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.

The EUAA is currently reviewing its policies. An update will be provided shortly.


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.

The EUAA is currently reviewing its policies. An update will be provided shortly.


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 5) outlines EUAA Climate Change position. Our Net Zero position is here.


EUAA Submission: AEMC National Electricity Amendment (Bringing Early Works Forward To Improve Transmission Planning) Rule 2024

Emily Wood | July 4, 2024

'...We believe that any improved cost estimates should be delivered at an AACE Class 3 or better, or else the early works do not save…

EUAA Submission: AEMC National Electricity Amendment (RRO Exemption For Bi-Directional Units) Rule 2024

Emily Wood | July 4, 2024

'...Under current RRO obligations, retailers, large energy users and, notably, bi-directional units (BDU) with annual electricity consumption (from charging from the grid) above 10GWh per…

EUAA Submission: NDCCEEW Review Of Long Duration Storage (Part 6 Of The Electricity Infrastructure Investment Act 2020)

Emily Wood | June 18, 2024

'... The EUAA is a strong advocate for stable government policies that encourage investment without government unduly limiting technical capability or capacity. The current Consultation…

EUAA Submission: VicGrid Community Benefits Scheme Proposal

Emily Wood | June 17, 2024

'...The EUAA supports effective community engagement. We see it as a critical part of the transition of our energy system towards net zero. In our…

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