Energy

Equitable access to energy is an essential foundation of health, wellbeing and participation in the community.

The Justice and Equity Centre provides crucial oversight of energy regulation in NSW. We work to ensure all households have fair access to the energy services they need. We focus on changes that make household energy services more affordable, sustainable and dependable, for all members of our community.  

We are an influential voice for households and communities in business, policy and regulatory processes, working collaboratively with communities, energy companies and governments, to ensure energy systems and markets meet everyone’s needs. Robust regulation, protections and supports for those facing disadvantage are essential to energy equity.

Our work also seeks to ensure that when energy providers engage with communities, they listen and give effect to their views in decision-making.

News and resources

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Senior Policy Officer Thea Bray joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss the Energy and Water Justice Program's new Powerless report.
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The Justice and Equity Centre coordinated a joint consumer and community organisation response to the AER’s Review of Payment Protections in the NECF. The submission was co-signed by ten organisations.
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Nearly every household is struggling to pay their energy bills, Senior Policy Officer Thea Bray told the ABC.
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Powerless: Debt and disconnection is the fifth in a series of reports by the PIAC into debt, disconnection and payment difficulty related to electricity, gas and water services in NSW. It follows
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PIAC provided a response to NSW DCCEEW’s targeted consultation that sought feedback on IPART’s Final Future of Embedded Networks Review Report and on the NSW embedded network work plan.  Addressing
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PIAC made a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Value of network resilience 2024 issues paper.  Clearer and more consistent guidance on resilience is necessary to assist network service

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