The Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS) provides electricity retailers with the flexibility to choose the most cost-effective method to improve energy efficiency. The Scheme has also been designed to minimise the impact on electricity retailers, especially smaller retailers and new market entrants. This is consistent with the ACT Government’s objective of supporting retail competition in the Territory.
Electricity retailers get classified into two groups, each with a different set of obligations for participating in the scheme. Smaller ‘Tier 2’ retailers can either undertake eligible energy savings activities or discharge their obligations through an Energy Savings Contribution (ESC) fee equal to the estimated cost of participation of a Tier 1 retailer.
The Act requires that all revenue raised as a result of the EEIS (including contribution fees or penalties paid to the Territory) be used for purposes that are consistent with the objectives of the Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Act 2012 (the Act) including administration of the Scheme. More information on scheme requirements can be found on our Legislation page.
Tier 1 retailers
Tier 1 includes electricity retailers with more than 500,000 MWh of electricity sales in the ACT per year and at least 5,000 ACT customers.
Tier 1 retailers can undertake eligible activities or acquire approved abatement factors from other retailers who undertake eligible activities to meet their energy savings obligation. In the ACT there is currently only one Tier 1 retailer.
Tier 2 retailers
Tier 2 includes electricity retailers with less than 500,000 MWh of sales in the ACT per year and/or less than 5,000 ACT customers.
Tier 2 retailers may meet their energy savings obligation by undertaking eligible activities, acquiring approved abatement factors from other retailers who undertake eligible activities or by paying an Energy Savings Contribution (ESC). This means Tier 2 retailers do not have to offer activities.
Current Activity Delivery
You can find information about the activities a retailer may be offering by contacting the relevant retailer. A list of retailers that currently sell electricity in the ACT is below. Electricity retailers can also offer activities to customers of other retailers. Retailers that do offer activities don't have to offer all activities in the list. The Act allows them to choose which activities they will undertake to meet their energy savings obligations.
|Retailer||Currently offering activities|
Phone: 1300 789 002
|ERM Energy Pty Ltd||No|
|Origin Energy Electricity Pty Ltd||No|
|Red Energy Pty Ltd||No|
Phone: 1300 894 745
|Energy Australia Yallourn||No|
|AGL Sales Pty Ltd||No|
|Alinta Energy Ltd||No|
|Next Business Energy||No|