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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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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 and restore consumer confidence following the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Final...

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’...

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...

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....

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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