On 17 July 2013, the ACCC granted interim authorisation for Queensland power generators CS Energy, Callide Energy, InterGen and Callide Power Management to jointly renegotiate coal supply arrangements with Anglo Coal for the supply of coal to the applicants’ Callide B and Callide C power stations, which are owned and operated under a series of joint ventures between the applicants.

In the absence of any public submissions or opposition to the collective bargaining application, the ACCC has permitted the parties to negotiate to address current supply issues.  Interim authorisation does not allow the applicants to enter into agreements with Anglo Coal and the granting of interim authorisation in no way binds the ACCC in its final consideration of the substantive application for authorisation.