Targets - historical

REES electricity

 
Under the Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES), licensed energy retailers are obliged to provide energy audits and energy efficiency activities to South Australian residential customers in accordance with allocated targets established by the Commission. This requires the Commission to identify, prior to the commencement of each calendar year, which licensed electricity and gas retailers will be bound by the scheme in that year and to allocate energy audit and energy efficiency activity targets to those retailers.

While all energy retailers are bound by the Regulations (REES is established under Parts 4 of the Electricity (General) Regulations 2012 and Gas Regulations 2012), a retailer will only be obliged to meet REES targets if its customer numbers exceed a threshold level set by the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy (the Minister). For REES Stage 2 (2012, 2013 and 2014), the customer threshold number has been set at 5,000 customers for each licence held, the same level as for REES Stage 1 (2009, 2010 and 2011).

Energy efficiency activities

Greenhouse gas reduction activities are available for all South Australian households. Householders are be able to take up incentives offered by any obliged retailer for the installation of various pre-approved energy efficiency activities, such as the installation of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), low-flow showerheads and ceiling insulation. The list of approved energy efficiency activities for REES Stage 2 is available in the REES Code.

The Minister must fix an overall annual greenhouse gas reduction target to be achieved by obliged retailers though the provision of energy efficiency activities to South Australian households.  The annual greenhouse gas reduction targets (expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) for REES Stages 1 and 2 are:

Energy efficiency activities targets
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
155,000 235,000 255,000 255,000 335,000 410,000

The Minister has set a proportion (35%) of greenhouse gas reduction activities required to be undertaken in low-income households. The annual priority group greenhouse gas reduction targets (expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) for REES Stages 1 and 2 are:

Energy efficiency activities targets - priority group
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
54,250 82,250 89,250 89,250 117,250 143,500

The Commission must apportion the overall annual gas reduction targets for each obliged retailer in accordance with formulae provided in the Regulations.

Energy audits

Energy audits are available for low-income households, to help assess current energy use practices, compare them to energy efficient practices and identify practical ways to be more energy efficient at home.  The annual energy audit targets (numbers of households) for REES Stages 1 and 2 are:

Energy audits
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3,000 5,000 5,000 5,667 5,667 5,667

The Commission must apportion the overall annual energy audit targets for each obliged retailer in accordance with formulae provided in the Regulations. 

As scheme administrator, the Commission will ensure that energy retailers comply with the REES. The Commission will also be responsible for reporting to the Minister annually on retailers' progress in achieving the required targets.

Any REES enquiries should be addressed to: rees@escosa.sa.gov.au