Energy Industry

In 2002 to 2003, there were major changes in the electricity and gas market. Before this time, energy was only available from one company, who also took care of electricity poles and infrastructure. After this time, competition started and the industry was split up into network providers and retailers.

The difference between a retailer and the network

Network providers are responsible for the quality and reliability of your energy supply. They also own and maintain the electricity poles, wires and gas pipes in the street.

Energy retailers, like Lumo Energy sell electricity and gas to consumers and get them connected when moving home. When you receive a bill for the energy that you have used, that is from your retailer.

Industry Guidelines

Lumo Energy complies with the National Energy Retail Law and the Rules which are governed by the Australian Energy Regulator. We are also required to comply with the Energy Retail Code issued by the Essential Services Commission.

The following Energy Industry documents are available as PDF documents.


For more information visit Essential Services Commission of Victoria

South Australia

For more information visit Australian Energy Regulator

Power of choice

Read more about smart meters and the Power of Choice initiative in South Australia.

Energy Industry Links

Essential Services Commission

Australian Energy Regulator

Snowy Hydro Limited

South Australian Department of Human Services (DHS)