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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2704 ..


(1) How many ACT households were connected to gas in the financial years (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

(2) Has the ACT Government done any audits under section 19(3) of the Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Act 2012; if so, when.

(3) What were the outcomes of these audits, including the financial years in which they were conducted and can the Minister provide (a) details and (b) copies of the audit/s.

(4) How many ACT households received an Energy Efficiency Improvement (EEIS) Scheme rebate from the Tier 1 retailer in the financial years (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

(5) Of those rebates referred to in part (4), can the Minister advise under which eligible activities the rebates were granted.

(6) Can the Minister advise the dollar amount of the rebate for each household as well as the average rebate

(7) How many households have been completely disconnected from gas since 2018 and can the Minister provide a (a) financial year and (b) suburb breakdown.

(8) Has EvoEnergy been asked to provide data to estimate annual gas consumption separated into residential and non-residential consumers, as per the recommendations of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Greenhouse as Inventory.

(9) How many Tier 2 companies are there.

(10) How many Tier 2 companies have elected to pay EEIS fines over the last three financial years and can the Minister provide a breakdown of companies and fines paid.

(11) Have any Tier 2 companies engaged in abatement measures under the EEIS; if so, can the Minister provide details.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Evoenergy is not required to report on the number of new residential connection requests each year. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) monitors the number of active gas and electricity contracts in the ACT. Residential gas contract figures for the past 3 financial years are as follows:

ACT residential gas customer contracts

Q4 2018-19

Q4 2019-20

Q3 2020-21*

124415

126097

127401

* The AER has not released Q4 2020-21 figures

Source: Australian Energy Regulator - retail energy market performance market update

In comparison, residential electricity contract figures for the same time period are as follows:


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