ESIA Submissions

Influencing policy, law, regulations and scheme deliverables

Submissions by the ESIA are generally available on the websites of the organisations conducting the stakeholder engagement, are available here or upon request from

Aug 2021

ESIA Submission - VEU Refrigerated Display Cabinets Issues Paper, 19 Aug 2021

The ESIA’s recommendations focus on some key challenges listed below. Review the NSW ESS proposed Rule change consultation outcomes on RCs and align the VEU approach. Lower the baseline for RCs as the average efficiencies in the database will be higher than the average product being installed for two reasons…

Jul 2021

ESIA Submission - Vic Gas Substitution Roadmap, 30 July 2021

The VEU is a key mechanism to support a transition from gas with recommendations requiring action ASAP to address ongoing barriers that include: Transitionary Emission Factors are distortionary and actively discourage gas energy efficiency and fuel switching, so activities that reduce gas consumption should be subject to an uplift over…

Jul 2021

ESIA Submission - VEU C&I Hot Water Heat Pump Consultation, 12 July 2021

Heat pump hot water upgrades are taking off in residential premises with opportunities in the commercial sector with uncomplicated requirements under the VEU. (PDF)

Jul 2021

ESIA Submission - NSW ESS Rule Change 2020-21, 23 July 2021

Minor Rule change including heat pump hot water and refrigerated cabinets consultations.(PDF)

May 2021

ESIA Submission - Consumer Data Right rule and standards - 26 May 2021

Of major concern, the current public consultation by The Treasury, Australian Government has taken a different direction to the previous consultation on the issue of consumer data rights (CDR) undertaken by the ACCC: Energy Rules Framework Consultation paper, July 2020. The Consumer Data Right (CDR) is going to be introduced…

Dec 2020

ESIA Submission - Climate Change Bill for Australia, 4 Dec 2020

The ESIA strongly supports the Climate Change Bill for Australia and recommends that is be fully supported by the Standing Committee and be recommended for support by the House of Representatives as soon as possible. The Bill is well considered and will provide an overarching framework of certainty and confidence…

Dec 2020

ESIA Submission - VEU Proposed evidence requirements 34 (high bays), 30 Nov 2020

The ESIA does not support a range of the proposed new requirements for evidence of: baseline lighting configuration (non-J6 only); and decommissioning and recycling of lighting equipment. More practical approached are needed.(PDF ESIA Submission)

Nov 2020

ESIA Submission: NSW IPART ESS Draft Customer Charter, 23 Nov 2020

Relevance, robustness, fairness, measurability, transparency and best practice benchmarking are crucial factors for a successful IPART ESS Customer Charter. The charter framework requires: A stated commitment by IPART to deliver on the Charter as without this there will be no imperative to follow through and develop a best practice feedback…

Sep 2020

ESIA Feedback: NSW Targeted Consultation Workshop - Lighting in the ESS, 29 Sept 2020

Feedback summary: The ESIA provides below some key considerations which we strongly encourage the NSW Government take on board to ensure lighting is not too rapidly phased out of the ESS, and while continuing to enable incentives for the significant pool of opportunity for lighting upgrades that are ‘additional’. If…

Jul 2020

ESIA Submission: Proposed REPS Consultation - June 2020, 17 July 2020

Content summary 1. Change of objectives welcome 2. Bolder steps needed toward market-based framework 3. REPS costs unclear 4. Targets to 2030 at least 5. Target size to increase threefold at least 6. REPS Obligation – broader base welcome 7. Greater transparency of information including contracts, as proposed, between retailers…

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