In November 2000, the NSW Government transferred to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW responsibility for administering the licensing of NSW electricity distribution and retail businesses, and reporting on the extent of their compliance with licence conditions.

Formerly, the Ministry of Energy and Utilities administered the licensing of electricity businesses, and the Licence Compliance Advisory Board (LCAB) prepared annual licence compliance reports. The LCAB ceased to exist in February 2000 and thus did not complete its report on licence compliance during 1999/2000.