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About Roxby Power

Roxby Power operates under a Distribution Licence issued by the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) and also reports to the Technology Regulator office within the Department of State Development.

It is exempt from holding a Retail Licence under the National Retail Energy Law. However the Exemption Notice, which is issued by the State Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, imposes a range of conditions that closely reflect the terms of Retail Licence.

This situation also applies to BHP who is the sole licensee for retail and distribution of electricity to Olympic Dam.

BHP owns 256kV and 132kV power lines that transmit electricity from the national grid at Port Augusta to Olympic Dam. A 33kV line then serves the Roxby Township where Roxby Power takes control.