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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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PIAC’s Tim Harrison runner up in Gill Owen Essay Prize 16 Feb 2018

Tim Harrison, from PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP), has been awarded runner-up in the inaugural Gill Owen Essay Prize for his essay Energy efficiency programs: an equitable choice. Tim’s essay outlined the links between energy inefficient dwellings...

Bill shock as gas companies overcharge by nearly $800

20 Oct 2017

‘Households are being warned to check if their gas bills contain ­wildly inaccurate “estimated” meter readings, after a Sydney woman...

Electricity price win for Victorian consumers

19 Oct 2017

Victorian households have avoided further increases to their electricity bills following decisions by the Australian Competition Tribunal released this week....

National Energy Guarantee an opportunity for sensible discussion on reliability vs cost

18 Oct 2017

Following the announcement of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee, PIAC’s Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has called...

Battery warranties leave consumers in the dark: Report

12 Oct 2017

New research released today has revealed that a majority of residential battery storage systems commonly sold in Australia have warranties...

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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