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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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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 electricity distribution businesses in NSW. Essential Energy, who received a 4 star rating, was closely followed by Endeavour on 3.5...

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’...

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...

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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