Under the Electricity (General) Regulations 2012 and Gas Regulations 2012 (Regulations), the Essential Services Commission of SA (the Commission) has functions and powers as are necessary and expedient to give effect to the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES). As the administrator of the REES, the Commission reports to the Minister annually in relation to the operation of REES, and from time to time in relation to any other matter with respect to REES. The Minister has approved a REES Ministerial Protocol that sets out reporting requirements for the Commission in its role as scheme administrator.
The 2017 REES Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s reporting obligations under the Electricity and Gas Regulations and the REES Ministerial Protocol. The report assesses the REES outcomes in 2017; in particular, achievement against the 2017 Ministerial targets for undertaking energy audits and energy efficiency activities in South Australian households and businesses.
The key 2017 outcomes were:
- All energy audit and energy efficiency targets were met in 2017. Many obliged retailers have significant energy credits to carryover to subsequent REES years.
- A total of 2,242 energy audits were undertaken and obliged retailers applied an additional 5,195 energy audit credits (earned in prior years) to exceed the target by 31 percent.
- 2,549,093 gigajoules (GJ) of energy savings were delivered, which was 38 percent higher than that delivered in 2016. When prior year credits are included, the Energy Efficiency Target was exceeded by 46 percent. Many obliged retailers have significant credit balances to carry over towards 2018 targets.
- 2017 was the third year that activities could be undertaken in businesses (referred to as commercial activities). Seventy seven percent of energy savings were from commercial activities; 76 percent from commercial lighting and 1.4 from commercial showerheads. In 2017, 4,174 businesses benefitted from REES activities.
A detailed REES Time Series Data (xls) is provided in a Excel based spreadsheet, covering performance data, which is designed to assist researchers and other persons with an interest in examining specific results and trends.
Previous REES annual reports