Policies & Submissions

The EUAA is Australia’s largest energy user advocacy organisation. Our members are part of a critical network of companies spanning food, transport, technology, energy, mining, real estate, provision of raw materials, entertainment, and professional services that benefit the Australian community.


Over the last 10 years Australia has given up its comparative advantage in competitively priced, highly reliable energy that has underpinned significant industrial development and employment for many decades.

In assessing the causes of this it is important to highlight the broad range of issues impacting on energy users. All too often the debate and by virtue of this the policy and regulatory response, focuses on just one element when a more holistic response is required.

Download the attached document to review EUAA policy position on Electricity.


Despite the introduction of the federal Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, there remains much to do if we are to achieve affordable gas supply on the east coast.

Given the complex issues in gas markets, the EUAA view is that we now need to think differently and consider making uncomfortable changes if we are to see any impact on market liquidity and the price of delivered gas.

Attached is the EUAA National Gas Strategy Discussion paper which proposes a number of ideas. We invite further discussion on this paper, and welcome other ideas.


Sustainability is a key issue in energy which relates to emissions and long term energy supply. Energy users rely on an efficient and sustainable supply of energy in which to operate their business; sustainability is therefore a key consideration.

The EUAA view is in Australia’s best interests to be part of a global climate change solution that minimises overall costs of decarbonisation of its economy and takes advantage of new technological and economic opportunities.

To ensure the transition to low carbon energy market is both economically and environmentally efficient, investment grade policy is required.Central to this must be a market-based mechanism that puts a price on carbon.

Climate change policies must be clear in their intent, consistent and fair in their application and always seek to minimise the financial impact on consumers while meeting the government’s international commitments.

The attached document (from pg 3) outlines EUAA Climate Change position.


EUAA Submission: Project Marinus PADR

Emily Wood | April 6, 2020

'...New investments in energy infrastructure such as Project Marinus are not immune from these risks but are still likely be required over the coming decades…

EUAA Submission: AER Consultation Paper

Emily Wood | March 31, 2020

'Priorities and objectives for reporting on regulated electricity and gas network performance The Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) is the peak body representing Australian…

EUAA Submission: Victoria to New South Wales Interconnector West Project (VNI West) Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR)

Emily Wood | March 18, 2020

'... The EUAA does not doubt the need for increased interconnection capacity between NSW and Victoria. Our concerns primarily is around whether: • the planning…

EUAA Submission: Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan

Emily Wood | February 21, 2020

'The EUAA welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP) and congratulate AEMO on the improvements to stakeholder engagement in…

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