The Department for Energy and Mining invited written submissions to the Issues Paper from interested parties in relation to the Review into the South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).
The purpose of this Issues Paper () is to seek the views of stakeholders on the future of the REES after the current stage ends in 2020.
The current objective of the REES is to reduce household and business energy use, with a focus on low-income households. This will provide associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emission benefits.
The REES commenced on 1 January 2009. Three, three-yearly stages have been completed, and the scheme has now entered its fourth stage (2018, 2019 and 2020). The REES has delivered 1.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions (2009-2014) and over 10.6 million gigajoules of energy savings (2015-2018). Over 360,000 households and over 5,000 businesses have benefitted from the scheme since it commenced in 2009.
Continuation of the REES beyond 2020 will be the subject of government consideration at the end of this Review.
An independent evaluation of the REES was undertaken by consulting firm, Common Capital. The report () outlines past performance and future policy options for REES.
Submissions have now closed.
The following submissions were received during the consultation:
- AGL Energy ()
- Alinta Energy ()
- Australian Energy Council ()
- Business SA ()
- ConnectEd Program ()
- Demand Manager ()
- Ecologic Apps ()
- Ecovantage ()
- Energy Australia ()
- Energy Efficiency Council ()
- Energy Savings Industry Association ()
- ERM Power ()
- Green Energy Trading ()
- Harvest Hot Water ()
- MAC Energy Efficiency Group ()
- Meridian Energy Australia and Powershop ()
- Origin Energy ()
- Red and Lumo Energy ()
- Your Energy Saving Solutions ()