Remote disconnection and re-energisation in New South Wales

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The New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment Matthew Kean MP has extended, by way of regulation, the prohibition on remote disconnection and re-energisation until 1 October 2020. The prior prohibition was to expire on 1 September 2020.

You can view the regulation here: https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/sl-2020-508

the short nature of the extension is notable and is probably a result of the New South Wales government being distracted by the coronavirus and not being in a position to fully consider whether or not remote disconnection and re-energisation should continue to be prohibited.

We will continue to monitor this space and advise our clients accordingly.

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