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The Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) works to ensure all New South Wales households have access to affordable and sustainable energy and water services. Read more 

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New demand response rule to erode market power of generator cartel 19 Jul 2019

  ‘Australia is about to take another significant step towards breaking the market power of the country’s electricity generation cartel – and prepare for a renewables-dominated grid – with the main rule maker finally allowing demand response to enter the...

Big energy users paid for reducing demand

19 Jul 2019

‘Big energy users look set to be rewarded for reducing their power usage during peak periods, under a plan to...

How 'negawatts' could help businesses cut their power bills

19 Jul 2019

‘Manufacturers including BlueScope Steel and CSR stand to benefit from proposed rule changes in the electricity market that will allow...

National plan to cut use and cost of power released

19 Jul 2019

‘The Australian National Energy Market Commission has today released a wholesale demand response draft rule that would allow businesses to...

AEMC urges change to allow users to sell power back to the grid to guarantee energy demand

19 Jul 2019

‘In a sign of rising pressure on power generation, the Federal Government’s chief energy advisor is urging rule changes to...

About this project

The Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) works to ensure all New South Wales households have access to affordable and sustainable energy and water services.

The team engages with community organisations, consumer advocates, state and federal governments, rule-makers, regulators, ombudsmen and industry stakeholders, and receives policy input from a community-based reference group.

EWCAP is funded by the NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy.

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