A safe, reliable and cost effective electricity supply is available to homes and businesses in remote south Australian towns through the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) scheme. The scheme provides electricity to around 3,400 customers across 25 remote townships and Aboriginal Communities.

The South Australian government has contracted Cowell Electric Supply to provide the generation, distribution and retail services to the majority of the townships and Aboriginal Communities.

Electricity generation, distribution and retail services in Andamooka, Coober Pedy and Yunta are provided by independent owner/operators under a Deed of Grant arrangement.

Cowell Electric Supply and the three independent operators each hold generation, distribution and retail licenses issued by the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA).