Retailer of Last Resort
If a retailer ceases operation then arrangements known as Retailer of Last Resort (ROLR) are implemented.
Affected electricity customers will automatically go onto a standard retail contract with either EnergyAustralia, Integral Energy or Country Energy (the designated retailers of last resort), depending on where they live.
Affected gas customers will automatically go onto a standard retail contract with either ActewAGL, AGL, Country Energy or Origin Energy, depending on where they live.
Customers will then be supplied at prices regulated by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
RoLR arrangements were established by the NSW Government, who will work with the designated retailers and independent market operators to ensure that:
- affected customers continue to receive supply
- customers who currently receive a rebate continue to be paid the rebates
If ROLR arrangements are put in place, customers can expect to be contacted by their designated supplier about what has happened and the options available to them.
Customers can contact Industry & Investment NSW – Energy Branch on 1300 136 888 for more information.