Electricity network operators have the prime responsibility for meeting their statutory obligations, including:

  • complying with the conditions of their electricity networks licensing regime
  • taking all reasonable steps to operate safe electricity networks and complying with specific safety and reliability obligations

IPART’s role is to hold ENOs accountable for meeting their obligations by developing and implementing an effective risk based compliance and enforcement framework.

We require self-reporting as part of our regulatory framework

Network operators are required to self-report to us on their performance and compliance. This is used in addition to our auditing framework.

The information gathered through reporting allows IPART to:

  • determine whether ENOs are consistently and effectively meeting statutory obligations
  • identify immediate risks
  • identify trends that signify emerging issues across the industry with a view to developing safety measures or supporting industry safety initiatives where appropriate.

Reporting Manuals provide the timing and information requirements

Reporting can be quarterly, annual, or in some cases, soon after a particular event or non-compliance occurs. The amount of information we collect varies depending on the area of regulation and, in the case of a breach, the severity of that breach.

Reporting Manuals for each compliance area are available via the links in the left hand column of the Details of Reporting Requirements table found below. They each provide more details on the specific reporting requirements. The table provides guidance on the timing of reporting and which network operators are affected by the requirements of each area.

We review our Reporting Manuals from time to time

From time to time we may review a Reporting Manual and consult on the changes. We will publish the document on our website and seek submissions.

Details of Reporting Requirements

Compliance Area – Reporting Manual

Report due to IPARTa

Reporting period

 

Is an audit report required?a

Affected network operators

NSW Public Lighting Code Compliance Reporting

NSW Public Lighting Code Reporting Template

Dependent on the type of report (information in the reporting manual) Dependent on the type of report (information in the reporting manual) To be advised
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Essential Energy
Incident Reporting June 2023 Ongoing – more information in the reporting manual. Applicable to all incidents including serious breaches of the NSW Code of Practice for Authorised Network Operators. Report on individual significant incidents No All electricity network operators with assets in NSW
Safety management system performance measurement 31 October, annually 1 July to 30 June for safety performance, and 1 Oct to 30 Sept for bushfire preparedness No, except at IPART's discretion. All electricity network operators with assets in NSW
Compliance with critical infrastructure licence conditions 30 September The preceding financial year Yes
  • TransGrid
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour

Distribution reliability and performance reporting (June 2021) 

Note: this reporting manual is to be replaced by the May 2024 reporting manual from 1 July 2024.

31 October

31 January

30 April

31 July

The preceding quarter Yes, by 30 Sept. for preceding financial year
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour
  • Essential

Distribution reliability and performance reporting

Note: this reporting manual is effective 1 July 2024

31 August
 
The preceding financial year 2024-25 financial year and subsequent years at IPART's discretion.
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour
  • Essential
Annual Compliance Reporting 31 August The preceding financial year No, except at IPART’s discretion.
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour
  • Essential
  • TransGrid
Transmission reliability standard - Annual reporting and additional information requirements 31 August Report on compliance for the previous financial year No, except at IPART’s discretion.
  • TransGrid
Transmission reliability standard -Reliability - Reliability standard reset reporting 31 August Only required in the first financial year after any revision of the Transmission Reliability and Performance Standard No, except at IPART's discretion.
  • TransGrid
Distribution Districts 31 August The preceding financial year No, except at IPART’s discretion.
  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour
  • Essential

a Some of these dates are at the Tribunal’s discretion and may be changed from time to time.