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 comns@esia.asn.au

VIC
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 Hot 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)

NSW
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)

NAT
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…

NAT
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…

VIC
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)

NSW
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…

NSW
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…

SA
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…

NSW
Jun 2020

ESIA submission: Energy Security Target and Safeguard Consultation, 22 June 2020

Executive Summary Eight key response themes 1.Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) targets from 2021-2030 need to be increased sooner with an immediate step up from 2022 and with the 13% target to be reached by 2026, well before the proposed 2030 date. Otherwise large ESC surpluses will continue, and the ESC…

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