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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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NSW solar scheme welcome news for some low-income households 3 Oct 2018

PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumer Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s efforts to help households with low incomes access rooftop solar systems through their $15 million solar program, announced on Friday. ‘This initiative recognises that removing...

Engaging with consumers: How do the energy distributors stack up?

18 Sep 2018

Essential Energy has come out on top in PIAC’s first formal evaluation of the consumer engagement practices for the three...

AEMC mulls rule change to boost 'demand response' in National Electricity Market

6 Sep 2018

‘The Australian Energy Market Commission is mulling a rule change that would accelerate the growth of demand response – an...

ACCC review confirms electricity market not working for consumers

11 Jul 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has called on Australian governments to take strong action to bring down electricity prices...

AEMC review: stronger action needed by energy retailers and regulators to ensure that the market is working for consumers

15 Jun 2018

Following the release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) 2018 Retail Energy Competition Review, PIAC’s Energy and Water Consumers’...

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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