hours per year) from 1 July 2012.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has released an Information Paper on the average prices that regulated gas retailers in NSW can charge small customers (households and businesses consuming less than 1 terajoule of gas per year) from 1 July 2012.
Information about changes to the NSW electricity distribution network.
Latest information on small scale renwable energy systems.
The Government has introduced some important changes to the scheme for customer contestable services.