Credentials

"Trust a witness in all matters in which neither his self-interest, his passions, his prejudices, nor the love of the marvellous is strongly concerned. When they are involved, require corroborative evidence in exact proportion to the contravention of probability by the thing testified.”
- Thomas Henry Huxley, Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions

Regulation

Community Electricity is regulated by means of an Electricity Retail Licence issued by the Economic Regulation Authority and audited every two to three years. The approval process entails lodgement of full details of the proposed enterprise, which is reviewed by the Authority and its consultants for technical and financial competence.

Affidavit Attesting the Fitness-For-Purpose of Electricity Supplied by Community Electricity Pty Ltd

We believe that all information provided should be honest, fully informed, practical and free from bias and commercial conflict, and we support our electricity supply product with an Affidavit Attesting the Fitness-for-Purpose of Electricity Supplied pdf 500KB.

Committee memberships

Community is a member of the IMO's Market Advisory Committee and the ERA’s Technical Rules Committee.

Accomplishments and track record

The track record and standing of Community’s principal, Dr Steve Gould, is outlined below. Over the last decade, Steve has been engaged by three of the current retailers and on their behalf personally negotiated and managed supply to over 100 clients in Western Australia operating over 500 loads. He is very well known in the industry and personal referees can be supplied on request. Steve is also a physicist, most notably having worked in R&D for the former UK Atomic Energy Authority. More information is provided in the 'People' section.

Wellington Dam Hydroelectric Electricity Agreement 1998 pdf 1.13MB
Appointment to the Electricity Access Consultation Committee 2000 pdf 200KB
Contribution to the Electricity Reform Task Force 2002 pdf 200KB
Contribution to the Electricity Networks Access Code 2000 pdf 200KB
Contribution to the Technical Rules Committee 2009 pdf 200KB
Appointment to the IMO Market Advisory Committee 2008 – to date
Reappointment to the Technical Rules Committee 2012 pdf 1.4 MB

Public consultations

The electricity market is developing at a vigourous rate and participation in public consultations is a routine 'business as usual' activity for market participants, as regulatory risk (changing rules) can result in significant 'wealth transfers' between participants with significant investments in the status quo. Community Electricity is one of the few participants with the expertise and resources to contribute to this process. Please see full details of our submissions here.