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As the administrator of the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS), the Essential Services Commission (Commission) has functions and powers as are necessary to give effect to the REPS in South Australia. The Commission administers the REPS in accordance with the Electricity (General) Regulations 2012 and the Gas Regulations 2012. The role of the Commission is to facilitate obligated energy retailers and activity providers compliance with scheme requirements.

Further information on the compliance framework for REPS, please refer to Bulletin no 11 - Compliance Framework.

In administering the scheme, the Commission has published information on REPS compliance outcomes. Please refer below, for further information.

2022 compliance plan assessment

By no later than 31 March each Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) year, each obliged retailer (retailer) must submit to the Commission in writing a compliance plan in accordance with clause 4.1 of the REPS Code

The Commission provides guidance and feedback to ensure the compliance plan submitted by each retailer demonstrates that the retailer has established a robust compliance regime and the compliance plan is a fit for purpose document. The compliance plan must demonstrate the retailer has procedures, processes, and controls in place to ensure compliance with the scheme requirements.

Following a preliminary review by the Commission, retailers were given the opportunity to provide missing or incomplete information and to submit an updated compliance plan. The Commission’s final assessment confirmed that all compliance plans for the 2022 REPS year met the record keeping, reporting and assurance requirements detailed in clause 4.1 of the REPS Code. 

 

2021 compliance outcomes

The Commission has released information on Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) compliance outcomes for 2021.

The Commission acknowledges the efforts made by energy retailers under the REPS to maintain ongoing compliance with scheme requirements. The Commission will continue to monitor and review REPS activities to ensure important consumer protections are being met and that each retailer is implementing robust systems to ensure compliance.