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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2706 ..

(5) The EEIS does not provide or mandate rebates. Rebates and discounts that are offered to consumers are entirely a business decision of the electricity retailer and sit outside the parameters of the Scheme. However, EPSDD’s Annual Reports do provide information on the number and types of eligible activities delivered by the Tier 1 retailer (see below for 2018-19 and 2019-20). Numbers of eligible activities delivered in 2020-21 are not yet available as compliance and auditing activity has not yet concluded for this timeframe.

(Details available at the Chamber Support Office).

(6) As rebates are not provided or mandated under the EEIS, the Directorate has no legislative basis to place this reporting obligation on the electricity retailer. The Directorate therefore cannot provide the figures requested.

(7) Evoenergy is not required to report this data to the ACT Government or the Australian Energy Regulator. The ACT Government has requested information from Evoenergy and they have advised that due to the complicated nature of disconnections versus abolishment and the other factors like rebuilds, there is no clear number that can be provided.

(8) Yes, however Evoenergy is a distributor and once a connection is complete, they have limited visibility of the type of customers on their network. Evoenergy has provided the ACT Government with available consumption data, however this information is subject to several caveats due to data limitations and visibility issues outlined above.

Energy retailers would hold accurate consumption data. The Australian Energy Regulator is responsible for monitoring retailer performance and does not require energy retailers to report consumption / sales data by customer type. There is no requirement for energy retailers to report consumption/sales data by customer type in the ACT.

(9) There were 19 Tier 2 Electricity Retailers operating in the ACT during the 2020 calendar year compliance period.

(10) No Tier 2 retailer has paid the Shortfall Penalty or other penalty for non-compliance with the Act during the lifetime of the Scheme.

(11) Most Tier 2 electricity retailers have elected to pay the Energy Savings Contribution to the Scheme. These contributions fund ACT Government energy saving initiatives in accordance with the objects of the Act. No Tier 2 electricity retailer has elected to undertake eligible energy saving activities to meet their Energy Savings Obligations under the Scheme. However, in 2017 Energy Australia delivered commercial lighting activities for a short period of time delivering 25.10706 t-co2-e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalence).

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Municipal services—infrastructure costs(Question No 387)

Mr Parton asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

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