Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) – regulatory performance report 2020

25 Jun 2021

The Commission has released the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) – Regulatory Performance Report 2020.

The Report has been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s reporting obligations under the Electricity and Gas Regulations and the Ministerial Protocol for REES. This final REES Regulatory Performance Report covers the performance of obliged retailers under REES in 2020, as well the Commission’s observations on REES since its inception in 2009.

The key REES outcomes for  2020 are:

  • The overall annual REES targets were achieved and all obliged retailers met their individual targets.
  • Approximately 2.2 million GJ of deemed energy savings were delivered to 30,400 households and businesses. 
  • Approximately 496,300 GJ of deemed energy savings were delivered to 14,500 priority group households (residential premises in which a person resides who is experiencing hardship or holds an eligible concession or health card).
  • Approximately 75,300 energy efficiency activities were delivered and 585,800 energy efficient products were installed. 

The key REES outcomes since 2009 are:

  • Approximately 19.2 million GJ of deemed energy savings have been delivered since the commencement of REES. 
  • Approximately five million GJ of deemed energy savings and 69,500 energy audits have been delivered to approximately 210,700 priority group households.

On 1 January 2021, the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) was introduced by the South Australian Government to replace REES. The objective of REPS is to improve energy productivity for households, businesses and the broader energy system, with a focus on low-income households. This is achieved through the setting of energy productivity targets to be met by obliged electricity and gas retailers.