SACOSS report providing evidence that the National Energy Customer Framework has failed to reduce the growing rate of disconnections in South Australia. A number of recommendations are made aimed at reducing the rate of disconnections and subsequent impact on consumers.
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Energy, Water & Climate Change
Keeping The Power On - SACOSS Response to Electricity Disconnections
Energy Tariffs and Vulnerable Consumers
A SACOSS Research Report not about the level of prices, but the structure of electricity prices and how they impact on vulnerable consumers. The report considers seasonal variations in tariff, and various use based tariffs, including the use of 'smart meters'.
High SA Electricity Prices: A Market Power Play?
South Australia has a small and relatively isolated electricity market.
Relative Energy Poverty in Australia
Research report considers different definitions of energy poverty to identify the households most likely to lack access to energy and considers the adequacy of safety nets for vulnerable energy consumers.
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Energy Market Research Report No.1
A brief analysis of the South Australian "mass market" for energy and gas, focusing particularly on market concentration and rates of switching since de-regulation.
Vulnerable Consumers and Energy Market Contracts
Short briefing paper on findings of focus-group research into the experience of people in poverty in the de-regulated South Australian energy market.