Households--Energy consumption

Draft report

19 Mar 2019
3

The Essential Services Commission proposes to amend the Energy Retail Code (the code) to strengthen protections for residential and small business customers affected by family violence.

Report

11 Feb 2019
164

Increasing renewable generation does create challenges for managing the power system. But energy market authorities have taken significant steps since the SA blackout to ready the grid ready for a future with much more wind and solar generation. This report identifies further necessary reforms.

Report

5 Feb 2019
121

This report models a number of policy solutions that would reduce the amount people on low incomes spend on energy, in order to reduce their energy stress and support a faster transition to clean energy.

Report

4 Feb 2019
63

COAG Energy Ministers have agreed upon this Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings , a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.

Report

4 Feb 2019
10

This report acknowledges the strong calls from energy consumer groups, and many in the building and building products sectors, to improve the affordability of operating new and existing homes.

Report

21 Dec 2018
97

This report provides a clear picture of how market and policy decisions have affected consumer prices for the best part of a decade. It provides the transparency governments need to understand whether price changes proposed by retailers are consistent with changes in underlying costs –...

Draft report

18 Dec 2018
15

This draft report sets out the Commission’s emerging thinking and draft recommendations to enable distribution businesses to provide stand-alone power systems to their existing customers where it is economically efficient (for example, in remote locations), while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.

Report

17 Dec 2018
4

Over the last ten years, Australia’s electricity supply industry has undergone significant changes. In addition to the deregulation of retail prices, NSW saw a significant rise in network investment during the early and middle parts of that ten-year period. Feed-in tariffs designed to encourage the...

Report

12 Dec 2018
37

Why is US energy so inexpensive? Why is its electricity more reliable and pricing more transparent than Australia’s? Why are its carbon emissions declining faster relative to Australia? This report seeks to answer those questions, clarifying what’s at stake if Australian policymakers do not change...

Report

11 Dec 2018
5

Solar is an excellent investment for almost all Australian households, but there are a wide range of savings, depending on the characteristics of household electricity consumption, retail tariffs and roof characteristics. Nevertheless, the majority of households installing a wide range of PV system sizes under...

Conference paper

6 Dec 2018
8

This paper explores the future of home storage uptake in the developing Battery Energy System (BES) market. A survey of over 500 households and interviews with 51 homeowners in Tasmania were used to ascertain motivations for installing BES’s. BES cost projection curves were used to...

Conference paper

6 Dec 2018
5

Australia leads the world with rapid small-scale adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) encouraged by feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) and rebates. The common business model for small-scale solar PV is designed around individual installation ownership requiring an upfront capital cost from the dwelling owner and rooftop capacity. These...

Report

3 Dec 2018
9

ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) was engaged by the Energy Consumers Australia to develop a strategic framework to support policy-makers to consider the range of tools and services needed by different Australian households to effectively manage their energy bills.

Report

3 Dec 2018
7

Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) is interested in understanding the barriers to the creation of an energy services market for mass market customers in Australia. Such services would include any products that allow consumers to better understand and/or manage their electricity usage and energy costs. These...

Report

22 Nov 2018
35

This report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found disconnecting people from utilities because they can’t afford to pay their bills hurts families that are already struggling, worsens the hardship experienced by people who are already living with multiple forms of disadvantage, and is...

Discussion paper

Exploring ways energy retailers can provide family violence assistance that is safe and effective
31 Oct 2018
3

In response to the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence, the government has asked us to provide guidance on the policies and practices energy companies should adopt to assist them engage with survivors, victims and perpetrators of family violence.

Since July 2018, we have...

Report

12 Oct 2018
122

This analysis investigated the burden of electricity and gas costs for a range of household types in Australia between 2008 and 2018, finding that some of the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10% of their incomes on spiralling energy costs.

Video

12 Oct 2018
15

Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla Richards

The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers...

Report

27 Sep 2018
58

The purpose of this report is to describe a mixed methods research project aimed at improving our understanding of the experience of energy vulnerable households under changes to electricity tariff structures.

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2018
71

The challenge for Australia’s electricity system is to meet demand during periods of extreme heat. On very hot days, electricity demand is driven to high levels that come close to exceeding the amount of power that the NEM can provide. Rooftop solar produces electricity most...

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