The Department of Treasury and Finance is responsible for the Economic Regulator Act 2009, the Electricity Companies Act 1997, some provisions of the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 and the Electricity Supply Industry Expert Panel Act 2010.
The Department is responsible for the provision of advice on:
- electricity market arrangements in the State, particularly in relation to regulatory issues and the facilitation of competition at the wholesale and retail levels;
- issues relating to the State's ongoing participation in the National Electricity Market;
- other economic policy issues as they emerge relating to the operation of the electricity supply industry in Tasmania; and
- shareholder policy.