The Grants Archive is resource that retrospectively documents all grants decisions made by Energy Consumers Australia (After January 2015) and the Consumer Advocacy Panel (Before January 2015). These records, reports and associated documents have been made available to inform policy and build knowledge about energy consumer research and advocacy in Australia.

Please note that all records previously available on the Consumer Advocacy Panel website are now available within this resource.

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No. FIN YEAR APPLICANT PROJECT SUMMARY APPROVAL STATUS GRANT AMOUNT JURISDICTION GRANT TYPE ENERGY TYPE
1 2002/03 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission of ACCC review of Regulatory Test Joint EUAA/EAG submission to the ACCC's Discussion Paper on the Regulatory Test to ensure consumer interests are considered when assessing whether the test is appropriate to the needs of consumers - in particular addressing the issues of net markets benefits test, and transmission augmentation Yes $28,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
2 2002/03 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission on Transend Revenue Application to ACCC - The levels of capex and opex in the asset base, historical trends, benchmarks
- Business performance in relation to the past five years compared to the projected performance over the 5 regulatory period.
- The rate of return
- The depreciation cyc
Yes $30,319 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
3 2002/03 Bob Lim & Co Pty Ltd Review of "Regulatory Risk" in relation to electricity transmission businesses Identifying for Regulators the substance of regulatory risk through comparison to investment risks faced by businesses in a competitive environment.
A review of the key local and overseas regulatory decisions will also be undertaken.
Yes $13,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
4 2002/03 Consumer Law Centre Victoria Capacity building in the consumer sector: a project to create informed consumer contributions regarding the National Electricity Code and the National Electricity Market Facilitate the creation of informed, targeted, rigorous and effective consumer contributions to NEM and Code processes, and ultimately produce more informed and balanced, and thus improved, decision-making processes and outcomes for the NEM. Yes $130,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
5 2002/03 Headberry Partners Pty Ltd Proposal for funding PhD research study of electricity price volatility The purpose of carrying out the study is the expectation that results will demonstrate that price volatility does have a negative impact on most downstream activities in the electricity market. No National Research Electricity
6 2002/03 Headberry Partners Pty Ltd Study to assess the levels of market risk premium and beta appropriate for regulated electricity businesses To provide an analysis of the factors that comprise the determination of the return regulated businesses may be granted on their asset base. Yes $41,600 National,SA Research Electricity
7 2002/03 Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd Production of information paper and articles for lay persons about the national electricty market and National Electricity code To build capacity for consumers to make more informed decisions about electricity use, concern for proposed code and market structure changes No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
8 2002/03 Institute of Public Affairs Examination of policy approaches for transmission under the Victorian gas arrangements and the national electricity market To review the compatibility of the two systems to determine whether any incompatibility may lead to higher prices for suppliers that are subsequently passed on to end users. No National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
9 2002/03 South Australian Council of Social Service Research and advocacy on the impact of the national electricity market and retail contestability on low income domestic electricity consumers To monitor the impact of full retail contestability and the operations of the National Electricity Market on low income domestic consumers in South Australia with application to other NEM member states No National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
10 2003/04 Exigency Management Pty Ltd Investigation of connection and network price information to assist planning by business users To ascertain whether the information on network charges is readily available to business users across all LNSPs and useful for business planning purpose. The intended result will be a report providing analysis of the obstacles facing large customers connecting to the grid, including the differences in the amount of contribution, level of contestable choice, process and level of protection. Yes $50,239 National Research Joint Energy
11 2003/04 Institute of Public Affairs Examination of the policy approaches for transmission under the Victorian gas arrangements and the national electricity market (similar to no.8) To examine whether the somewhat different regulatory arrangements that govern gas and electricity bring unneccessary costs where the two energy sources interface. No National,VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
12 2003/04 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Assessing impact of price volatility on end-user customers in the NEM The proposed assignment will document the extent of pool price volatility experienced in the NEM over the past two years or so. It will look at the specific reasons for the volatility and document known and evident downstream effects. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
13 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Advocacy to IPART on its 2004 electricity network review The project involves preparation of a detailed joint submission to IPARTs 2004 Electricity Distribution Price Review to enable IPART to consider key issues from the perspective of end-users. Yes $50,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
14 2003/04 Consumer Consultative Committee of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Harmonisation of retail codes in the NEM To develop principles to be used to establish a single harmonised retail code to operate in the National Electricity Market (NEM), on the basis that a single code will lead to efficiencies, create certainty and establish national best practice. Yes $48,352 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
15 2003/04 Monash University Centre for the Study of Privatisation and Public Accountability Whether NEM has improved electricity services, lowered electricity prices and given greater access for electricity consumers and improved public accountability This project is designed to create a comprehensive understanding of consumer outcomes of electricity market reforms and will directly lead to informed advocacy by consumer advocates regarding the development of the Code and the NEM. No National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
16 2003/04 Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd Demand management for small consumers To improve operation of the NEM through increasing demand management of electricity, focusing on both peak demand and overall consumption Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
17 2003/04 Western Research Institute, Charles Sturt University Review of consumer participation in NEM in rural and regional Australia understand the role of consumer participation in the electricity market and to identify ways of increasing the level of participation with a view to enhancing competitive outcomes. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
18 2003/04 Total Environment Centre DSM study in particular, transmission network augmentation in Sydney CBD and certain Victorian tendering processes on the DSM The project will ask whether electricity consumers should be given the choice of lower electricity bills and less environmental damage in place of network augmentation Yes $41,800 National,NSW,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
19 2003/04 Energy Action Group 12 months salary for Vice President to engage in end user advocacy projects Withdrawn National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
20 2003/04 Energy Action Group NEM Library information project No VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
21 2003/04 Energy Action Group Submissions to SA electricity distribution price review The project involves the preparation of detailed submissions to the range of issues raised by the ESCOSAs current Electricity Distribution Price Review, that analysis shows are critical to the cost and standards of electricity distribution service No VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
22 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Study of Market Power in the NEM To identify the existence and extent of market power in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and to analyze the performance of the market to determine the extent of competitive and non-competitive outcomes. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
23 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Capacity building for EUAA in Queensland Increase its servicing of business customers in Queensland with the employment of an additional consultant, seminars, advocacy and other matters No QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
24 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Conference to plan future demand side advocacy A day long seminar for certain parties with interests in demand side projects and for a plan of action (a road map) based on the seminar No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
25 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Employment of a National Electricity Market specialist Funding of EUAA Director of Policy & Regulation (NEM Specialist) to develop policy positions for the EUAA, and the development of extensive input to ensure that end-user interests are strongly presented in the relevant forums. Funding was approved for three years. Yes $438,795 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
26 2003/04 Power Down Under Objection to Milmerran-Middle Ridge transmission line of Powerlink To review whether regulatory test correctly applied Withdrawn QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
27 2003/04 Electricity Consumers Coalition of South Australia Submission to ESCOSA electricity distribution price review Submisssion to ESCOSA re ETSA Utilities application for a revenue cap to object based on forecast very sustantial network charge increases to all [SA] electricity consumers. Yes $58,240 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
28 2003/04 South Australian Centre for Economic Studies Analysis of discussion paper by ESCOSA on Return on Assets for a submission by domestic consumer groups to the ESCOSA price review. Project to consider the issues raised by ESCOSA in the Discussion Paper, and to provide it with a discussion of those issues so that consumers may respond to ESCOSA from a better informed viewpoint. To assist consumers to understand the complex framework within which the return on assets issue will be considered by ESCOSA, and to identify arguments that we think consumers might legitimately make to ESCOSA within this framework. Yes $15,875 National,SA Research Joint Energy
29 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission to reliability Panel review of VOLL Submission to the Reliability Panel of NECA on the Value of Lost Load (VoLL) and the Cumulative Price Threshold in the National Electricity Market. Outline of EUAA objections to high levels of VoLL in the NEM and submit the need for a price cap and the absence of concern regarding gnerator market power and the cost of risk mitigation. Yes $26,250 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
30 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Conference to plan future demand side advocacy Conference to discuss future energy advocacy models. Yes $6,500 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
31 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission to ACCC review of Statement of Regulatory Principles for Transmission Submission to ACCC's review of 'Draft Statement of Regulatory Principles for Transmission Revenues' to urge ACCC to reconsider a number of its proposals and 'preferred positions'. These include the ACCC's current practices for setting transmission revenue, fixing the consultation period, etc. Yes $20,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
32 2003/04 Energy Users Association of Australia Additional submissions to IPART NSW distribution price review Submission to highlight issues of concern to end-users, including recommending again material previously provided to IPART. Yes $30,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
33 2003/04 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Research into the impact of volatility on electricity prices within the community To feed directly into consumers input to the VOLL enquiry of the Reliability Panel. A consultant has been selected who is to report by the end of the year, and NECA intends to undertake public consultation early in 2004. No VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
34 2003/04 Business South Australia Study of South Australia business customer understanding of NEM Providing energy eduacation to the business community. Conduct an empirical study to establish the level the NEM by business consumers in SA Withdrawn SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
35 2003/04 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Capacity building - train domestic customers in NEM To assist trained domestic users and their representatives to contribute to national and jurisdictional policy development and processes within the pricing jurisdiction Tasmanian Energy Regulator, the National Electricity Code and the NEM Yes $20,000 National,TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
36 2003/04 Alternative Technology Association Reducing impediments to renewable embedded generators To understand and relieve the issues impeding small renewable energy system owners negotiating grid connection to systems. Yes $48,080 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
37 2003/04 Griffith University, QLD Consultation with consumer organisations for submission to ACCC review of statement of Regulatory Principles for Transmission Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
38 2003/04 Energy Market Reform Forum Business end user submission to ACCC review of Transgrid and Energy Australia revenue cap Submission to ACCC review of Transgrid & Energy Australia revenue cap application objecting to the revenues being sought - resulting in unreasonably high transmission use of system charges being imposed on major energy Yes $14,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
39 2003/04 Energy Response Pty Ltd Commercial pilot of demand aggregation project Stage 1: Develop solutions to current impediments faced by DSR service providers Stage 2: Design, trial and advocate a secondary market (off-market DSR) consistent with the existing Code No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
40 2003/04 South Australian Council of Social Service NEM training Deliver a training and support program to representatives of key community-based stakeholders on National Electricity Market (NEM) issues through a series of training workshops and other communications. The ultimate object is to develop a capacity within each stakeholder organisation to advocate strategically on behalf of households on key issues tha effect residential energy supplies. Yes $41,684 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
41 2003/04 Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd Improving Demand Management Choices for Small Customers To improve the operation of the National Electricity Market by increasing demand-side responsiveness to market conditions Yes $83,700 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
42 2003/04 ACT Council of Social Service Training domestic customers Providing training aimed at ensuring the interests of ACT consumers are articulated in community sector contributions to the National Electricity Market (NEM). Yes $24,000 National,ACT Electricity Advocacy Electricity
43 2003/04 Energy Action Group Salary for EAG personnel To participate in the NEM regulatory processes, to sustain its skills base and to passing on some of the organisational knowledge about the NEM to a range of organisations who show interest in the issues. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
44 2003/04 National Farmers Federation Submissions to ACCC on Transgrid and EA revenue applications Submission to ACCC based on transgrid app, participate in public forum and presentations to members No National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
45 2003/04 Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd DM organisational meeting for environmental, consumer and social groups The holding of a capacity building meeting of community organizations which represent environmental, social and consumer interests, to discuss how to pursue demand management for small (predominantly household) customers. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
46 2003/04 Consumer Law Centre ACT Respond to price determination by Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Submission to the ACT Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission's Draft Decision on Investigation into Prices for Electricity Distribution Services in the ACT - in order to represent the interests of the 8.5% of ACT householders living in poverty. Yes $9,700 ACT Electricity Advocacy Electricity
47 2003/04 AustElec Simpler price structures for customers Investigates the feasibility of simpler electricity price structures as faced by end users, so that customers can easily understand the nexus between their consumption pattern and the price they pay for electricity. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
48 2003/04 Trans Tasman Energy Group Brownfields embedded networks project Submission on behalf of the Retirement Villages Association to the NEMMCO Discussion Paper on Embedded Networks and Retailer Choice. To encourage efforts by NEMMCO to address the key issues to enable the further development of embedded networks so that Retirement Village residents can benefit from the competition and benefits provided. Yes $53,800 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
49 2003/04 Australian Business Ltd, Australian Consumers Association, Energy Action Group, Energy Users Association of Australia, National Farmers Federation Further submissions to ACCC on Transgrid revenue application Produce submission to object to revenue requirements put forward by TransGrid & Energy Australia to the ACC which will result in higher electricity prices for business consumers. Yes $45,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
50 2003/04 Energy Market Reform Forum Further submissions to ACCC on Transgrid revenue application Submission to the ACC review process involving TransGrid & EnergyAustralia to state position that the review process itself is fundamentally flawed. Yes $62,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
51 2003/04 Distributed Power Pty Ltd Demand management workshops, and a roadmap for DM To ensure that the revenue granted to TG and EA is Suffiecent to maintain the network in a secure stable state at the minimum cost to consumers. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
52 2003/04 Total Environment Centre Position paper on NGO concerns and policy proposals for NEM, NEMMCO and NEC Creation of position paper outlining NGO concerns and policy proposals in relation to the workings of the National Electricity Market, the National Electricity Market Management Company and the National Electricity Code. Includes considered statements from key NGO sectors covering the areas of Regulation and the public interest, network access, consumer protection, demand management and suppression of peak price signals. Yes $25,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Iain Jarrat & Queensland Consumers Association (QCA) Attendance for Queensland Consumers Association at MCE User Participation Working Group's workshop and submission to Working Group Discussion Paper "Improving Participation in the Australian Energy Market" on the subject of 'interval metering'. Project 53.1 & 53.10 Yes $8,381 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 John Tyerman Hold seminars on DM Through seminars make available to consumers pratical commercial skills which would enable these dame consumers to make positive DSR in respect of their own establisments and installed systems. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Electricity Consumers Coalition of SA, Energy Consumers Coalition of Victoria and Energy Markets Reform Forum Attendance by ECCSA & others at MCE forum / submission Attendance at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop and joint submission by Electricity Consumers Coalition of SA, Energy Consumers Coalition of Victoria and Energy Markets Reform Forum to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper "Improving User Participation in the Australian Electricity Market". Yes $5,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Business South Australia Attendance by Business SA at forum / submission Attendance by Business SA at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop and submission to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper "Improving User Participation in the Australian Electricity Market" from a SA business consumers perspective. Yes $4,785 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Energy Action Group Submissions by EAG to MCE UPWG Discussion Paper Submission by Energy Action Group to MCE User Participation Working Group discussion paper on Consumer Participation Yes $12,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Distributed Power Pty Ltd DM Roadmap Submission by Distributed Power to MCE on Discussion Paper from Distributed Power as an embedded generation specialist and commenting on options available for overall strategy. Yes $4,768 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Alan Moran Attend forum / Submission The main aim of the project is ensuring user participation promotes efficient levels of production. Examining the likely responses of supply businesses to different sorts of strategies in the energy market design No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Cook/Energy Solutions Australia Report on business and domestic consumer issues arising from the national transmission study Report to the Advocacy Panel on the regional structure of the National Electricity Market following the national transmission study. Yes $2,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Attendance on behalf of IPA at MCE forum / Submission Yes $5,000 National,TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Attendance by PIAC & COTA NSW at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop/submission to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper Attendance at the MCE Working Group workshop and joint submission to Working Group Discussion Paper from a NSW residential and low-income consumer advocacy perspective. Yes $2,295 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 South Australian Council of Social Service Attendance by SACOSS at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop/submission to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper Attendance by SACOSS at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop and submission to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper Yes $5,000 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
53 2003/04 ACT Council of Social Service Attend forum / Submission Attendance by ACTCOSS at MCE User Participation Working Group workshop and submission to MCE Working Group Discussion Paper "Improving Participation in the Australian Energy Market" Yes $2,500 National,ACT Electricity Advocacy Electricity
54 2003/04 Headberry Partners Pty Ltd Attend MCE Melbourne Forum and report to / make submission by ECCSA Attendance by David Headbury at MCE Melbourne workshop in User Participation Yes $2,000 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
55 2003/04 Trans Tasman Energy Group Seek modification of the derogation about meter reading for sub 160MWh customers so that some of it may be contestable Submission by the Trans Tasman Energy Group for the Retirement Villages Association Victoria to the ACCC on Extension of Victorian Full Retail Competition Derogations. Proposes extensions be varied to provide for provision of metering services for electricity consumers within embedded networks by parties other than the distribution businesses. Yes $5,610 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
56 2003/04 Commerce Queensland Submission on NEM and NEC aspects of Somerville inquiry Submission to the Independent Panel on electricity distribution and service delivery for the 21st century. Outlines Commerce Queensland's views on the recent electricity outages in January, February and March in Queensland and suggests areas where improvements could be made. Yes $20,000 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
57 2004/05 The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry Submission to Victorian distribution review Submission to the Essential Services Commission on five key issues for consumers arising from an analysis of proposal submitted by the five Victorian electricity distribution businesses (DBs). The report focuses on a number of key issues that are judged to be of critical importance to, and will impact on costs borne by consumers.
This applies particularly to distribution prices, service levels, network augmentation, demand management, capex/opex and tariff design.
Yes $50,000 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
58 2003/04 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Fund D.Headberry's attendance on Service Standards Working Group Attendance by David Headbury at the Service Standards Working Group meeting Yes $1,200 VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
59 2003/04 Allen Consulting Group Advice to AP on opportunities for end users To provide advice to the advocacy panel on opportunities for end users to make an effective contribution to the MCE reform program No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
60 2003/04 Consumers’ Federation of Australia, Australian Consumers’ Association, Consumer Law Centre of Victoria, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre and the Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Research the best model for long-term, effective consumer advocacy in NEM A research project that will investigate the best model for long-term, effective consumer advocacy in the NEM. The aim is to assess the optimum approach for the Australian context. Yes $28,183 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
61 2003/04 Trans Tasman Energy Group Street lighting and other excluded service charging To prepare and lodge a submission on behalf of the SLG ehich will incorpoate identification and investiagation of related sector framework issues Withdrawn VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
62 2004/05 Australian Wind Energy Association Submission on wind generation and the Regulatory Test To provide input into the current ACCC regulatory test review with a view to ensuring that the criteria for review includes proper incentivisation and recognition of the broader public benefits afforded by investments in wind projects No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
63 2003/04 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Victorian distributor's revenue cap Analyses of the applications and the inherent costs included in the revenue claimed, involvement in ESCoV workshops, responses to the ESCoV discussion papers and draft decision, response to the five DBs' responses to submissions by IP's. No VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
64 2004/05 Southwest Victorian Dairy Industry Project Improve the quality of electricity supply at various milk powder production plants To enable dairy companies to review data gathered by the Dairy Processing Electricity Supply Improvement Project for the purposes of making submission to the Vic ESC Price Re-set Review Yes $18,000 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
65 2004/05 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Electricity Market Course Accelerated training of a new staff member at PIAC to represent NSW households in more complex issues of the national electricity market. Yes $2,800 NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
66 2004/05 Total Environment Centre Amendment to NEL to recognise low-income consumers, greenhouse emissions, DSM and renewable energy A series of end user advocacy projects spanning a range of submissions and advocacy tasks over an 18 month period with the goal of improving end user outcomes in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The projects focus on improving the efficiency of the NEM through greater utilisation of demand management, thereby reducing electricity prices for end users while minimising greenhouse emissions Yes $45,314 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
67 2004/05 South Australian Centre for Economic Studies Market risk premium study What is the best way of determining, on a contemporaneous basis, the ex ante rate of return requirements for investors in Australian equities? Yes $94,400 National Research Electricity
68 2004/05 Property Council of Australia, Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide (representing the South Australian Council of Social Services), and Business SA Augmentation Study A study to evaluate existing and alternative funding mechanisms used to finance extensions, connections and augmentation of electricity distribution networks in the National Electricity Market (NEM). Yes $69,692 National,SA Research Electricity
69 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia NSW contracting out electricity trading Report identifying and assessing on the various impacts of the proposed energy trader scheme in NSW on the operation of the National Electricity Market and electricity consumers Yes $45,265 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
70 2004/05 Commerce QLD and Energy Users Association of Australia Queensland distribution price review Submission to the QCA on QLD distribution price review 2005 including information on demand forecasts and advice on the EDPR from a business end-user perspective. Yes $83,250 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
71 2004/05 Commerce Queensland Attendance at Electricity Market Course by Commerce Queensland Attend course in Sydney "Fundamentals of the Australian Competititive Electricity Industry", dealing with the NEL and market reforms. Yes $2,800 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
72 2004/05 Exigency Management Pty Ltd Retail contract terms and review of NEM retailers contract terms and conditions as to clarity and consistency, using Victoria Fair Trading Act as a benchmark. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
73 2004/05 Exigency Management Pty Ltd Submission on distribution and retail regulation The purpose of this proposal is to provide constructive and critical review of the AAR report, to assist the MCE to address matters of concern to end-users. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
74 2004/05 Trans Tasman Energy Group ESC/embedded networks To provide advocacy and a submission to the ESC Victoria's current request for submissions that impact on the development of embedded network sector and also the Victorian Government derogation that is under consideration by ACCC Yes $5,250 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
75 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Funding Responses to MCE Bulletins 22 and 23. To ensure that end user views are included in the deliberations of the MCE review of issues fundamental to the electricity market Yes $20,000 VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
76 2004/05 Energy Action Group Meeting of consumer representatives to discuss issues confronting NEM To ensure that less than 160 MWh consumers can identify the issues that they need to address if they are going to effectively participate in the MCE reform process and the NEM. Yes $17,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
77 2004/05 Trans Tasman Energy Group Submission to NEMMCO code consultation process To comment on and respond to NEMMCO's Papers:
1) Exempt Distribution Networks (20 pages), and
2) MSATS Procedures: CATS Procedures Part 1 Principles and Obligations version 2.41
No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
78 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia MCE Principles for Gas Market development To provide for a reliable, competitive and efficient gas market, responsive to consumer demand Yes $5,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
79 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Attending public forums and preparing submission SCO has set a 2-month consultation period, including a number of public forums, on the Issues Paper and has sought submissions. attending public forums and on preparing a submission on behalf of end users. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
80 2004/05 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Facilitation and coordination of Tasmanian consumers and advocates on issues related to the NEM. Coordination, as well as research and submissions of and for Tasmanian domestic consumers and advocates on issues related to the NEM and how it affects Tasmania's low income and residential consumers. Yes $19,148 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
81 2004/05 Consumer Law Centre Victoria Further funding for continued consumer contributions to the development of NEM To assist in developing a model for consumer advocacy in the Australian energy market, including education sessions and submissions. Yes $98,100 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
82 2004/05 Energy Intensive Industries Alliance. Providing input to the Ministerial Council On Energy's Market Reform Program. Advocacy around the consumer advocacy arrangements for the national energy market and the need to reflect the economic importance of the energy-intensive industry sector, which accounts for one third of electricity consumed in Australia. Yes $72,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
83 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Submission with particular comment is sought on the principles which underpin the design of the national gas market The MCE has issued a consultation paper for comment which is to examine the national gas market. In particular the principles which should underpin the design of the national gas market - 1.Reviewing and formally responding with end user views No VIC,SA Gas Advocacy Gas
84 2004/05 Greg Walsh Fees for being representative on NEMMCO participant advisory committee Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
85 2004/05 Total Environment Centre Engagement of an expert to provide guidance and ensure preparation of response to National Framework for Electricity and Gas Distribution and Retail Regulation Issues Paper Engagement of an expert to help write joint submission from TEC and Alternative Technology Association to the MCE National Framework for Electricity & Gas Distribution and Retail Regulation Forward and Issues Paper. Yes $20,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
86 2004/05 Roam Consulting Pty Ltd To attend forum and review Charles River Associates Report on Regional Boundaries for purpose of Consumers Implications To review the Report and associated papers No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
87 2004/05 Retirement Villages Association Ltd Submission on embedded networks Submission to NEMMCO paper on Exempt Distribution Networks supporting choice of electricity retailer for consumers - including the right to choose an exempt retailer in cases where the consumer’s village has become an embedded network. Yes $8,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
88 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Attending public forums and providing a submission to SCO on behalf of end users on regulating national framework. Submission on MCE's distribution and retail paper No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
89 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Review the report by Charles River associates and perform modelling, as appropriate, to quantify consumer impacts A submission to the Ministerial Council of Energy. Meetings with relevant policy-making authority/representative advocating the findings of the report for end users. Providing EUAA members with a briefing on the findings of the report. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
90 2004/05 Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd Community Empowerment #2 Community EmPOWERment workshops, with a specific focus on higher income households and air conditioning users. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
91 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Reliability standards submission Submission to AEMC Issues Paper on Comprehensive Review of Reliability Standards - to provide input into creating an optimum reliability standard from EUAA perspective. Yes $25,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
92 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Transgrid/EA Revised CAPEX submission Submission to ACCC re Transgrid & Energy Australia's application for revenue cap reset - regarding compliance, consistency, and the impact on end-users of any revisions. Yes $21,280 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
93 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Recommendations for building stronger consumer advocacy in NEM Submission to MCE advocating the new legal structure of the NEL provides the appropriate legislative support for end user funding arrangements and recommending a broader definition of energy advocacy. Yes $13,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
94 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia, Energy Action Group, Energy Markets Reform Forum, Electricity Consumers Coalition of South Australia and Energy Users Coalition of Victoria The Effect of Industry Structure on Generator Competition and End-User Prices in the NEM The applicants intend that the report arising from this project will be used by each sponsoring
organization to develop its understanding of the issues and to target its advocacy activities.
Yes $47,625 VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
95 2004/05 Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney Utilities Social Justice and Sustainability To advocate the interests of a specific group of end-users - domestic consumers in disadvantaged households. The results of the research will provide a tool for policy development for those advocating on behalf of domestic consumers No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
96 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia New National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Electricity Rules (NERs) To engage a lawyer/law firm to provide it with independent
expert legal assistance and advice.
Yes $32,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
97 2004/05 South Australian Council of Social Service Scoping on Vulnerable Consumers and NEM A scoping study to explore policy options to address the needs of small and vulnerable domestic consumers of electricity. No National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
98 2004/05 South Australian Council of Social Service Advocacy Coordinator To build on work to date and continue this support through the engagement of a full-time staff member for a period of two-years and overcome the problem of retaining expertise Withdrawn SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
99 2004/05 Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Researcher Salary and Costs To examine the implications of further integration with the National Electricity Market (“NEM”) for small end-users in metropolitan, regional, and rural Queensland. It will will also participate in relevant Ministerial Council of Energy (“MCE”) and Queensland Government consultations on electricity market reform, including through making written submissions in response to issues and discussion papers, and will examine the barriers to participation in the NEM for small end-users.
This project would therefore be carried out in the interests of, and in consultation with, household/residential users of electricity in metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland and/or community organisations that represent those consumers.
Yes $90,763 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
100 2004/05 Electricity Consumers Coalition of South Australia Market risk premium and equity beta Prepare a formal submission which provides support to ESCoSA for the maintenance of market risk premium and equity beta and to follow up with direct contact with the regulator of the findings underpinning the formal submission. Yes $6,000 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
101 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Response to Essential Service Commission of Victoria (ESCoV)16 Dec Issues Paper relating to the Electricity Distribution Price Review 2006-10 To reviewi the regulated revenue applying to the Victorian electricity distribution assets of TXU, AGL, PowerCor, CitiPower and Alint for setting new regulated revenue streams and to respond to the Issues Paper by 28 January 2005. No VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
102 2004/05 Energy Action Group Changes to the NEL in relation to implementing Merits Review Rights Submission to the Review of Decision Making in the Gas and Electricity Regulatory Framework, Discussion Paper - in particular the issue of implementing Merits Review Rights. Yes $18,500 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
103 2004/05 Energy Action Group Submission to the Productivity Commission draft Energy Efficiency Report and the MCE SCO Energy Efficiency work stream To examine the various options available under the Law and Rule to try and implement energy efficiency as a means of controlling load and load growth Yes $12,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
104 2004/05 Energy Action Group Submission to AGLE vs ESCoSA To show the allocation of some of the costs associated with the NEL and Rules and Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
105 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Barriers to demand side response (DSR) The primary purpose is to:
- prepare a draft and final submission to the MCE draft report
- develop an end user action plan
Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
106 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia EUAA submission to Review of Victorian Cross Ownership Rules Submission to the Victorian Government's Issues Paper on Cross Ownership Rules for the Energy Sector. concerned that the existing cross-ownership rules have not been allowed to apply to energy mergers, due to various exemptions that have been granted by the Victorian Government. The EUAA is not convinced that sole reliance on section 50 of the Trade Practices Act is sufficient to safeguard competition in energy markets and protect the long term interests of end-users. Yes $20,230 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
107 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Evaluation of ESC's Distribution Pricing Review Consultation Papers To participate in any public forums that the ESC conducts regarding the Consultants' reports Withdrawn National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
108 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia MCE National Framework Distribution and Retail Regulation Options Paper To ensure that the development of a national framework for distribution and retail considers and captures end users’ interests explicitly Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
109 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia A study to review energy efficiency To prepare a submission to the PC on their review of energy efficiency. It will also help to assess how the NEM should develop in this area Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
110 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia National Electricity Law Regulations and Memorandum of Understanding Tol use the legal advice provided by Phillips Fox to make submissions to the MCE/SCO Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
111 2004/05 Energy Markets Reform Forum, Electricity Consumers Coalition of South Australia, and Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Review and respond to MCE Options Papers to be issued March 2005 Submission to the MCE on Consumer Advocacy Options Paper. Covers issues of Distribution and retail electricity market options, Options for end user advocacy involvement in electricity market and Options for demand side responses in the national electricity market. Yes $35,000 VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
112 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Review of Victorian Cross Ownership Rules The aim of the advocacy is to ensure that the Victorian government is
made fully aware of the views of consumers, and of the likely impact of their decision.
Yes $21,000 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
113 2004/05 Alternative Technology Association Extension of funding for Application 36 Further advocacy activities to understand and relieve the issues impeding small renewable energy system owners negotiating grid connection to sytems. Yes $6,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
114 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Respond to Essential Services Commission of Victoria Electricity Distribution Price Review 2006-2010 Position Paper Submission to the ESCoV re Electricity Distribution Price Review. EUCV assesses that the applications from the five businesses will increase costs significantly above levels it considers necessary to provide the electricity distribution service. Yes $18,480 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
115 2004/05 South Australian Council of Social Service Respond to MCE SCO consultation paper "Consumer Advocacy" Submission to MCE SCO on Consumer Advocacy which discusses how the Energy Market Reform program to date is splitting these ‘best interests’ of residential consumers further into separately regulated, managed and resourced national and state activities. This submission then proposes a model for consumer advocacy in the NEM that attempts to overcome this fragmentation Yes $5,000 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
116 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Global grant for 4 projects Barriers to demand side response (105), Evaluation of ESC's Distribution Pricing Review Consultation Papers (107), MCE National Framework Distribution and Retail Regulation Options Paper (108), and a study to review energy efficiency (109) Yes $127,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
117 2004/05 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Respond to Essential Services Commission of Victoria Electricity Distribution Price Review 2006-2010 papers To make a submission to Victorian Government's EDPR Draft Decision. In addition there is a need to respond to the consultants’ reports and to the criticisms raised regarding them by the DBs, and to the DB responses to the draft decision. Yes $35,900 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
118 2004/05 Sustainable Focus Pty Ltd Research invariant users and their implications for pricing policy and demand To advocate on behalf of users who contribute relatively little to the peak load problem.
The researchers will advocate the interests of relatively invariant users
Yes $15,400 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
119 2004/05 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Disadvantage in the NEM: Improving market participation by disadvantaged households To document the links between disadvantage and exclusion from market participation, analyse the impact of proposed strategies for improving user
participation on disadvantaged customers and suggest revised or additional strategies improving user participate
Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
120 2004/05 The Shire of Campaspe An analysis of the effectiveness of the regulatory and policy mechanisms available to rural and regional communities to enhance or improve their electricity infrastructure To document the links between disadvantage and exclusion from market participation, analyse the impact of proposed strategies for improving user participation on disadvantaged customers & improve market participation by disadvantaged consumers. Yes $55,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
121 2004/05 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Licence compliance and enforcement To develope an understanding among consumers, industry and regulators of the key elements of an effective licencing regime for energy utilities. Yes $38,350 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
122 2004/05 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Funding for consumer advocates seminar re options paper on national retail and distribution regulatory regime. To enable consumer advocacy organisations to share information, identify areas of consensus and develop a joint response to the issues outlined in the Options Paper on the development of a national retail and distribution regulatory regime. Yes $8,150 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
123 2005/06 Total Environment Centre Fund a TEC NEM advocate for 12 months Funding for a fulltime NEM advocate to undertake a specific range of projects over a 12 month period. The advocate would focus on improving the balance between demand and supply through greater utilisation of DM in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The improved utilisation of DM would bring about greater efficiency and reduced electricity prices for end users while minimising greenhouse emissions. Yes $54,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
124 2004/05 Energy Action Group Seminar for advocacy organisations Cost of a one-day conference of organisations funded by the panel to identify areas of consensus in relation to advocacy for all consumer groups across the NEM. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
125 2004/05 Energy Action Group Investigate information technology costs for the market settlement and transfer system To investigate the costs and information technology requirements to run the current market settlement and transfer system (MSATS) across the NEM and outline of the costs and the various features of MSATS that impact on customers No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
126 2005/06 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Where is the consumer? The implications of legislative and regulatory reforms in the NEM for consumers To undertake a comparative review of the existing and proposed accountability mechanisms operating in the national electricity market at state and federal levels and the resulting impact of recent national regime changes upon consumers intrastate. Yes $62,571 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
127 2004/05 Alternative Technology Association Fund NEM advocate for 12 months To directly fund the position for Alternative Technology Association to employ an Energy policy Manager and will allow ATA to continue to engage in issues pertaining to distributed generation and demand side management by electricity consumers. Yes $37,730 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
128 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia NEM Electricity Reliability Standard Review To undertake quantitative analysis in order to give a basis for testing the economic sustainability of the percentage of unserved energy (currently 0.002%) Yes $47,210 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
129 2004/05 Energy Users Association of Australia Electricity contract harmonisation project help develop a more harmonised and standardised contract for the sale of electricity by retailers to contestable customers. by developing information manuals for end users involved in contracting for the supply of electricity, a report No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
130 2005/06 Energy Action Group Investigate legality of levies There is debate regarding the legality of the use of levies on consumers to fund aspects of the market. The applicant will seek advice on the legality of four levies and how they can be overturned Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
131 2004/05 Energy Response Pty Ltd Investigate impediments, legal issues and develop of DSR market To develop a market for DSR open to the majority of end users through a process of aggregation. Legal advise, web based portal to access DSR No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
132 2004/05 Electricity Consumers Coalition of South Australia Respond to ETSA appeal against ESCoSA final determination on price cap To examine the reasons behind the ETSA appeal, advocate to government and officials that the ESCoSA decision should not be varied and examine the reasons behind the cost allocation that led to increase in large consume tariffs No National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
133 2005/06 Australian Council of Social Service Fund NEM advocate for 12 months To carry out critical research and advocacy task, including establishing working relations with, and advocate to, the new Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC). Also there will be consultation with an array of low-income consumer groups and agencies that work with them in order to contribute to advocacy regarding the impact of reforms on low-income consumers. Yes $122,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
134 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Demand Side Response to NEMMCO Reserve Trader Tender To quantify the potential for small consumer DSR and how the dispatch of likely aggregated parcels of this DSR would affect the orderly market processes. Yes $40,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
135 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Three projects from 2005/2006 work program - MCE transmission Policy Statement, MCE Market Development Program and AER Review of Energy Network Regulation To participate in NEM related policy and regulatory issues of relevance to end users and thereby to make regular, comprehensive and sound input on these matters for the benefit of its members and other end users Yes $50,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
136 2005/06 Energy Action Group Fund Utilities Advocate newsletter Research, critical analysis and reporting on developments, issues, points of interest in the NEM and its jurisdictions from the perspective of small end users. Ongoing forum for small end users No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
137 2005/06 Energy Action Group Review NEM FRC IT system arrangements and costs To participate in the ESC "end to end" project and make an original submission to the
MCE on the current MSATS arrangements. Focus on highlighting the strengths and deficiencies in the publicly available information
No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
138 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to MCE Issues Paper on national regulatory framework To attend public meetings and to engage a consultant in order to prepare a submission to SCO on the issues paper from the perspective of end-users. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
139 2005/06 Trans Tasman Energy Group Review street lighting inclusion in Regulated Asset Base To seek legal advice regarding public lighting property, rights or liabilities and implications of agreements existing with the SECV prior to privatisation and their impact on the value of the assets. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
140 2005/06 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Advocacy on the Effect of Industry Structure on Generator Competition and End-User Prices in the NEM The applicant seeks funding for the cost of a series of meetings with Ministers, senior policy-makers and regulators across the NEM. Yes $19,495 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
141 2005/06 Property Council of Australia Investigate barriers to DSM in high rise accommodation facilities To survey of consumers (high rise accommodation facilities) to identify barriers to implementing DSM Yes $52,640 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
142 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Develop market framework and rules for DSR for large consumers To investigate the impact on the NEM and the NER of mechanisms that will allow DSR to be bid directly into the pool either through a central facility or through other mechanisms. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
143 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Develop market framework and rules for DSR for residential and SME consumers To investigate the impact on the NEM and the NER of mechanisms that will allow DSR to be bid directly into the pool either through a central facility or through other mechanisms No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
144 2005/06 Energy Action Group AEMC initial consultation - review of the electricity transmission revenue and pricing rules Submission to the AEMC Initial Consultation Scoping Paper Review of the Electricity Transmission Revenue and Pricing Rules. Beneficiaries of this project include Transmission companies and generators who may bee constrained off during periods of high energy flows across the transmission system. Yes $5,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
145 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Participate in NEMMCO Wind Energy Industry Reference Group To nominate a representative of end users to the WEIRG. The purpose of WEIRG is to provide industry input and advice to NEMMCO on semi-dispatch, short term variations and large swings coping arrangements for wind powered generation Yes $19,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
146 2005/06 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Research pre-payment meter use in Tasmania To research the use of pre-payment meters (PPM) by domestic end-users in Tasmania. The project will employ both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to investigate the nature and use of PPM. Yes $27,000 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
147 2005/06 Energy Action Group Funding to cover administration and operation costs for two years To cover the next two years of the organisation's administration and operations in terms of enabling the employment of three part-time positions to undertake advocacy, administration, research, education, networking and information functions No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
148 2005/06 Major Energy Consumers Inc. Funding of NEM specialist for three years The proposed advocacy will be to all of the managing and regulating entities of the NEM No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
149 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Facilitating end user advocacy and capacity building - Building EUAA in-house database and intellectual capability.
- Assist other EUAA policy and regulatory
- Analysis
- Provide background data and analysis to submissions
- Interact with and provide advice to end users
No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
150 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia ESC distribution business pricing review appeal To have lawyers and an economist review the ESC's Final Determination on distribution prices in order to provide advice as to whether there are grounds on which to appeal the decision and to have experts review the appeal by distribution busniesses No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
151 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Assess the impact of network price and revenue determinations on end users A detailed report on the financial and service performance of electricity network owners. A better understanding of how network owners translate revenue/price Determinations into tariffs. Simplify tariff setting processes No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
152 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Work on network connection agreements and network service agreements with NSPs and end users The EUAA proposes developing a model for network connection agreements that better suits end users as EUAA members have expressed concern regarding the complexity and difficulties faced in negotiating connection agreements with NSPs. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
153 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Develop end-user performance indicators for the Snowy constraint pricing trial derogation To develop a set of performance indicators to measure the success of the Snowy trial that capture the interests of end users. Yes $27,125 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
154 2005/06 Energy Action Group Participate in the ESCoV end-to-end customer transfer paper and FRC It system To understand, as far as is practicable, the processes involved in FRC and the associated costs to date. Advocacy will take place through a submission to the ESCOV, attendance at workshops and direct representation to the ESCOV. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
155 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to AEMC transmission revenue and pricing issues papers to be released October 2005 To make a submission to both the AEMC Transmission Revenue Requirements Issues Paper and Transmission Pricing Issues Paper. This the second part of a 15 month consultation process on Transmission Rules, Revenue and Pricing. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
156 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to AER regulatory accounting methodologies position paper, Sept 2005 A submission by John Dick. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
157 2005/06 Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy Review potential for self generation in the NEM and barriers to it To establish the extent of potential self generation in the NEM and the impediments to it and to propose changes to the NER to create equality for self generators. advocacy will be to the MCE and Rule changes would be to the AEMC. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
158 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to SCO Issues Paper on development of a national framework for distribution and retailing regulation To respond to SCO on its Issues Paper. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
159 2005/06 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Review of decision-making in the gas and electricity regulatory frameworks To respond to the MCE on its discussion paper released 10/10/05 seeking submissions on the ability of an aggrieved party to require a merits review of a decision of a regulator, in particular the AER. Yes $14,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
160 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Prospects of an appeal against ESCoV Final determination To establish the legal grounds for an Appeal on the ESC Final 2006-2010 Distribution Business Price Determination. The EUAA has identified a number of areas were the Final Decision may be considered 'biased' against end users. Yes $7,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
161 2005/06 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Respond to AEMC transmission revenue paper issued October 2005 To respond to the AEMC on its transmission revenue paper issued as part of its review of the electricity transmission revenue and pricing Rules. Yes $21,120 VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
162 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Funding of NEM specialist for three years The proposed advocacy work will be with all of those organisations involved in the managing and regulating the electricity market and to employ a full time representative to provide sound advocacy on their behalf in the forums noted above Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
163 2005/06 Total Environment Centre Environmental interface project To analyse the interaction between the NEM and the environmental obligations proposed for regulation as Jurisdictional Directions under the national framework. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
164 2005/06 Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Capacity building for the panel-funded advocate through attendance at energy conference For the advocate to attend the 4th Annual Queensland Power and Gas Conference, 27/2/06 to 2/3/06. Information on the conference is attached Yes $3,295 Electricity Advocacy Electricity
165 2005/06 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Respond to AEMC issues paper on transmission pricing To respond to the AEMC issues paper relating to transmission pricing and to ensure that end-users interests are presented on this issue with a view to retaining or enhancing those interests. Yes $21,120 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
166 2005/06 Queensland Consumers Association Research consumer issues involved in FRC in the Queensland electricity market To identify and examine the key consumer issues involved in implementing FRC and to provide a framework and recommendation for addressing those issues in Queensland. Yes $10,709 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
167 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission to AEMC on its review of the regulatory test principles To make a submission to the AEMC in relation to its consideration of the Rule change proposed by the MCE in order to implement new regulatory test principles. Yes $38,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
168 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Powerlink revenue determination by AER To make submissions to the AER's reset of the Powerlink revenue allowance for 2007/8 to 2011/12 and to set out the impact of Powerlink's application on a "typical" customer in a range of customer classes Yes $65,520 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
169 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Tasmania's entry to the NEM and capacity building among business users in Tasmania To provide information Tasmanian business end-users can utilise to better understand the NEM, the NEL and the NER and their impact at the retail level and consider the competitive conditions facing Tasmanian users and assess how conditions can be improved No TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
170 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Continue involvement in AEMC electricity transmission revenue and pricing review To participate in the balance of the review process during 2006. The balance of the process includes public hearings, submissions on proposed Rules, and pre-determination hearings. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
171 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to AEMC on proposed Rule changes for advocacy, regulatory test, regional boundaries and Snowy regional boundary To review the proposed changes and, if needed, respond on behalf of end-users to the AEMC on its consideration of rule changes for the Advocacy Panel, the regulatory test, regional boundaries and Snowy regional boundary. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
172 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to AER paper on pass through and revenue cap re-opening The purpose of the project is to respond to the AER pass through and re-opener paper issued 21/12/05. The applicant advises that the matter is of great interest to end-users as they pay the bulk of transmission network revenues. Yes $14,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
173 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to AEMC Issue Paper on enforcement & compliance with technical standards under the NER To respond to the AEMC Issues Paper by the due date of 27/3/06. The paper seeks comment to inform the AEMC on issues that may be relevant to the review and to guide the AEMC in the consideration of the issues. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
174 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to AEMC on Advocacy Panel Rule change the EUAA and EAG will utilise the legal advice and drafting to directly advocate to the AEMC. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
175 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to AEMC on Rules change to last resort planner powers Participate in the AEMC formal Rule change process Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
176 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Undertake advocacy on MCE SCO review of decision making by AER Advocacy through meetings and the media regarding the MCE-SCO Review of Decision-Making in the Gas and Electricity Regulatory Frameworks. This is to address the balance of views after media statements and lobbying from regulated business interests. The EUAA and EAG will conduct face-to-face meetings with MCE, SCO representatives and other stakeholders to ensure that end-user views are properly considered. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
177 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Network service and connection agreements in Queensland The applicant proposes to engage consultants to review present experience in Queensland with network agreements, seek proposals for improvement and review the NER to seek improvements that will benefit end-users Yes $52,500 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
178 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Review of end-user implications of proposed sale of Snowy Hydro scheme To review the competition aspects of the proposed sale of Snowy and the potential impact on the NEM and end-users. It notes that the strategic location of Snowy Hydro within the NEM could potentially impact power prices. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
179 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Assessment of the performance of reserve capacity in the NEM over summer 2006 The project is to produce an assessment of the performance of the NEMMCO reserve trader
contracts in the Vic/SA region this summer. A report to end uers would be the main output
Withdrawn VIC,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
180 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia MCE gas market development & ACCC authorisation of PNG gas To assist end-user representatives have input to the wholesale market working group of the gas market leaders group and to the ACCC's draft determination on joint marketing of PNG gas. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
181 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Proposal to retain consultants for NEM based advocacy work The funding would be used to allow the EUAA to retain a consultant(s) to undertake a variety of work related to the Panel's funding criteria. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
182 2005/06 Mark Grenning Provide technical and economic advice to end-user representatives on Reliability Panel To get independent expert advice on the complex and detailed technical matters before the Panel and meet with and discuss Panel matters with end users Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
183 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to AEMC on enforcement and compliance with technical standards under the NER The purpose of the project is to respond to the AEMC Issues Paper by the due date of 27/3/06. The paper seeks comment to inform the AEMC on issues that may be relevant to the review and to guide the AEMC in the consideration of the issues. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
184 2005/06 Total Environment Centre Develop issues paper on jurisdictional directions The purpose of the project is to enable the applicant to participate in the PowerLInk reset review to be conducted by the AER. Yes $37,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
185 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to AER on revenue determinations for transmission network, especially Powerlink Participate in the PowerLInk reset review to be conducted by the AER. The project will involve an issues paper by the AER, consideration of the PowerLink application, a draft determination. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
186 2005/06 Energy Action Group Respond to Reliability Panel review of reliability criteria EAG wishes to make submissions to both the draft AEMC Reliability Panel discussion paper and the final discussion paper. EAG also proposes to make submissions to the 2006 and 2007 VoLL reviews. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
187 2005/06 Consumer Law Centre Victoria Continue NEM project through network coordination, communication and conferences The Project will facilitate communication and collaboration among NEM Network members, identifying appropriate areas for joint submissions, convening discussions and facilitating information sharing and decisions for the benefit of NEM Network members. Yes $42,353 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
188 2005/06 Energy Users Coalition of Victoria Fund travel costs for D Headberry as a member of the AEMC's Transmission Prescribed Services and Negotiated Transmission Services Working Group Travel costs for consultant David Headbury in his work representing EUCV and ECCSA at the EMC's Transmission Prescribed Services and Negotiated Transmission Services Working Group Withdrawn VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
189 2005/06 Major Employers Group Tasmania Develop response to the AEMC Draft Rule on transmission revenue and attend conference To ensure that consumer interests are well presented to the AEMC, and the current rights of consumers are maintained or enhanced as a result of the review by the AEMC Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
190 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to National Electricity Amendment (Economic Regulation of Transmission Services) Rule 2006 To engage Marsden Jacobs Associates to respond to the Draft Rule. MJA prepared earlier submissions on this review for the EUAA. Yes $25,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
191 2005/06 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Workshop on AEMC Review of the electricity transmission revenue and pricing rules: identifying the issues and impacts on small end-users The purpose of the project is to hold a seminar in Sydney on 29/3/2006 in order to discuss and develop positions on the AEMC draft rule proposal on transmission revenue and pricing. Yes $4,192 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
192 2005/06 Australian Council of Social Service Attend course on “Fundamentals of the Australian Competitive Electricity Industry” Attending course by ACSS - on "Fundamentals of the Australian Competitive Electricity Industry" Yes $2,900 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
193 2005/06 Alternative Technology Association Continued funding for representation and advocacy for small-scale renewable energy in the NEM The application seeks funding for the ATA's energy policy manager to work on NEM issues for a six month period. The project includes continued advocacy, representation and information dissemination Yes $24,064 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
194 2005/06 City of Greater Bendigo Transmission equalisation adjustment type scheme retention strategy Investigate the basis for the establishment and operation of the Transmission Equalisation Adjustment (TEA) initiative and quantify the impact of the TEA scheme for Central Victorian demand tariff businesses Yes $75,000.00 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
195 2005/06 Total Environment Centre Fund NEM advocate and a project manager The purpose of the project is to continue the engagement of a 3 day per week advocate (presently funded by the Panel) and to fund a project manager Yes $111,653 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
196 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc AEMC transmission pricing and revenue review - participate in 2006 pricing review process The MEU proposes to participate in the AEMC transmission pricing review by making a submission on the options paper yet to be released and attending public hearings Yes $83,860 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
197 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to Reliability Panel May 2006 Comprehensive Reliability Review paper Submission to Reliability Panel review of the NEM reliability standard, the Tasmanian reliability and frequency standards, VOLL and the reliability safety net. MEU proposes to respond to the issues paper and to attend and present at the 27/7/06 forum. The response will include an analysis of international experience on reliability of supply issues. Yes $50,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
198 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Amendment to the National Electricity Law Regulations & Rules The legal advice will focus on the legal implications of the transfer of economic regulation of distribution to the AER and AEMC, the proposed limited merits review model and consumer advocacy. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
199 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Input into the MCE Demand Side Response Effectiveness Review To develop a DSR end user action plan and to contribute to the policy and regulatory issues associated with the DSR project. The project will include an end user education element to facilitate greater involvement by end users in DSR. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
200 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to Reliability Panel May 2006 Comprehensive Reliability Review paper reviewing the NEM reliability standard, the Tasmanian reliability and frequency standards, VOLL and the reliability safety net. to engage a consultant to review the issues paper, participate in the consultation phase and review the RP's draft decision No TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
201 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Review of end user implications of Queensland Government energy reforms Review the implications for the NEM and end users of the Qld government's proposal for the sale of the retail businesses, evaluate the likely outcome of the proposal, outline options for improving the level of competition No QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
202 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to AEMC imminent draft report on congestion management The applicant proposes to review the March 2006 AEMC issues paper and responses to it and then respond to the draft report and Rules. Yes $22,100 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
203 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Impact of Snowy Hydro bidding and other market conduct To assess the bidding and market conduct of the Snowy scheme and its impact on end users, evaluate the impact of the proposed sale of Snowy,report on the findings and outline options to deal with problems. Will advocate its report to governments No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
204 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Review MCE legislative and Rule amendments on end user advocacy To respond to the MCE's exposure draft and proposed legislative and Rule changes. Advocacy will be to the MCE and SCO. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
205 2005/06 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond to MCE decision to transfer economic regulation of distribution to the AER and AEMC To engage consultants to review and comment on the transfer of distribution regulation to the AER and AEMC which will be part of the 2006 legislative package to be issued in draft form by the MCE in July 06. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
206 2005/06 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Participate in the CUAC Rural Energy Consumers Forum Attend the CUAC forum on Rural Energy Consumers to enhance understanding of the various issues facing rural energy consumers. Yes $2,860 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
207 2005/06 Consumer Law Centre Victoria NEM Network capacity building project The purpose of the project is to continue and to develop the NEM network that has been built up over the past two years. The Network permits consultation and co-ordination between advocates and provides training in NEM issues. Yes $87,377 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
208 2005/06 Consumer Law Centre Victoria NEM consumer protection advocacy kit The purpose of the project is develop a background paper on energy specific consumer protections and generalist protections that apply in the NEM Yes $18,000 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
209 2005/06 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre NEM capacity building - master classes for consumer advocacy organisations To conduct 5 seminars designed to educate advocates on various aspects of the structure and operation of the NEM with a view to enabling the advocates to better understand the impact of the NEM on consumers. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
210 2005/06 Griffith University Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Continuation of funding to build research and advocacy capacity The project will continue to examine issues relevant to the NEM as a whole Yes $121,170 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
211 2005/06 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Continuation of funding for electricity consumer research and advocacy project The project will continue the work of the current Panel-funded project which carries out research and advocacy on behalf of Tasmania en-users. Yes $33,055 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
212 2005/06 Major Energy Users Inc Develop response to the AEMC Draft Rule on transmission revenue and attend conference Continue to employ a policy officer/advocate to stay abreast of developments and changes to the National Electricity Law and Rules, national distribution and retail regulation arrangements, related local jurisdictional issues and in general, in the rapidly changing national energy market environment. Yes $26,800 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
213 2006/07 Griffith University Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Implementation of FRC for electricity in Queensland The ECC will over the next few months consult on draft legislation, draft energy code, uniform tariff CSO mechanism and dispute resolution. Yes $50,165 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
214 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission to Energy Reform Implementation Group issues paper of July 2006 The EUAA wishes to appoint consultants to provide advice on key questions and issues from the issues paper and to assist in developing a response. Yes $23,952 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
215 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Submission to Energy Reform Implementation Group issues paper of July 2006 The Energy Reform Implementation Group was formed by COAG in Feb 2006. Its objective is to report to COAG by end 2006 with detailed implementation arrangements Yes $23,463 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
216 2006/07 Alternative Technology Association Participate in "Fundamentals of the Australian Competitive Electricity Industry" training course The applicant's energy policy manager, Brad Shone, is seeking funding for air fares and course fee to attend the 'Fundamentals' course in October 2006. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
217 2006/07 Victorian Farmers Federation Energy services for intensive agricultural enterprises The project will thus focus on the present adequacy of and future needs in relation to energy for intensive agricultural purposes. No VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
218 2006/07 Consumer Action Law Centre NEM Network co-ordinator and researcher For a staff member who will co-ordinate the existing NEM Network, organise three roundtable meetings for NEM Network advocates, develop a consumer protection kit and write at least three submissions on NEM issues Yes $30,660 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
219 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Submission to Reliability Panel on reliability options and forward capacity markets The RP has indicated it is interested in receiving further material on the approach suggested by the MEU. The applicant seeks funding to carry out this additional work. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
220 2006/07 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Master classes for consumer advocacy organisations To update a retail protection code Comparison Document prepared in 2003 under a Panel-funded project (14). Yes $12,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
221 2006/07 Consumer Action Law Centre Harmonisation of retail codes in the NEM The applicant seeks funding to update a retail protection code Comparison Document prepared in 2003 under a Panel-funded project (14). Yes $10,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
222 2006/07 South Australian Council of Social Service Employ NEM policy officer/advocate Employ on a part-time basis (.7 EFT) a policy officer/advocate to concentrate on National Electricity Law, NER and NEM issues generally and to represent Yes $41,500 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
223 2006/07 Alternative Technology Association Continued representation and advocacy for small-scale renewable energy in the NEM The applicant seeks funding for the position of Energy Policy Manager within its organisation. The applicant proposes to advocate on the issue of the impact of the NEM on small distributed generation systems. Yes $22,464 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
224 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Funding of NEM specialist staff position Refunding of an existing full-time position within the EUAA as a NEM specialist to focus on NEM issues relevant to end-users and to improve end-user outcomes from the NEM. The person would also be responsible for directing the NEM related work of 2 other people within the EUAA our Manager, Policy & Regulation and our Energy Analyst and assisting in their NEM related development. Yes $87,711 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
225 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia COAG Energy Reform Implementation Group review of the energy market - assistance with further submissions respond to the ERIG draft report, ERIG consultant's reports on the quantitative aspects of various policy options and provide additional information to ERIG on issues such as the impact of reforms on business users and investment decision making. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
226 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Amendments to the National Electricity Law, Regulations and Rules The applicant wishes to appoint lawyers and a technical expert with expertise in regulation of distribution businesses to prepare a response to the MCE's 2006 legislative package to be issued some time early in 2007. The advocacy will be to the MCE. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
227 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Transgrid development of supply to the Newcastle-Wollongong area Transgrid has submitted an application for a new large transmission network asset to address emerging transmission constraints in the Newcastle/Sydney/ Wollongong area. The applicant wishes to appoint consultants to provide advice No NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
228 2006/07 University of Ballarat, School of Science and Engineering Empowering Rural Energy Consumers through Embedded Renewable Energy: Addressing the social and behavioural impediments and opportunities associated with embedded renewable energy generation in central and western Victoria Rural and regional communities often experience the limits of the grid connected power supply. Support the advocacy of end users interests. Enhance the negotiating position of rural consumers. Document the experiences and views and understanding. Withdrawn VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
229 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc COAG Energy Reform Implementation Group review of the energy market - respond to November 2006 draft report The purpose of the project is to respond to ERIG on its draft report to be issued 7/11/06, particularly in relation to the topics of market structure, transmission, and financial markets.
The advocacy will be a written response to ERIG
No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
230 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to AER on development of regulations for the economic regulation of transmission services To make submissions to the AER either in response to it publishing an issues paper or the issuing of transitional guidelines to be used when applying the AEMC's final (yet to be issued) Rule on setting the revenues for TNSPs No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
231 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to MCE Bulletin 71 re 2006 legislative package The bulletin covers the need for consumer responses over a wide range of issues involving electricity and gas. Most of the issues directly impact NEM related issues and the others involve the harmonisation of electricity and gas access regimes Yes $20,400 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
232 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia COAG Energy Reform Implementation Group - respond to discussion paper Access to specialist consultant assistance in order to respond to preparing a response to the Energy Reform Implementation Group's (ERIG) draft report. This is a crucial document for the future of energy reform and its eventual recommendations will be dealt with by COAG. Strong advocacy is required on the behalf of end users to address the areas identified and counter arguments advanced by a well resourced supply side. Yes $39,900 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
233 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc COAG Energy Reform Implementation Group - respond to discussion paper The purpose of the project is to respond to ERIG on its draft report issued 17/11/06, particularly in relation to the topics of market structure, transmission, and financial markets. Yes $20,520 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
234 2006/07 University of Ballarat, School of Science and Engineering Empowering Rural Energy Consumers through Embedded Renewable Energy: Improving electricity market outcomes through addressing the impediments and opportunities associated with embedded renewable energy generation in central and western Victoria Grid connected rural and regional communities are participants in the Australian energy market, and yet it is evident that along with low income consumers, rural consumers benefit least from electricity market reform Withdrawn VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
235 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to EMR Bulletin 76 Retail Policy Working Group Working Paper No 2 The bulletin covers the need for consumer responses over a specific range of issues involving
electricity distribution.
Yes $18,360 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
236 2006/07 Consumer Action Law Centre Travel costs for attendance at the MCE's Retail Policy Working Group Stakeholder Reference Group meetings The applicants have each nominated a representative to the MCE's Retail Policy Working Group Stakeholder Reference Group to represent domestic consumers. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
237 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Amendments to the National Electricity Law Review an exposure draft of legislation designed to amend the National Electricity Law to enable the transfer of economic regulation of distribution to the AERand to implement a limited form of merits review for specified economic regulatory decisions Yes $15,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
238 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Review of AER guidelines for electricity transmission revenue reset Participate in the review of the AER's proposed guidelines for electricity transmission pricing, a further set of guidelines to those covered in application 238. Yes $31,280 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
239 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc VENCorp/SPI Powernet revenue reset review 2007 This application is for funds for the MEU to provide input into the AER processes for setting the VENCorp/PowerNet revenue cap. The core aspects are to provide submissions to the application, the consultants report and the draft decision. Yes $39,840 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
240 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Additional funding for project 168 To make submissions to the AER's reset of the Powerlink revenue allowance for 2007/8 to 2011/12. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
241 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Respond on the proposed swap of generation assets between AGL Energy and TRUenergy To engage an external expert to assist its staff in preparing a submission to the ACCC which is conducting an informal review of the proposed asset swap Yes $7,200 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
242 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Revenue determination for SPAusNet 2008/2013 To make submissions on the application for a revenue determination, the review of opex and capex by the AER’s consultant and the AER draft decision. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
243 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia WACC Parameters Rule change - economic analysis Propose to the AEMC a change to Chapter 6 of the NER that will challenge the current level of two key parameters used in setting the Weighted Average Cost of capital (WACC) i.e. effectively the profit margin for distributors. The parameters are the Equity Beta which is set at 1.0 and Market Risk Premium of 6.0%. The EUAA argues that these levels are too high and therefore end-users of electricity are paying too much for distribution charges. Yes $34,000 National,WA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
244 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to Reliability Panel's March 2007 report To respond to a report which the Reliability Panel (RP) is expected to issue on 15 March 2007 with a deadline for responses of 19 April. This will include analysis to ensure that the approaches suggested by the RP are both feasible for the NEM and that they will not negatively impact on consumers. Yes $18,144 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
245 2006/07 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Electricity consumer research and advocacy 2007/2008 Represent low income and disadvantaged domestic end-users in Tasmania on NEM issues through the continued employment of a policy officer/advocate. Yes $34,378 National,TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
246 2006/07 Alternative Technology Association Continue representation and advocacy for renewable energy micro-generation in the NEM To enable ATA to engage in the energy market reform process and advocate for the needs of proponents of small scale renewable energy systems. Yes $46,726 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
247 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to AEMC Congestion Management Direction The MEU proposes to respond to the Directions paper through a submission to the AEMC. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
248 2006/07 Total Environment Centre Employment of a NEM advocate and a project manager To represent residential electricity consumers by advocating for improved demand side participation, greater efficiency, improved access for renewable energy and a more sustainable NEM. Yes $65,160 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
249 2006/07 Consumer Action Law Centre NEM Network coordinator and researcher 2007/08 Continue the project for a further 12 months from 1 July 2007 until 30 June 2008, focusing particularly on building small-end consumer involvement in the continued national energy reform program Yes $152,488 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
250 2006/07 South Australian Council of Social Service NEM Advocacy Resource Project 2007/08 Continue to employ a policy officer/advocate to stay abreast of developments and changes to the National Electricity Law and Rules, Yes $25,896 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
251 2006/07 Griffith University Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Advocacy and research for Queensland small end-users 2007/08 Continue the work of projects 99 and 210 in examining the implications for small-users of Queensland�s entry into the NEM. The project includes advocacy and research and will focus on responding to relevant national and state consultations on NEM issues, reviewing the introduction of FRC in Queensland, capacity building among small end-users and undertaking relevant research and liaison. Yes $138,678 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
252 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Re-funding of staff advocacy position for 2007/08 Continue the work of projects 25 and 224 by funding the position of NEM Specialist within the EUAA. Comtinuing extensive range of advocacy work on the NEM, including submissions on all significant reviews and inquiries, attending and presenting at public forums, working on NEM-related panels and committees, analysing and responding to various NEM events, analysis and monitoring of the NEM and NEM prices, and informing its members about the NEM and its impacts. Yes $136,828 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
253 2006/07 Energy Action Group Residential energy consumers capacity building program 2007/08 The purpose of the project is to examine and report on suitable arrangements to run a national consumer advocacy program and to fund research to see whether specific advocacy programs can be developed for residential consumers. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
254 2006/07 Australian Council of Social Service NEM advocate for 2007/08 Yes $121,770 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
255 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Revenue determination for ElectraNET 2008/2013 The project seeks funding to make submissions on the AER’s review of ElectraNet’s revenue allowance for 2008/9 to 2013/14 which is to commence in May 2007. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
256 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc AER Pricing Methodology Guidelines for Electricity Transmission Pricing Prepare written responses to the AER Pricing Methodology Guidelines for Electricity Transmission Pricing - for both the initial request for input and in the finalisation of the guidelines. Personal representation to bring home customer views to the AER is also included, as the AER has already consulted a number of the network businesses in developing the guidelines. Yes $22,976 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
257 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc EMR Bulletin 84 - National Electricity Rules - Distribution revenue and pricing Prepare written responses to the MCE on both elements on Bulletin #84 - n exposure draft of new Rules for the national regulation of distribution and retail activities covering both gas and electricity; and an NERA report reviewing incentives for distributed generation and demand-side response. Personal representation to bring home customer views to the MCE is also included, such as in the presentation of the issues in Bulletin #84 at the public forum on 11 may 2007. Yes $20,960 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
258 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia EMR Bulletin 84 - National Electricity Rules - Distribution revenue and pricing Prepare written responses to the MCE on both elements on Bulletin #84 - exposure draft of new Rules for the national regulation of distribution and retail activities covering both gas and electricity; and an NERA report reviewing incentives for distributed generation and demand-side response. Personal representation to bring home customer views to the MCE is also included, such as in the presentation of the issues in Bulletin #84 at the public forum on 11 may 2007 Yes $20,960 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
259 2006/07 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Airfares for National Consumer Roundtable to meet with RPWG on composite paper Airfares for members of the National Consumer Roundtable to meet with Retail Pricing Working Group ) to discuss its composite paper on the nature, structure and content of the proposed customer protection framework for energy retail and distribution. Withdrawn Electricity Advocacy Electricity
260 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Additional funding for project 116 This application is for additional funds to cover the excess of the actual cost of the report on Barriers to DSR over the funds made available under project 116 Yes $9,712 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
261 2006/07 Energy Users Association of Australia Investigation of high prices in the NEM - causes, consequences and responses Undertake an analysis of recent movements in demand, supply, and the price of electricity due to recent price increases may not be entirely explained by factors such as water shortages, generator availability, demand for power & Carbon Tax Yes $34,960 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
262 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Revenue determination for ElectraNET 2008/2013 This application is for funds for the ECCSA/MEU to provide input into the AER processes for setting the ElectraNet revenue cap. The core aspects are to provide submissions to the application, the consultants report and the draft decision. Yes $38,288 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
263 2006/07 Major Energy Users Inc Submission to Owen Inquiry into Electricity Supply in NSW Enquiry into
1. The need and timing for base load generation in NSW to ensure system security and competitively priced generation
2. Options for base load generation
3. Timing and feasibility of technologies available
Yes $25,968 NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
264 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia The future for gas-fired generation and impacts on energy users intends to examine the short to long-term impacts on large electricity users of the increased reliance on gas-fired generation to meet demand in the context of the current high prices in the NEM and future market conditions Yes $50,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
265 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Technical advice on NEMMCO, Victorian Government and AER reports on January 2007 blackouts To engage a technical expert to review the NEMMCO, AER, and Victorian Government reports on the blackout of 16 January in order to identify issues on which to advocate. No National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
266 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Technical assessment of AER review of transmission service standards To respond to the Issues Paper, the draft determination and the final determination. Yes $46,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
267 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia The underlying cost drivers of generation in the NEM To identify the underlying costs of generation in order than large end-users can be better informed in their negotiations for power contracts No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
268 2007/08 Energy Action Group Standing offer/price caps The purpose of the project is to review the methodology used by jurisdictional regulators when determining standing offer prices and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the processes. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
269 2007/08 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Distributed generation: Removing the barriers to efficient network investments made by consumers A research project which will build knowledge about existing regulatory barriers to efficient investment in distributed generation from the perspective of rural users and networks. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
270 2007/08 Consumer Action Law Centre Consumers' experience of energy marketing: a case study report To prepare a report on consumers’ experiences with energy retailing and to provide that report to the AEMC for the purposes of its competition review and to the MCE in relation to Rules on gas marketing. Yes $22,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
271 2007/08 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Expert forum on electricity pricing Proposal of a forum to:
1. Deregulated electricity markets
2. Network pricing options;
3. Retail pricing issues;
4. A model of retail pricing principles; and
5. The role of demand side response in the electricity market
No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
272 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc Reliability Panel's 2nd Interim report To respond to the Reliability Panel’s report. Yes $23,900 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
273 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc AER Guidelines for Regulatory Test version 3 To respond to the AER’s proposal as RT determines whether an augmentation is efficient and prudent prior to it being incorporated into the regulated asset base and then recovered from end-users through use of system charges. Yes $14,112 Electricity Advocacy Electricity
274 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc National distribution network connection and planning review The applicant proposes to respond to a paper to be issued by SCO in mid-August. The applicant advises that SCO intends to issue a discussion paper on electricity distribution network planning and consumer connections. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
275 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc National transmission planner review by AEMC The development of a detailed implementation plan for the national transmission planning function Yes No
276 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia National transmission planner review by AEMC To conduct an economic and technical assessment of the issues associated with the establishment of a national transmission planner and the development of a consistent national framework for network security and reliability issues. Yes $28,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
277 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia National distribution network connection and planning review To respond to a paper to be issued by SCO in mid-August. The applicant advises that SCO intends to issue a discussion paper on electricity distribution network planning and consumer connections Yes $23,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
278 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Implications for end-users of the increasing concentration and vertical integration of the NEM To identify and evaluate the implications for end-users of the increasing concentration and vertical integration in the NEM and its effects on the level of competition. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
279 2007/08 Total Environment Centre Capacity and cost-effectiveness of demand management in the NEM Analysis of the potential for demand management (DM) in areas of network, interconnector and generation constraints across the NEM; A modelling of the impacts of the full utilisation of DM potential on electricity supply costs and end-user prices. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
280 2007/08 Total Environment Centre Price Caps, Total Productivity Factor, Building Blocks and Revenue Caps - which better encourages more efficient use of electricity in the long term interests of electricity consumers To produce a report which compares revenue caps and pricing caps as a form of regulatory control by considering their impact on demand management, end-user consumption and prices and the balance between network costs and network revenue. Yes $42,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
281 2007/08 Energy Action Group Residential energy consumers capacity building program to examine and report on suitable arrangements to run a national consumer advocacy program and a project specific programmes for less than 160 MWh and 10 TJ residential consumers is possible across the NEM and the disparate state gas markets. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
282 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc SCO Issues Paper on the proposed structure of the Australian Energy Market Operator The paper relates to the role and structure of the Australian Energy Market Operator which is to absorb the duties of NEMMCO and other bodies involved with planning functions within the gas and electricity markets. Yes $8,400 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
283 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc AEMC congestion management - respond to draft decision To respond to the AEMC’s Congestion Management Review (CMR) Draft Report. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
284 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Research a competitive market structure for retail and generation in New South Wales to engage a consultant to examine the relationship of the impact of industry structure in NSW on competitive electricity prices in the context of the Owen Inquiry report and to propose a structure that will result in a competitive market structure. Yes $25,500 NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
285 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia WACC Parameters Rule change seek approval to proceed with the second stage of the project – the Rule change application Yes $35,300 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
286 2007/08 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Distributed generation : testing the impact of recommended regulation and Rule change To find DG projects whose facts can then be used to test the recommendations made by NERA Yes Yes National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
287 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc Review of guidelines for the NSW distribution transitional review by the AER To respond to the AER on both papers with submissions for consultation Yes $11,088 NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
288 2007/08 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales NEM advocacy and capacity building to represent ethnic communities The purpose of the project is to fund Joyce Fu as the advocate for two days per week in order to represent both domestic and small business consumers with non-English speaking backgrounds in NEM advocacy. No National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
289 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia AEMC review of demand side participation in the NEM Engage consultants to advise EUAA and enable it to be involved in the AEMC's review to assess demand side participation in the NEM. Yes Electricity Advocacy Electricity
290 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc AER review of guidelines for distribution and service target performance To respond to two issues papers issued by the AER on 30 November – the distribution guidelines, models and schemes and the development of a service target performance scheme Yes $20,160 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
291 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service National Energy Consumers Conference August 2008 The project is a two-day conference involving energy consumers, consumer advocates, industry representatives, and related parties such as ombudsmen and government. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
292 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service Professional development for consumer advocates - climate change, energy efficiency and emissions trading Added to 249 Withdrawn Electricity Advocacy Electricity
293 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service Online resources for energy market advocacy The purpose of the project is to create a website for storing and retrieving documents of relevance to energy markets and advocacy on NEM issues No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
294 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc AER review of price spikes in South Australia in January 2008 To provide a report and make oral submissions to provide an analysis of the incident and advise the AER on the views of consumers in relation to the incident and to comment on underlying practices that might be in use to spike electricity prices. Yes $19,152 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
295 2007/08 Queensland Consumers Association Queensland Competition Authority's Draft Decision on calculation of the Electricity Benchmark Retail Cost Index for 2008/9 The purpose of the advocacy is to make written and oral submissions to the Queensland Competition Authority on its report on the BRCI for 2008/9. Yes $3,600 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
296 2007/08 Public Interest Advocacy Centre NEM advocate for 2008/9 The applicant says the purpose of the project is to extend the scope of EWCAP’s current State-based work by providing an additional person to advocate on NEM issues on behalf of NSW residential No National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
297 2007/08 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales Education and advocacy for ethnic communities Advocacy will be on reform of the NEM, the encouragement of demand side management, renewable and distributed generation, and smart meters. Education program targeting ethnic communities with information on NEM No National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
298 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc NEM Rule change proposal to mitigate the exercise of generator market power Provide a report that describes the concepts and principles that the AEMC can use to amend the NER to prevent generators using market power to force high prices Yes $38,400 National Research Electricity
299 2007/08 Consumer Action Law Centre NEM Network coordinator and researcher and Roundtable meetings Advocacy on NEM issues from the point of view of small end-users, maintenance of the NEM Network database of community sector organisations and the associated NEMCHAT email forum, production of the quarterly On the Wire email and four teleconferences. Yes $146,148 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
300 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service NEM advocate 2008-9 To advocate on behalf of low income and disadvantaged domestic consumers on NEM issues particularly retail policy, retail pricing and protections, hardship provisions, and demand side management and advanced metering. Yes $113,673 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
301 2007/08 Griffith University Centre for Credit and Consumer Law Advocacy and research for Queensland small end-users 2008-2009 To advocate on NEM issues on behalf of residential consumers, including disadvantaged users, and small business. No QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
302 2007/08 Alternative Technology Association Advocacy for renewable energy micro-generation in the NEM 2008-9 The project will advocate on behalf of users of renewable energy micro-generation systems on NEM issues of relevance to them Yes $52,564 Electricity Advocacy
303 2007/08 Total Environment Centre NEM advocacy 2008-9 To advocate on relevant issues on behalf of residential consumers interested in increasing demand side participation, greater efficiency, improved access for renewable energy and a more sustainable NEM. Yes $73,660 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
304 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia NEM advocacy 2008-9 The purpose of the project is to fund the employment of a NEM advocate who will work on NEM issues and direct the NEM–related activities of two EUAA staff. The position has been funded since 2003. Yes $146,538 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
305 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Impacts of an emissions trading scheme on the NEM The project involves the preparation of two reports – on an economic and strategic assessment of emissions trading and its impact on the NEM and on modelling of the impacts of an emissions trading scheme. Yes $146,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
306 2007/08 Tasmanian Council of Social Service NEM advocacy 2008-9 Ongoing consultation, research and advocacy on behalf of Tasmanian domestic electricity consumers on issues relating to the national energy market. The project is vital to Tasmanian consumers as it the only voice representing domestic consumers. Yes $36,934 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
307 2007/08 UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Review of effectiveness of energy competition in South Australia The purpose of the project is to engage consultants Headberry and Lim to provide assistance with a response to the AEMC review of the effectiveness of competition in the electricity and gas markets in South Australia. Yes $37,500 SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
308 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc Transgrid revenue cap review 2008 Submissions and advocate on Transgrid’s application for a price reset and the associated AER reports and consultant’s reports. The submissions and advocacy will occur during the balance of 2008 and into early 2009. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
309 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc Distribution price cap review for NSW businesses The purpose of the project is to make submissions and advocate on the applications by the NSW distribution businesses for a price reset and the associated AER reports and consultant’s reports. Yes $39,904 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
310 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service Travel costs for consumer representatives on the National Smart Meter Working Groups May/June 2008 The project relates to the travel costs for the consumer representatives on the SCO smart meter Technical Working Group. Yes $2,200 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
311 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Generator price and availability monitoring software The EUAA seeks funding for a licence to use the NEM Review software to monitor prices offered by generators and the availability of capacity within generators and interconnectors which will be used to support advocacy on price issues. Yes $5,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
312 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Cost, reliability and other impacts of an expanded MRET of 20% on end-users in the NEM on an economic and strategic assessment of emissions trading combined with a 20% MRET and its impact on the NEM and on modelling of the impacts of the emissions trading/MRET scheme on consumers. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
313 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Transgrid Western 500 KV network support pass-through Preliminary legal advice on the options and grounds available to it to appeal against the AER’s decision to allow Transgrid to pass-through $21.9m of costs into additional revenue. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
314 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Whether to and how to response to the AER’s Rule Change Requests in relation to the WACC The applicant seeks funding for legal advice No WA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
315 2007/08 Australian Council of Social Service Travel costs for consumer representatives on the National Smart Meter Working Groups 2008/9 The project relates to the travel and communication costs for consumer representatives on the SCO Smart Meter Stakeholders Working Group, the Technical Working Group and possibly other groups. Yes $45,300 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
316 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia NSW and ACT Electricity distribution price reviews 2009/10-2014/15 The purpose of the project is to make submissions and advocate on the applications by the NSW distribution businesses for price resets and the associated AER reports and consultant’s reports. No NSW,ACT Electricity Advocacy Electricity
317 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Transend revenue cap application 2009/10-2014/15 The purpose of the project is to make submissions and advocate on the Transend application for a price reset and the associated AER reports and consultant’s reports. Yes $31,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
318 2007/08 Energy Users Association of Australia Transgrid revenue cap application 2009/10-2014/15 The purpose of the project is to make submissions and advocate on the Transgrid application for a price reset and the associated AER reports and consultant’s reports. Yes $39,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
319 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc AER review of WACC for transmission and distribution networks The MEU proposes to respond to the AER’s review of the various components of WACC. The review is required by the new national electricity rules. Yes $39,504 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
320 2007/08 Consumer Action Law Centre Costs for Roundtable participants attending MCE forums on National Energy Customer Framework To enable some participants in the Roundtable meeting to attend two workshops to be staged in Melbourne by SCO. The workshops will be information and discussion sessions dealing with the proposed legislation. Yes $5,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
321 2007/08 Major Energy Users Inc Respond to ElectraNET appeal to Australian Competition Tribunal over AER's decision of 2008 To intervene as a consumer representative in an appeal in the Australian Competition Tribunal by ElectraNet against the decision of the AER to allow only $29m to be added to the ElectraNet regulatory asset base for easements allowances rather than $53m Yes $27,952 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
322 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia BG Group PLC Proposed Acquisition of Origin Energy Limited To participate in an enquiry by the ACCC into the proposed takeoveer of Origin Energy by BG Group PLC. Yes $34,000 National Gas Advocacy Gas
323 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia AER review of WACC for transmission and distribution networks The EUAA proposes to respond to the AER’s review of the various components of WACC. The EUAA notes that its previous experience with its Panel-funded application for a rule change on WACC will benefit and complement this new application. No WA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
324 2008/09 Total Environment Centre Role of the NEM in responding to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and linkages to demand management (DM): the small consumer and environmental view. Explore the interaction between the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the NEM with a view to maximising the efficiency of both, particularly in terms of increasing Demand Management Yes $67,172 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
325 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Gas Market Leaders Group Short-term Trading Market - Steering Committee participation The EUAA seeks funding to engage a consultant who will:
1. Prepare for and attend the meetings of the STTM Steering Group;
2. Prepare a midway ‘milestone’ report to the EUAA and a final assessment of the overall process
Yes $41,000 National Gas Advocacy Gas
326 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Gas Market Leaders Group Gas Statement of Opportunities Respond to the Gas Market Leaders Group Consultation Paper on the development of a Gas Statement of Opportunities. The advocacy will be primarily to the Gas Market Leaders Group. Yes $11,550 National Gas Advocacy Gas
327 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc NCC preparation of a guide to gas pipeline owners regarding light regulation of determinations Ensure consumer interests are reflected in the NCC development of Part C of the Guide, which will outline the conditions by which the NCC will determine whether a pipeline should be subject to light handed regulation. Yes $7,840 National Gas Advocacy Gas
328 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc NCC review of the application to convert full regulation of Moomba-Sydney pipeline to light handed regulation Provide a submission commenting on the Eastern Australia Pipeline Ltd application to the National Competition Council to change its form of regulation to light handed regulation Yes $7,840 National Gas Advocacy Gas
329 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Submission to ACCC re proposed acquisition of Sunshine Gas by Queensland Gas Company EUAA has been invited by the ACCC to comment on the implications for competition in gas production and Wholesale gas market of the proposed acquisition of Sunshine Gas by QCG, as well as the potential price impact. Yes $9,000 QLD Gas Advocacy Gas
330 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc AEMC review of energy market frameworks in light of climate change policies The objective of the project is to provide the AEMC with the views of large end-users of electricity and gas at each stage of the AEMC review Yes $56,840 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
331 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia AEMC review of energy market frameworks in light of climate change policies The objective of the project is to provide the AEMC with the views of large end-users of electricity and gas at each stage of the AEMC review, as well as undertake research as and when needed Yes $62,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
332 2008/09 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales Advocacy for small business in NEM national smart metering program To represent the interests of small businesses within ECC network in the national smart meter working group processes, particularly the development of the Pilots and Trials Working Group Yes $9,600 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
333 2008/09 Choice NEM energy efficiency - retailers' role in energy service provision The study aims to identify systems, structures and policy responses that will build a business case for energy retailers to offer energy services that improve end use efficiency for consumers Yes $58,000 National Research Electricity
334 2008/09 MS Australia Contribute to survey data analysis in order to inform advocacy to increase energy rebates/concessions Contribute to cost of survey data analysis in order to inform advocacy to increase or introduce rebates/concessions on the electricity bills of MS sufferers. Yes $5,000 Electricity Advocacy
335 2008/09 St Vincent de Paul Society Australia Inc. Interval meters and implications for the National Energy Customer Framework, CSOs and jurisdictional consumer protections To advocate for changes to consumer protections and CSOs required as a result of the roll-out of interval meters and changes to tariffs and demand response strategies. Yes $93,700 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
336 2008/09 National Consumer Policy Research Centre Monash University & Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance Attaining optimal carbon abatement rules through consumer advocacy : learning from the European experience on energy regulation To improve the quality and consumer welfare dimensions in policy and rule making relating to carbon abatement programs Yes $100,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
337 2008/09 Social Justice Initiative, University of Melbourne Investigation of the impacts of the national rollout of smart meters on consumers To investigate consumer perceptions of impending changes to energy pricing mechanisms and determine the likely behaviours and cost minimization strategies that consumers will adopt in response to these changes Yes $53,530 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
338 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Tasmania's newly contestable commercial and industrial electricity custerom NEM readiness To enhance the capacity of newly contestable large end-users to negotiate effectively with energy retailers by educating them of NEM consumer issues No TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
339 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Queensland LNG exports and likely customer impact 1. Produce interim report for submission to Queensland government decision on Queensland support for LNG projects outlining impact on consumers.
2. final report that expands on the issues and picks up national considerations
Yes $44,000 National,QLD Gas Advocacy Gas
340 2008/09 Queensland Council of Social Service Attendance at NEM course To facilitate the participation of three QCOSS staff working on consumer energy advocacy n the NEMMCO course ‘An overview of the NEM’ Yes $3,019 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
341 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc NEM electricity advocate Funding for advocacy in the energy market 03/2009 to 02/2010 Yes $200,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
342 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc NGM gas advocate To provide funding for MEU to employ Bob Lim for 40 weeks (200 days) per annum to undertake advocacy in relation to NGM issues No National Gas Advocacy Gas
343 2008/09 Consumer Action Law Centre NEM Network coordinator and consumer advocate To undertake research and advocacy, build capacity of community sector by coordinating NEM network and publishing On the Wire newsletter, and, with CUAC, co-convening National Consumers Roundtable meetings. Yes $183,580 National,VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
344 2008/09 Queensland Council of Social Service Residential consumers and the AER Queensland Distribution Determination 2010-2015 Consultant advise QCOSS in order to ensure that the Queensland distribution price determination 2010-2015 provides for network services to be delivered at the lowest practical cost and minimizes tariff shocks for residential consumers. Yes $45,400 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
345 2008/09 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Energy research and advocacy To advocate for Tasmanian electricity and gas consumers in national energy policy and regulatory decisions, participate in the decision on the timing of the introduction of full retail competition, inform and engage the TAS community sector on NEM issues. Yes $39,200 TAS Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
346 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia NEM advocate To employ a full-time position as a NEM advocate and manager of other staff engaged in advocacy. The position has been vacant since September 2008, but EUAA has identified a potential candidate No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
347 2008/09 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Review of the NECF Exposure draft law and rules Critique the NECF exposure draft Law and Rules to ensure the drafts reflect the policy intent of the NECF, and support consumer advocates by providing a briefing session to members of the Roundtable and to other interested consumer representatives. Yes $18,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
348 2008/09 South Australian Council of Social Service NEM advocate To inform consumers and SACOSS members on the key implications of market developments, and provide detailed submissions to decision-makers representing the views of SA consumers in national policy and regulatory decisions. Yes $109,250 SA Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
349 2008/09 The Retailers Association (RESCUE) Retailers Electricity Supply Chain Under Enquiry Project Review of terms of electricity supply arrangements to independent retailers in shopping centres and report detailing some recommendations for consideration. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
350 2008/09 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales NEM advocate 2009/10 To enable ECC to employ a staff member for one year (1.5EFT) advocate in national policy and regulatory decisions with the aim of ensuring the views of ethnic communities and small businesses are represented in NEM reform. Yes $24,100 National,NSW Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
351 2008/09 Total Environment Centre NEM advocacy 2009/10 National policy and regulatory reviews to bring about effective demand management and distributed generation participation, better representation of green consumer interests, and more effective integration of NEM operations and climate change policy Yes $98,340 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
352 2008/09 Australian Council of Social Service NEM advocacy 2009/10 Through employing a full-time project officer, the project will ensure that the interests of low-income and disadvantaged consumers of electricity are considered in processes to develop and reform the NEM. Yes $119,006 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
353 2008/09 Energy Users Association of Australia Priority projects for 2009/10 Advocate in regulatory decisions and policy processes relating to those reviews, as well as undertake research on benchmarking network businesses, impact of EEO scheme, a stocktake of energy reform, assessing the gas access regime, and gas pricing. Yes $200,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
354 2008/09 Centre for Credit and Consumer Law NEM advocate 2009/10 Advocacy/ capacity building relevant to QLD small end users and QLD's participation in the Nation Energy Market Yes $126,352 National,QLD Joint Advocacy
355 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc Response to Energy Security Working Group discussion paper To represent MEU members interests in ensuring that emergency arrangements in relation to load-shedding do not disadvantage large end-users, particularly in relation to gas. Yes $6,400 National Gas Advocacy Gas
356 2008/09 Alternative Technology Association NEM advocacy 2009/10 To represent the interests of its members and other end-users of small-scale embedded renewable energy systems in national policy and regulatory processes. Yes $53,612 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
357 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc DRET Energy Whilte Paper To represent MEU members’ interests in the development of the Commonwealth Government Energy White Paper, a process overseen by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Yes $21,600 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
358 2008/09 Consumer Action Law Centre National Consumer Roundtable participation in NECF workshops To enable the participants of the National Consumers Roundtable on Energy to attend the targeted workshops to be organized by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism as well as to support the meeting costs for those participants Yes $9,370 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
359 2008/09 Major Energy Users Inc Advocacy relating to development of new STTM Apr-Jun09 To fund advocacy in the working groups and steering committees developing the gas short-term trading market. Yes $19,200 National Gas Advocacy Gas
360 2008/09 Goanna Energy Consulting Pty Ltd Issues facing Tasmania's newly contestable electricity customers To run a series of workshops with those businesses now open to full retail competition (FRC) to elicit their problems/issues with the aim of producing a report targeted to the Tasmanian regulator and government to inform them about the NEM Yes $47,600 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
361 2008/09 IRS Pty Ltd Small business issues and problems Support advocacy activities on behalf of (non-vulnerable) household and small business customers in the national energy markets, including electricity and gas distribution Yes $20,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
362 2008/09 Allan Driver AER Victorian AMI price review To work with the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC) and other consumer organizations to assist with their representations to the AER’s review of the introduction of advance metering infrastructure in Victoria. Yes $50,000 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
363 2008/09 UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide NEM advocacy Develop and draw on UC services in Australia that work with disadvantaged and vulnerable people and communities, and provide input to policy development and consultative processes associated with energy accessibility, affordability and regulatory impacts Yes $82,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
364 2008/09 Engineroom Infrastructure Consulting Gas pricing Inform the position and strategies of consumer organisations in relation to the composition of gas prices and the possible direction of future gas prices in order to enhance the effectiveness and accuracy of advocacy in relevant policy Yes $35,000 National Research Gas
365 2008/09 Western Research Institute, Charles Sturt University NSW and Queensland rural consumer issues The project will investigate the issues faced by rural consumers in their energy consumption.
Specifically the project will determine the extent of competition in the rural sector of the national
energy market (NEM);
Withdrawn NSW,QLD Research Joint Energy
366 2008/09 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Stakeholder forum to map consumer energy issues 2009-2014 David Prins of Etrog Consulting would lead this assignment. We would also sub-contract some of the work on this
assignment to Futura Consulting, which is one of the other consultancy businesses with
which we have a strategic alliance.
Yes $15,000 National Research
367 2009/10 Carbon Market Economics Pty Ltd A Comparison of the Performance of Regulated Electricity Distribution Businesses in the NEM and Great Britain, Their Regulatory Arrangements and Impacts on End Users Assess the economic impact of ownership, institutional and regulatory design on NSW distribution prices, compared with similar businesses in Victoria and Great Britain, to ensure that economic efficiency and consumer interests are adequately considered. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
368 2009/10 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Protecting customer service quality, reliability standards and liability in the development of the National Energy Customer Framework To inform small end-user advocates about the impact and effectiveness of the distribution aspects of the NECF as they affect Victorian residential and small business electricity and gas consumers Yes $40,500 National Electricity Advocacy
369 2009/10 Australian Council of Social Service Consumer participation in MCE smart meter forum To enable consumer advocates’ caucusing prior to, and participation in MCE Public Forum stakeholder forum that will enable stakeholders to discuss SCO draft policy paper on consumer protections relating to smart meters in Melbourne on 14-15 September 2009 Yes $3,300 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
370 2009/10 UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Mark Henley of UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014 Yes $280 SA Joint Advocacy Electricity
371 2009/10 South Australian Council of Social Service Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Tom Stead of South Australian Council of Social Service, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s Stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014 Yes $210 SA Joint Advocacy Electricity
372 2009/10 Public Interest Advocacy Centre Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Joel Pringle of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Withdrawn National Joint Advocacy Electricity
373 2009/10 Queensland Consumers Association Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Peter Sutherland (ANU College of Law & ACTCOSS), in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Yes $752 ACT Joint Advocacy Electricity
374 2009/10 Softlaw Community Projects Ltd Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Peter Sutherland (ANU College of Law & ACTCOSS), in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Yes $300 ACT Joint Advocacy Electricity
375 2009/10 Queensland Council of Social Service Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Linda Parmenter, QCOSS, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014 Yes $584 QLD Joint Advocacy Electricity
376 2009/10 Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform Association Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Fiona Guthrie, AFCCRA in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Yes $433 National Joint Advocacy Electricity
377 2009/10 Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Uni of NSW Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Growing awareness of why a gross FiT is beneficial for employment and for increasing distributed energy in both electricians taking the course and the consumers that engage their services Withdrawn WA Joint Advocacy Gas
378 2009/10 West Australian Council of Social Service Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Irina Cattalini, WACOSS, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Yes $925 Joint Advocacy
379 2009/10 Total Environment Centre Capacity and cost-effectiveness of real world demand management in the NEM To identify real potential savings from demand management/demand side response (DM/DSR) projects to inform policy and regulatory decisions Yes $10,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
380 2009/10 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Miranda Kellett, Tasmanian Council of Social Service, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014 Yes $150 TAS Joint Advocacy Electricity
381 2009/10 Total Environment Centre Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Tee Lim, TEC, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, to be held in Melbourne on 12 October 2009. Yes $207 National Joint Advocacy Electricity
382 2009/10 Queensland University of Technology Credit, Commercial and Consumer Law Program Travel costs for participation in Panel Stakeholder Forum 12 October 2009 Funding is sought for travel costs to facilitate participation by Kathryn Mellick, Consumer Advocate – Electricity - CCCL, in the Consumer Advocacy Panel’s stakeholder forum Mapping Consumer Energy Issues 2009-2014, Yes $584 QLD Joint Advocacy Electricity
383 2009/10 Queensland Council of Social Service Implementation of new Qld notified tariffs and pricing methodology To enable QCOSS contribution to Queensland government's consideration of new tariff structures and pricing methodology through employment of part-time staff member and access to expertise on those issues through employment of a consultant Yes $10,000 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
384 2009/10 Queensland Council of Social Service Hardship indicators and performance reporting - ensuring best practice outcomes for consumers in AER guidelines To undertake research, consultation and analysis of a range of potential hardship and performance indicators in order to advocate within the AER development of guidelines relating to hardship and performance reporting. Yes $66,500 National,QLD Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
385 2009/10 Australian Council of Social Service MCE Energy Bill Benchmarking - facilitate consumer participation in Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement Public Forum on 17 November 2009 in Melbourne To support participation by ten consumer advocates in a stakeholder forum organised by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) to consider issues arising from the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement Yes $3,145 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
386 2009/10 Moxy Studios Pty Ltd Cost and emissions of distributed vs. centralizing generation for a non-generating residential household on the electricity grid To provide evidence on the true cost of energy provided to a household by a) central generation and b) solar PV panels on the household roof incorporating the impact of system losses into the analysis. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
387 2009/10 Electrical Trades Union of Victoria Costs and benefits of increasing renewable energy generation through the introduction of a gross feed in tariff The purpose of the work is to provide evidence to the ETUV view that that feed-in tariffs (FiT) are cost effective and necessary to promote the uptake of renewable energy generation. Withdrawn National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
388 2009/10 Consumer Action Law Centre Costs associated with Roundtable participants developing advocacy strategies and attending forums for consultation on the second NECF Exposure Draft To facilitate a meeting of Roundtable members on 9 December 2009 to discuss the second exposure draft of the NECF package Yes $15,840 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
389 2009/10 Alliance 2 Save Energy (A2SE) The Potential for Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management and Distributed Generation in Electricity Network Planning To identify the opportunity to reduce emissions and network investment through energy efficiency, demand management (DM) techniques and distributed generation (DG) Yes $50,000 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
390 2009/10 Australian Council of Social Service Low-income households and the NEM: current issues for COSS energy advocates - capacity-building 17-18/12/09 To gather staff from each of the jurisdictional COSS for a two day briefing and planning session to address the program of work in market reform and related energy issues. Yes $6,324 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
391 2009/10 Consumer Action Law Centre Informed consumer engagement with Victorian electricity distribution 2011-2015 price review To engage with AER review of Victorian electricity distribution prices on behalf of consumers Yes $52,000 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
392 2009/10 Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance Inc. Distributed sustainable generation in the Victoria DNSP price review To facilitate representation of CVAG interests in: AER review of Victorian electricity distribution prices and MCE rule change processes Yes $75,460 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
393 2009/10 Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) Representing small business in the Victoria DNSP price review To represent the interests of small business in the AER review of Victorian distribution network service providers (DNSP) prices Yes $63,600 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
394 2009/10 Energy Users Association of Australia Reliability Panel review of NEM standards and settings No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
395 2009/10 The Australian PV Institute Impacts of photovoltaic systems and feed-in tariffs on Australian residential electricity consumers To assess differences in household energy use before and after the installation of the PV system and/or a FiT,
amount of electricity generated, consumed and exported by households and financial value of that electricity
Yes $28,000 National Research Electricity
396 2009/10 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Consumer advocacy in a nationally regulated market - a consultancy To examine how energy consumer advocacy might be most effectively delivered in Australia Yes $40,555 National Research Joint Energy
397 2009/10 Queensland Council of Social Service Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority on the Benchmark Retail Cost Index 2010-2011 To engage a consultant to provide expert advice and a written submission responding to the QCA draft decision on the BRCI for 2010/11. Yes $5,000 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
398 2009/10 Exigency Management Pty Ltd Changes to domestic energy tariffs To establish a tool that enables the tracking of electricity and gas tariffs in Victoria from late 2008 and provides consumer advocates in other jurisdictions with the methodology and basic tools to track tariffs Yes $26,678 VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
399 2009/10 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Energy Research and advocacy 2010/11 To continue and build on previous work to advocate on behalf of Tasmanian domestic energy consumers, particularly low income and disadvantaged consumers, on issues relating to the National Energy Market Yes $39,340 TAS Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
400 2009/10 South Australian Council of Social Service NEM reform advocacy capacity building project - South Australia - 2010/11 To build capacity of SA health and community services sector to advocate on energy market issues on behalf of low income and disadvantaged South Australians Yes $109,080 SA Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
401 2009/10 MS Australia Keeping Cool Campaign: capacity-building in disability and chronic disease sector build capacity for consumers and NGOs related to chronic illness and disability in order to secure a medical cooling electricity rebate and policies and programs to improve the thermal efficiency of homes for this population group. Yes $30,000 SA Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
402 2009/10 UnitingCare Australia Informing Uniting Care Energy Advocacy 2010/11 To facilitate Uniting Care input to national energy processes through engagement with decision-makers and engagement of Uniting Care's network. Yes $100,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
403 2009/10 Total Environment Centre NEM advocacy 2010/11 TEC will continue to advocate for reform of the policies that guide the NEM, the National Electricity Law, the Rules and Regulations to bring about effective EE, DM and DG participation, better representation of green consumer interests Yes $127,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
404 2009/10 Kildonan UnitingCare Indigenous community energy education and advocacy assist households within the local population to reduce their energy bills and usage, to design tool to collect data about the energy consumption and experiences of local indigenous households in fuel poverty, and to develop programs and skills Yes $102,102 VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
405 2009/10 Australian Council of Social Service ACOSS NEM advocate 2010/11 The proposed project is for a continuation of work by ACOSS, funded by the Advocacy Panel
from early 2006 through mid-2010, to ensure that the interests of low income and disadvantaged
residential consumers of electricity are considered
Yes $143,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
406 2009/10 Beyond Zero Emissions Zero Carbon Australia - Building Sector Plan To assess the methods required and cost for Australian residential and commercial buildings to emit zero emissions by 2020 using existing commercially available technology. Yes $61,600 National Joint Advocacy Electricity
407 2009/10 Alternative Technology Association NEM Advocacy 2010/11 ATA is seeking to continue to expand its time commitment to, and range and outputs, to maintain our advocacy output for this class
of consumers along with a greater contribution in the areas of large scale renewable energy carbon pricing / climate policy
Yes $103,338 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
408 2009/10 Consumer Action Law Centre NEM Network Coordinator and Consumer advocate 2010/11 Project focusing particularly on building on and extending small-end consumer involvement in the ongoing national energy reform program, to which the project has made significant contributions over the last two years. Yes $217,226 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
409 2009/10 Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance Inc. Growing regional capacity The aim of Growing Regional Capacity is to strengthen our capacity to represent the needs of our member organisations (and their members) in the debate about the most efficient and equitable design of our electricity industry. Withdrawn VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
410 2009/10 Queensland University of Technology Credit, Commercial and Consumer Law Program NEM advocacy 2010/11 FRC is still relatively new in Queensland. The market remains immature, characterised by information asymmetries, the continued disadvantage of certain classes of classes of consumers by providing advocacy and capacity building. Yes $70,390 QLD Electricity Advocacy Joint Energy
411 2009/10 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales NEM advocacy 2010/11 The aim of this project is to make sure the views of ethnic communities and small businesses are represented during the NEM reform process. ECC will continue to advocate for reform of the NEM, as well as the National Electricity Law and Rules Yes $33,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
412 2009/10 Major Energy Users Inc ACCC review of the acquisition of Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF) by APA Group To facilitate MEU participation in ACCC consideration of APA acquisition of HDF No VIC,QLD Gas Advocacy Gas
413 2009/10 Major Energy Users Inc AEMC review of SENE rule change proposal Investigate AEMC proposed rule change review is of significant importance for major electricity and gas and energy network users and the outcomes could result in increased costs to consumers for providing transmission network services. Yes $12,800 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
414 2009/10 St Kitts Associates Energy infrastructure in regional South Australia - baseline study of consumer issues and advocacy The project will focus on gas and electricity infrastructure issues but will also collect information relating to other issues raised during the research. 1. Service Standards 2. 2.Extension and Augmentation of Energy Networks as a constraint Yes $43,260 National,SA Research Joint Energy
415 2009/10 Goanna Energy Consulting Pty Ltd Energy issues facing SMEs in rural and regional NSW and Qld To identify the issues facing rural and regional SMEs in the NEM in NSW and Qld, including those operating at or near the extremities of the NEM. No NSW,QLD Research Joint Energy
416 2009/10 Infrastructure and Regulation Services Pty Ltd Network pricing masterclass To enhance consumers understanding of the role of electricity network pricing in the National Electricity Market No National Research Joint Energy
417 2009/10 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Training and development of rural and regional consumer advocates To provide training to rural and regional consumer advocates No National Research Joint Energy
418 2009/10 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Qualitative assessment of rural and regional energy issues in the NEM To conduct qualitative research through interviews with twelve Local Government organisations located in rural and regional areas to gather information on their concerns, gain a sense of the commonality of issues, and their prioritisation. Yes $36,560 National Research Joint Energy
419 2009/10 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Quantitative assessment of rural and regional energy issues in the NEM To conduct quantitative research to survey 500 rural and regional consumers No National Research Joint Energy
420 2009/10 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Desk research of rural and regional consumer issues contribute to better informed decision-making by policymakers
and regulators around access to infrastructure and the benefits of competition and to
ensuring consumer protections are appropriately targeted.
Yes $11,000 National Research Joint Energy
421 2009/10 Engineroom Infrastructure Consulting Distribution masterclass - regulation of electricity and gas distribution systems To provide consumer advocacy organizations with a solid foundation for participating in electricity and gas distribution price resets No National Research Joint Energy
422 2009/10 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Masterclass for consumer representatives on distribution network pricing Identified a need for consumer representatives to increase knowledge and skill of the AER distribution pricing review process, several areas where they can influence the outcomes more readily, opportunity to augment their skills in the area. Yes $53,100 National,VIC Research Joint Energy
423 2009/10 Alternative Technology Association Alternative electricity supply at the fringe of the grid In direct response to the Consumer Advocacy Panel's invitation in April 2010 for research proposals concentrating on: Identifying rural and regional consumer issues in the National Energy Market (NEM). Yes $59,529 National Research Electricity
424 2009/10 Headberry Partners Pty Ltd Distribution pricing master class To provide an inexperienced energy consumer advocate with sufficient understanding of the processes used, the key aspects on which to concentrate its efforts, and how to overcome the lack of information available to stakeholders. No National Research Joint Energy
425 2009/10 Tasmanian Council of Social Service Tasmanian Rural Energy consumer consultation project It will utilise personal interviews, focus groups and surveys of rural
and regional consumers to identify, examine and explore issues concerning the quality, costs
and other features of their energy supply and use.
Yes $28,274 TAS Research Joint Energy
426 2009/10 Terry Ryan Regional, rural and remote electricity consumer issues in the NEM To increase understanding of the issues and problems arising from electricity transmission, distribution and retail from surveying farmers, rural residential households and other relevant stakeholders No National Research Electricity
427 2009/10 West Australian Council of Social Service Optimising access arrangements for WA consumers In particular the purpose of this project is to engage in advocacy concerning the WA Gas Networks Proposed Revised Access Arrangements for the Mid-West and South West Gas Distribution Systems. Yes $69,477 WA Gas Advocacy Gas
428 2009/10 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Submission to the ESCV regulatory review on smart meters This project is to undertake the background research and analysis of the consumer issues raised in the ESCV�s Issues Paper and to provide a convincing consumer position on the issues raised therein. Yes $8,000 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
429 2009/10 Major Energy Users Inc Submission to AEMC review of rule change proposal for inter-regional transmission charging The critical impact on costs to be incurred by consumers in power importing regions of the NEM. The impact of this change could result in locational decisions made by end users of power. Yes $9,600 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
430 2009/10 Goanna Energy Consulting Pty Ltd Overcoming the barriers to mid-size embedded generation in Tasmania To id issues that local TAS developers of mid sized embedded generation project are experiencing when negotiating connection and contractual agreements with the TAS distribution network service provider Yes $19,000 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
431 2009/10 Major Energy Users Inc MEU global funding 2010/11 The project is to provide global funding to MEU for year 2010/11. The MEU will use the global funding for advocacy projects that it considers are its highest priority issues for electricity consumers in the NEM and gas consumers Australia wide. Yes $206,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
432 2009/10 Energy Users Association of Australia Priority projects for 2010/11 The application covers advocacy and associated research/analysis on the EUAA's priority projects for advocacy in 2010/11 Yes $206,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
434 2009/10 Total Environment Centre NEM Report Card to draw attention to the question of whether and to what extent the National Electricity Market (NEM) is meeting the long term interests of consumers. Yes $67,500 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
435 2010/11 Kildonan UnitingCare Emerging Communities - education and advocacy To manage a pilot project to fund a Community Energy Worker to work with an emerging community (most likely African) to provide education on energy efficiency, energy safety and financial stability No VIC Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
436 2010/11 Alternative Technology Association Consumer representation on the NSMP NSSC lead the development of the technical and operational aspects of the smart metering framework and build on the national cost benefit analysis to inform future MCE decisions. Yes $23,315 National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
437 2010/11 Queensland Council of Social Service Suitable electricity tariffs for low income consumers and the potential for social tariffs Retail electricity prices are increasing strongly due to increasing network costs to meet higher total and peak electricity demand. looking for electricity tariffs that provide some protection for low income and vulnerable residential customers Withdrawn National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
438 2010/11 Queensland Council of Social Service Submission to QCA BRCI draft decision QCOSS will arrange a consultancy to obtain expert advice and a written submission in response to the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) draft decision on the Benchmark Retail Cost Index (BRCI) for 2011-2012 Yes $10,000 National,QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
439 2010/11 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Overcoming the information asymmetry: Approaches to improving customer participation in the energy retail market It is aimed at developing solutions to some of the barriers to consumer information and understanding of the retail energy market with a view to enhancing the ability of energy consumers to make informed choices in their interest. Yes $44,700 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
440 2010/11 100% Renewable Community Campaign Regional and rural Australia Energy White Paper project To support and coordinate the efforts of regional and rural community groups efforts to engage in the upcoming Energy White paper process, and make submissions on behalf of regional and rural energy consumers. Yes $62,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
441 2010/11 UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide National Consumer Roundtable on Energy planning event 2011 To identify short term as well as desired medium to long-term structure(s) and core governance arrangements for the National Consumer Roundtable on Energy, transition hosting and governance arrangements to inform resourcing requirements for 2011/12 No National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
442 2010/11 Meta Economics Consulting Group Agricultural electricity consumer issues in the National Electricity Market to increase understanding, from surveys of farmers and other relevant stakeholders of the issues and problems that arise from the current electricity transmission, distribution and retail systems. Yes $53,800 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
443 2010/11 West Australian Council of Social Service Consumer-based analysis of the debt risk premium The development of a project intended to benefit customers of energy in Western Australia through targeted advocacy and the estimation of debt risk premium rate that will affect the cost of infrastructure provision in the utilities sector Yes $20,500 WA Gas Advocacy Gas
444 2010/11 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Support for intervention in ACT proceedings on AER Victorian distribution price determination Support for Intervention in Australian Competition Tribunal proceedings:
Victorian distributors’ applications for review of the Australian Energy Regulator’s distribution determinations
Yes $103,800 VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
445 2010/11 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales Ethno-specific small business and CALD residential energy consumer consultation project To understand the experiences and concerns of energy consumers specifically:
1. Ethno-specific small businesses
2. CALD residents particularly newly arrived migrants and refugees
Yes $32,600 National,NSW Research Joint Energy
446 2010/11 St Vincent de Paul Society NSW NSW Tariff-tracking tool This project will track electricity and gas retail tariffs in NSW from July 2009 to July 2011, and develop a tool that allows consumer advocates to build on the initial analysis and continue to track changes as they occur. Yes $38,587 National,NSW Electricity Advocacy Electricity
447 2010/11 University of Tasmania Evaluating Demand-Side Response from a Consumer Viewpoint To overcome major barriers to DSR, including competing interests and partial participation, the project will look at the new concept of a Demand Response eXchange (DRX) where DSR is traded through a central clearing house No National Research Electricity
448 2010/11 MS Australia - TAS Keeping Tasmania Cool Campaign The objective is to run a succesful campaign, advocating for Tasmanians with neuromuscular conditions to receive energy concessions,based on medically required cooling, as their usage of air conditioning is of a higher rate than the average Tasmanian. Yes $19,560 TAS Electricity Advocacy Electricity
449 2010/11 Engineroom Infrastructure Consulting Scoping study into electricity service quality A review of available information on electricity distribution service quality issues, and an approach for further investigating consumer preferences in relation to electricity distribution service quality. Yes $21,000 National Research Electricity
450 2010/11 Engineroom Infrastructure Consulting Mapping retail electricity standing offer prices Australia-wide To collect in a single site, information Australia-wide on retail standing electricity prices for residential customers and information on the reasons for increases in these electricity tariffs over time. Yes $31,500 National Research Electricity
451 2010/11 COTA Seniors Voice Investigating electricity non-switchers in South Australia The purpose of the project is to identify the key characteristics of the cohort of Standing Contract customers in South Australia who have never considered changing electricity providers. No SA Research Electricity
452 2010/11 Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd Residential energy information portal evaluation project The project will demonstrate how a range of demographically diverse residential energy consumers respond, and what benefits these consumers receive, when provided with energy consumption data via an innovative web portal. Yes $38,300 National,VIC Research Electricity
453 2010/11 Total Environment Centre Consumer reactions to increased cost of electricity The purpose of the project is to assess how residential consumers are reacting to increased electricity prices. Yes $28,000 National Research Electricity
454 2010/11 Total Environment Centre Real costs and benefits of demand management To assess the costs and benefits of DM, unpackaging some of the arguments made around costs, and investigating the impact of DM in overseas markets, including on reliability and quality of supply No National Research Electricity
455 2010/11 Mallee Family Care Mallee Family Care - gas and electricity research project To provide an evidence base for consumer advocacy and community education to be implemented in relation to the use of gas and electricity in the Northern and Southern Mallee, including the NSW border region. No National,NSW Research Joint Energy
456 2010/11 City of Victor Harbor Demand-side participation in the Fleurieu region Examine, review the current utilisation, examine the use and report on the assess opportunities for the demand side particitpation Yes $20,000 SA Research Electricity
457 2010/11 Alternative Technology Association "The Good Energy Guide" a consumer guide to making financial choices when purchasing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies the purpose of this 'for dummies' style consumer guide - with a simple reference document for making cost-effective decisions when considering the purchase of a range of energy efficiency or renewable energy technologies as a way to offset rising bills. No National Research Electricity
458 2010/11 Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Uni of NSW Energy efficiency information disclosure policies for residential and commercial leased properties To address the �split incentive� problem in energy efficiency upgrades to rental properties, where landlords lack incentive to improve efficiency nad tenants lack certainty of occupancy long enough to recoup the investment. Withdrawn National Research Joint Energy
459 2010/11 Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Uni of NSW Retail product competition and demand response in electricity markets with smart meters Our research will address the benefit sharing problems faced by consumers in the retail electricity market after the roll-out of the smart meters. No National Electricity Advocacy Electricity
460 2010/11 Queensland Council of Social Service Electricity and gas customer transfer issues To research the customer transfer processes for residential electricity and gas customers, to document where problems are arising and make recommendations for improvement. Withdrawn $31,200 National Research Joint Energy
461 2010/11 Queensland Council of Social Service Electricity supply disconnection on change of residential tenancy To assess the costs to consumers of retailers requiring the physical disconnection and reconnection of properties on change of occupant. Yes $20,800 National Research Electricity
462 2010/11 Queensland Council of Social Service Underlying factors contributing to rates of electricity and gas disconnection for non-payment in Queensland The purpose of this project is to investigate and provide quantitative and qualitative evidence about the underlying causes of Queensland's high disconnection rate for non-payment of electricity and gas bill. No National,QLD Research Joint Energy
463 2010/11 University of Queensland, School of Economics Removing barriers to DSP in the NEM The purpose of the project to develop a comprehesive and conclusive analysis and possible solution underlying the reasons behind the apparent failure of the uptake of significant demand side participation since the start of the NEM. No National Research Electricity
464 2010/11 Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre Electricity and gas door-to-door marketing to residential consumers research best practice operation, regulation and control of the door marketing of electricity and gas to residential consumers in a competitive environment. such as the aged, and people from our culturally and linguistically diverse communities No National,VIC Research Joint Energy
465 2010/11 Kildonan UnitingCare An assessment of consumer decision making in a competitive energy market explore and understand the impact of market design and the effectiveness of consumer choice considering specifically their ability to navigate available information to inform consumser switching and subsequent confidence in switching outcomes. No National Research Joint Energy
466 2010/11 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Electricity and gas marketing to small business customers To supplement the CUAC research project and assess the experience of small business consumers and identify the best regulatory regime around marketing to those consumers. It is not an application in its own right. No National Research Joint Energy
467 2010/11 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Electricity supply disconnection on change of small business tenancy To supplement the QCOSS project on the costs to consumers of physical disconnection on vacating a property by including small business consumers in the research scope. This is not an application in its own right. Yes $6,500 National Research Electricity
468 2010/11 Etrog Consulting Pty Ltd Electricity and gas customer transfer issues for small business consumers To supplement the QCOSS project and assess the current customer transfer process for small business consumers, and identify potential improvements. This is not an application in its own right. Withdrawn $7,800 National Research Electricity
469 2010/11 Tasmanian Council of Social Service TasCOSS Energy Research and Advocacy Project 2011/12 To carry out consultation, research & advocacy on behalf of Tasmanian residential energy consumers - particularly low
income and disadvantaged consumers
Yes $41,660 TAS Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
470 2010/11 South Australian Council of Social Service SACOSS Capacity-building project 2011/12 The objective of the SACOSS Advocacy and Capacity Building Project is to give SACOSS the capacity to
continue to advocate for low income and disadvantaged energy consumers.
Yes $110,600 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
471 2010/11 100% Renewable Community Campaign Building regional networks: enhancing capacity of local community groups to advocate on energy matters in 2011-12 To strengthen regional community networks and build capacity of local community groups to advocate on energy matters in 2011/12 Yes $95,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
472 2010/11 Regional Development Australia, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Inc Establishing an energy advocate for the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Establishing an energy advocate for the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island No National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
473 2010/11 Total Environment Centre NEM Organisational Capacity and Advocacy 2011-2012 To support TEC's capacity and advocacy skills in promoting the long term interests of consumers in environmental sustainability and efficiency in the NEM. Yes $150,000 National,NSW Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
474 2010/11 UnitingCare Australia National Energy Advocacy 2011/12 To enhance small consumer protection in national energy markets by enabling the Uniting Care network's capacity to meaningfully contribute to the energy policy and regulation issues that will impact on small energy customers, including rural, aged care Yes $80,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
475 2010/11 Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales National Energy Reform Advocacy Capacity Building for Ethnic Communities and Small Businesses The aim of this project is to ensure that the views of the ethnic communities and ethnic small business owners and managers are represented during the NEM reform process. Yes $66,500 National,NSW Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
476 2010/11 Alternative Technology Association Advocacy in relation to smart networks / metering, energy pricing and demand side participation in the National Electricity Market This application is for continued support for a 1.0 FTE energy advocacy position, to be again housed within the ATA for the 2011/12 grant period Yes $123,250 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
477 2010/11 Australian Council of Social Service NEM advocacy 2011/12 to ensure that the interests of low income, vulnerable and disadvantaged residential
consumers are considered in processes to develop and reform the national energy markets.
Yes $140,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
478 2010/11 Australian Council of Social Service Making Energy Markets Work for Consumers - Consumer Roundtable Futures . Project purpose is to canvass, test and refine options for organizations structures and modes of operation, working from the recently complete, Panel-funded project Making Energy Markets Work for Consumers � the role of consumer advocacy No National Research Joint Energy
479 2010/11 Australian Council of Social Service National Consumer Roundtable on Energy - operations support worker and roundtable meeting expenses To ensure continuity of operations of National Consumers Roundtable on Energy Withdrawn National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
480 2010/11 Queensland University of Technology Credit, Commercial and Consumer Law Program CCCL Utility Research and Advocacy Project 2011/12 Endeavour to build the capacity of representative consumer organisations to test and deliver a legally focused, balanced and informed consumer perspective into the continuing development of the national energy market in australia. Yes $142,012 National,QLD Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
481 2010/11 Consumer Action Law Centre Consumer Advocacy in the NEM 2011/12 This Project aims to bring consumer voices to the national energy market and advocate for the consumer interest in national energy debates. to pursue better consumer outcomes in the national energy market through a fairer and more efficient retail market Yes $215,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
482 2010/11 ClimateWorks Australia Cogeneration portfolio project: designing solutions to unblock barriers The project seeks to bring together a small portfolio of cogen project proponents, whose projects are designed
and costed but stalled due to barriers, with relevant policymakers/regulators, retailers and distributors.
Yes $40,000 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
483 2010/11 Australian Council of Social Service National Consumer Roundtable on Energy meeting June 2011 To ensure continuity of the operations of the National Consumer Roundtable on energy and to develop administration and communications infrastructure. Yes $37,461 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
484 2010/11 Manningham City Council Appeal against the AER decision on the Victorian electricity distribution determination 2011-2015 To enable the effective appeal by the SLG of the AER's 2011-2015 determination and at the same time build the capacity of consumer representatives in technical and appeal regulatory processes. Yes $48,864 National,VIC Electricity Advocacy Electricity
485 2010/11 Major Energy Users Inc MEU global funding 2011/12 The MEU will use the global funding for advocacy projects that it considers are its highest priority issues for electricity consumers in the NEM and gas consumers Australia wide. Yes $215,000 Joint Advocacy
486 2010/11 Energy Users Association of Australia Priority projects 2011/12 The application covers advocacy and associated research/analysis on the EUAA?s priority projects for advocacy in 2011/12 - Network prices & regulation studies, Carbon prices and its pass through, Vertical Integration and market concentration in NEM Yes $220,000 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy
487 2011/12 Regional Development Australia, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Inc Energy Advocacy for Residential & SME customers in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Region To advocate on behalf of the customers in that region in policy and regulatory decisions, establish knowledge, capacity and intellectual capital in the energy domain, and provide resources, information and capability that consumers can access. Withdrawn $83,600 National,SA Electricity Advocacy Electricity
488 2011/12 La Trobe University Bundoora Ethos and impact of energy labelling on sustainable consumption To assess 1) consumers perception on energy rating labels (ie the star rating on appliances), 2) consumer problems with understanding labeling and developing recommendations No VIC Research Joint Energy
489 2011/12 Queensland Council of Social Service Response to QCA Issues Paper on review of regulated electricity prices and tariffs The objective of the project is to provide expert consultant input to QCOSS' response to an Issues Paper on Review of Regulated Electricity Prices and Tariffs released for public comment on 24 June 2011 by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) Yes $10,000 QLD Electricity Advocacy Electricity
490 2011/12 Australian Council of Social Service Conference - Electricity and gas: current issues for small consumers - prices, products, pressures, protections To engage and inform decision makers and stakeholders through a consideration of current and intersecting issues affecting small end users in the NEM particularly affordability of enegy and wheteher the energy market is meeting consumer needs. Yes $28,331 National Joint Advocacy Joint Energy