A private electricity network that is connected to the national electricity grid and passes electricity to multiple tenancies is called an embedded network.

By law:

  • all apartment buildings, retirement villages, shopping centres, industrial estates and business parks are embedded networks; and
  • any person, corporation, government department or statutory body that operates an embedded network, no matter how small, must hold:
    • an electricity Distribution & Retail license; or
    • exemptions from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and state regulators.
  • an Embedded Network Manager, responsible for ensuring that each tenant is able to switch to a licensed electricity retailer, must be appointed; and
  • all tenants must be separately metered if they are billed for electricity use.

South Street Energy manages all your legal and regulatory compliance obligations.