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
complying with employment guarantees requirements (for privatised and partly privatised networks)
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, and
ensure the maintenance of employment conditions for employees of the leased network operators.
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.
NSW Public Lighting Code Compliance Report
NSW Public Lighting Code Reporting Template
Dependent on the type of report (information in the reporting manual)
a Some of these dates are at the Tribunal’s discretion and may be changed from time to time.