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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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Call to fast-track ‘demand response’ to stabilise energy supply 16 Sep 2019

‘Big energy users have called for new “demand response” rules to be fast-tracked and extended by allowing electricity to be sold into the wholesale market from both businesses and households as the threat of summer blackouts looms on the east...

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...

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...

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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