Abbreviations

Abbreviations

ABARE

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics

ABARES

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACCI

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ACOSS

Australian Council of Social Service

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

AEMA

Australian Energy Market Agreement

AEMC

Australian Energy Market Commission

AEMO

Australian Energy Market Operator

AER

Australian Energy Regulator

Ai Group

Australian Industry Group

AM

Member of the Order of Australia

AMI

advanced metering infrastructure

ASFA

Association of Superannuation Funds Australia

ATA

Alternative Technology Association

BREE

Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics

CALC

Consumer Action Law Centre

capex

capital expenditure

CEC

Clean Energy Council

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

committee, the

Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices

COTA

Council of the Ageing

CPSA

Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of New South Wales

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CUAC

Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre

DBs

distribution businesses

DCEE

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

DRET

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

EAPA

Energy Accounts Payable Assistance

EEC

Energy Efficiency Council

EEO

Energy Efficiency Opportunities

ENA

Energy Networks Association

ERA

Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia

ERAA

Energy Retailers Association of Australia

ESAA

Energy Supply Association of Australia

ESI

Energy Savings Initiative

ESS

Energy Savings Scheme

EUAA

Energy Users Association of Australia

EWON

Energy and Water Ombudsman New South Wales

EWOV

Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria

FiT

feed in tariff

GEMS

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards

GFC

Global Financial Crisis

GW

gigawatt

HESS

Home Energy Savings Scheme

IHD

in-home display

IMO

Independent Market Operator

IPART

Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal NSW

kV

kilovolts

kWh

kilowatt-hour

LRET

Large-scale Renewable Energy Target

MCE

Ministerial Council on Energy (replaced by the SCER)

MEU

Major Energy Users

MW

megawatt

NCCARF

National Climate Change Adoption Research Facility

NECF

National Energy Customer Framework

NEL

National Electricity Law

NEM

National Electricity Market

NEMLA

National Electricity Market Legislation Agreement

NEMMCO

National Electricity Market Management Company

NEO

National Electricity Objective

NER

National Electricity Rules

NERL

National Energy Retail Law

NERR

National Energy Retail Rules

NGF

National Generators Forum

NILS

No Interest Loan Scheme

NPV

net present value

NSP

network service provider

NSW

New South Wales

NWIS

North West Interconnected System

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

opex

operational expenditure

PIAC

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

PJ

petajoules

PoC

Power of Choice draft report

PPI

purchasing power parity

PV

photovoltaic

QCOSS

Queensland Council of Social Services

REC

Renewable Energy Certificate

REES

Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme

RET

Renewable Energy Target

SCER

Standing Council on Energy and Resources (formerly the MCE)

SRES

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

STOU

seasonal time of use

SWIS

South West Interconnected System

TEC

Total Environment Centre

totex

total expenditure

UTS

University of Technology Sydney

VEET

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

W

watt

WA

Western Australia

WEM

Wholesale Electricity Market

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