The Australian Government is undertaking further design work on a possible national Energy Savings Initiative (ESI). Reports, such as the ones which are provided below, have been prepared by consultants to assist with this work. However:
- no decision has been made about whether a national ESI will be introduced
- these reports should not be interpreted as reflecting Government thinking on the design of a possible national ESI (for example, comments by consultants about the eligibility of activities for creating certificates should not be interpreted as a proposed list of eligible activities under a possible national scheme)
- the report should not be interpreted as a commitment by Government to a policy or course of action.
Investigation of deemed savings for residential activities in a possible National Energy Savings Report
This report reviews deeming methodologies used in Australian state-based energy-saving schemes (see Related documents). Potential deeming methodologies for energy-saving activities in households for a possible national ESI are then developed, taking into account methodologies used in state schemes. Estimates of the energy savings for a range of activities have also been calculated.
Energy use and energy efficiency opportunity data for Commercial-SME sectors
The report analyses data on energy use and energy efficiency opportunities in the commercial sector and for small and medium energy-using businesses in Australia (see Related documents). The data collated for the identified energy efficiency activities in these sectors is being used as an input to the economic and energy market modelling of a national ESI.
Inputs to Energy Savings Initiative modelling from Industrial Energy Efficiency Data Analysis Project
The analysis for this report was undertaken as one aspect of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Data Analysis Project (IEEDAP), which has been commissioned by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism and the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER). The IEEDAP aims to create a knowledge base on industrial energy efficiency, covering all fuel types as well as reported technologies and processes, that can be used to inform future policy design.
This report includes a summary of the datasets detailing the energy use and energy savings available in the industrial sector (see Related documents). It also includes the results of an analysis of barriers to the investigation and implementation of untapped energy efficiency opportunities. The data is being used as an input to the economic and energy market modelling of a national ESI.
Two spreadsheets of energy use and energy savings data that were used as an input to the economic and energy market modelling of a national ESI are available (see Related documents):
- Industrial data aggregated at the division level (from South Australia and Tasmania)
- Industrial data aggregated at the sub-sector grouping level (from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia)
Tables 27 and 28 in the report show the groupings of Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification that were used for each dataset to ensure that the data had no confidentiality issues.
Peak energy savings scheme design options
This report provides analysis into how a national ESI might be designed to reduce peak electricity demand. The report details three broad options and a preliminary assessment of each (see Related documents).
Analysis of compliance costs for a national Energy Savings Initiative
The report estimates the administrative and compliance costs of a potential national ESI, including a number of possible harmonisation scenarios for existing schemes, using a cost benefit analysis. Current and prospective future administrative and compliance costs are considered for: electricity and gas retailers; and scheme administrators including relevant government departments.
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