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Accredited Service Provider Scheme

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on the Accredited Service Provider Scheme Review: Issues paper.
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What’s this about?

The Accredited Service Provider (ASP) Scheme is under review to examine the continued need for and arrangements to deliver contestable electricity connection services in NSW.

The ASP Scheme commenced in 1995 to provide consumers who need to connect to the electricity distribution network with access to a competent and competitive market of service providers. Since the last extensive review in 2010:

  • the estimated value of contestable works has increased substantially
  • Power of Choice metering has commenced
  • renewable energy generation and its connection to the grid has increased
  • changes in safety management and customer service expectations have changed.

This Issues paper is the first public stage of the review. Key issues we’re asking for feedback on include:

  • which services should be considered contestable
  • how the scheme can improve access to competent service providers for consumers
  • how the scheme administration can be improved to raise value for stakeholders
  • how the scheme can remain responsive to change into the future.

Your feedback will help to improve and modernise the operation of contestable electricity connection services in NSW.

Have your say

Provide your feedback via email.

Have your say by 20 August 2021.


24 June 2021 to 20 August 2021

Consultation period

From:24 June 2021
To:20 August 2021

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 0412 845 094
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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