AEMO has the same meaning as it has in Part 8A.
approved electricity industry ombudsman scheme means a scheme approved under section 96B.
authorised electrician has the same meaning as it has in the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004.
authorised officer means an authorised officer appointed under section 94.
complying generator—see section 15A (2).
corrosion protection system means any appliances, wires, fittings or other apparatus designed, intended or used for the protection, by means of electrical currents, of metallic structures in contact with land, including water, from external corrosion and includes cathodic protection systems, drainage bonds, boosted drainage bonds and cross bonds.
council means the council of a local government area.
customer means a wholesale customer or a retail customer.
customer connection contract means a standard form customer connection contract or a negotiated customer connection contract.
customer connection services means any of the following services:
(a) the connection of any premises to a distribution network service provider’s distribution system,
(b) an increase in the maximum capacity of any premises’ existing connection to a distribution network service provider’s distribution system,
(c) the maintenance of the capability for electricity to be supplied to or received from any premises from a distribution network service provider’s distribution system,and includes services of a kind prescribed by the regulations as being within this definition, but does not include services of a kind prescribed by the regulations as not being within this definition.
customer consultative group means a customer consultative group referred to in section 89.
customer supply contract means a standard form customer supply contract or a negotiated customer supply contract.
Department means the Department of Industry and Investment.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department.
distribution district of a distribution network service provider specified in Schedule 3 means the distribution district described in that Schedule in relation to the service provider.
distribution network service provider means a person who owns or controls a distribution system.
distribution network service provider’s licence means a licence referred to in section 14.
distribution system means the electricity power lines and associated equipment and electricity structures that are used to convey and control the conveyance of electricity:
(a) to the premises of wholesale and retail customers, up to the point of supply in relation to the premises (which may or may not be situated on the building or land comprising the premises), or
(a1) from the premises of small retail customers that have a complying generator installed and connected from the point of supply to the premises, or
(b) to, from and along the rail network electricity system,but does not include a transmission system or any lines, equipment and structures prescribed by the regulations.
electrical installation means the electrical wiring and associated equipment that are used to convey and control the conveyance of electricity within premises to which electricity is supplied from a distribution system, but does not include anything connected to and extending or situated beyond an electrical outlet socket.
electrical wiring work has the same meaning as it has in the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004.
electricity delivery equipment means any machinery, apparatus, appliances, material or other equipment used or intended to be used by any network operator or retail supplier for or in connection with the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity.
electricity generator means a person who owns or controls a generating system.
electricity network services means transmission services, and distribution services, within the meaning of the National Electricity Code that are regulated under Chapters 6 and 9 of that Code.
electricity structure means any structure (other than a building) that is used to carry overhead lines or associated equipment, and includes any structure that is used for the purposes of street lighting.
Electricity Tariff Equalisation Fund means the Fund constituted under section 43EN.
Electricity Tariff Equalisation Ministerial Corporation means the Corporation of that name constituted under section 43EM.
electricity works means any electricity power lines or associated equipment or electricity structures that form part of a transmission or distribution system.
exercise a function includes perform a duty.
financial year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 July.
function includes a power, authority or duty.
generating system means the electrical equipment and associated electricity structures that are used to generate electricity for supply to a transmission or distribution system but, subject to the regulations, does not include a complying generator.
health care professional means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
inspector means any person appointed under section 63M by the Director-General as an inspector for the purposes of the provision in which the expression is used.
interstate wholesale market agreement means any arrangement, agreement or understanding entered into or agreed between the Market and System Operator and an interstate wholesale market operator for the operation of a wholesale market for electricity within New South Wales and some other State or Territory.
interstate wholesale market operator means an interstate body that operates a wholesale market for electricity in some other State or Territory.
licence means a distribution network service provider’s licence or a retail supplier’s licence.
National Electricity Code means the National Electricity Code, as in force from time to time, referred to in the National Electricity (NSW) Law.
National Electricity (NSW) Law means the provisions applying because of section 6 of the National Electricity (New South Wales) Act 1997, and includes the National Electricity Code, as in force from time to time, referred to in that Law.
negotiated customer connection contract means a contract entered into under Division 3 of Part 3.
negotiated customer supply contract means a contract entered into under Division 2 of Part 4.
network operator means a transmission operator or distribution network service provider.
point of supply, in relation to the premises of a wholesale or retail customer or a class of wholesale or retail customers, means the point of supply to an electrical installation supplying electricity to the premises, as determined in accordance with the regulations.
premises includes any building or part of a building, any structure or part of a structure, any land (whether built on or not) and any river, lake or other waters.
public authority means a public or local authority constituted by or under an Act or a statutory body representing the Crown, and includes a Minister and a statutory State owned corporation and its subsidiaries.
public reserve has the same meaning as it has in the Local Government Act 1993.
public road has the same meaning as it has in the Roads Act 1993.
rail network electricity system means the rail network electricity system operated by Rail Corporation New South Wales or Rail Infrastructure Corporation.
regulated retail charge means a security deposit, late payment fee or fee for a dishonoured bank cheque of an amount specified in a determination in force under Division 5 of Part 4.
regulated retail tariff means a tariff for or in relation to the supply of electricity required to be charged to a small retail customer under a standard form customer supply contract, being a tariff specified in a determination in force under Division 5 of Part 4.
retail customer means a person to whose premises electricity is supplied under a customer supply contract.
retail supplier means a person who holds a retail supplier’s licence.
retail supplier’s licence means a licence referred to in section 33.
roads authority has the same meaning as it has in the Roads Act 1993.
serious electricity works accident means an accident:
(a) in which electricity works are involved, and
(b) as a consequence of which a person dies or suffers permanent disability, is hospitalised, receives treatment from a health care professional or is unable to attend work for any period of time.
small retail customer—see section 92.
standard form customer connection contract means a contract entered into under Division 2 of Part 3.
standard form customer supply contract means a contract entered into under Division 3 of Part 4.
standard retail supplier means a retail supplier to whose retail supplier’s licence is attached a standard retail supplier’s endorsement as referred to in section 33A.
stray current source means any appliance, equipment, fitting or other apparatus:
(a) that operates on direct electrical current or is designed or used to generate or transmit direct electrical current, and
(b) that is attached, whether directly or indirectly, to a metallic structure in contact with land, including water.
supply, in relation to electricity, means the supply of electricity by means of a transmission or distribution system.
supply district of a standard retail supplier means the supply district described in a condition of the standard retail supplier’s licence.
traffic route has the same meaning as it has in section 45E of the Transport Administration Act 1988.
transmission operator means a person who owns or controls a transmission system.
transmission system means any electricity power lines and associated equipment and electricity structures that are a transmission system by virtue of an order in force under section 93.
Tribunal means the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal established under the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Act 1992.
unincorporated area means such part of the land within the Western Division of the State as is not within a local government area.
wholesale customer means a person to whose premises electricity is supplied under a wholesale supply arrangement.
wholesale market access regime means a regime established under the National Electricity (NSW) Law for the granting of access to a transmission system or distribution system.
wholesale supply arrangement means an arrangement (other than a customer supply contract) for the supply of electricity, and includes any such arrangement entered into (or taken to have been entered into) under the National Electricity (NSW) Law.
wholesale trader means a person:
(a) who enters into wholesale supply arrangements, or
(b) who buys, sells or otherwise deals in rights to the supply of electricity arising under wholesale supply arrangements.