Consumer Engagement and Innovation Award shortlists announced

Energy Networks Australia has announced the shortlist for its Consumer Engagement and Innovation Awards.

The shortlisted applicants for the Energy Consumers Australia Consumer Engagement Award are:

  • Horizon Power (WA) – Solar Incentives Scheme
  • Jemena (NSW) – Gas Networks Deliberative Forum
  • Jemena (Vic) – People’s Panel
  • SA Power Networks (SA) – Community Engagement
  • Powerlink (Qld) – 2023-27 Revenue Determination

Energy Consumers Australia CEO, Rosemary Sinclair, said that the 2019 entries showed a significant step forward on a range of engagement activities, demonstrating the maturing of consumer engagement within many network businesses.

“We are seeing a greater commitment to working directly with consumers, exploring new ways to engage and make energy more affordable for households and small businesses.”

“The award shines a light on consumer engagement practice and the breadth of engagement activity happening across the network sector.”

Energy Networks Australia CEO, Andrew Dillon, announced shortlisted applicants for the Energy Network Industry Innovation Award.

The Energy Network Industry Innovation shortlist comprises:

  • ATCO – Clean Energy Innovation Hub
  • ElectraNet – Dalrymple Battery Energy Storage Project
  • Power and Water (NT) – Darwin’s DFA Trial

“This is the most momentous period of change the energy sector from the integration of renewables, to storage, to system design,” Mr Dillon said.

“Networks are creating a smarter grid, giving customers more control over their energy use and encouraging better management of electricity demand.

“Finding innovative solutions to problems is a big part of creating a smarter grid for the future.

“These awards are a way to recognise ground-breaking initiatives, technology, services or solutions that have benefits to customers and help us to share learnings across the sector.”

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