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.

Electricity

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.

Gas

The impacts of COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices are being felt at all levels of the gas supply chain, and they have highlighted key areas of dysfunction in the market. There is a significant cumulative effect on gas users which exacerbates the difficulties being experienced by many commercial and industrial users.

Download attachment to read EUAA policy position on Gas, last updated Sept 2020.

Sustainability

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.

Submissions

EUAA Submission: AusNet Services Electricity Distribution Determination for 2021-26

Emily Wood | January 8, 2021

'The Energy Users’ Association of Australia (EUAA) is the peak body representing Australian commercial and industrial energy users. Our membership covers a broad cross section…

EUAA Submission: Reliability Forecast Guidelines Issues Paper

Emily Wood | December 17, 2020

'Our overall concern about the approach AEMO is taking is that it is, in many cases, effectively forecaster and arbitrator of whether stakeholder concerns about…

EUAA Submission: Participant Derogation – ERC0320, ERC0322

Emily Wood | December 3, 2020

'Much of Australian manufacturing industry has been built on the availability of internationally competitive and reliable electricity supply. This international competitiveness has been severely challenged…

EUAA Submission: Transparency of Unserved Energy Calculation

Emily Wood | October 22, 2020

'The EUAA write to support the overall direction of this rule change to bring increased transparency to the measurement and reporting of USE. However, we…

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