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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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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 was repeatedly sent ­erroneous bills, with the latest more than 20 times her actual usage.’

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...

Electricity bill relief package welcome news for households doing it tough

4 Sep 2017

PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has welcomed the NSW electricity bill relief package, announced yesterday. EWCAP Team...

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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