Energy Action welcomes the launch of Energy Network Australia’s COVID-19 Electricity and Gas Network Relief Package designed to support small businesses and residential customers impacted by COVID-19.
Energy Networks Australia, the national industry body for energy networks, said that networks will be deferring or rebating electricity and gas network charges for affected customers.
Energy Networks Australia CEO Andrew Dillon said: “Networks understand these are extraordinarily tough times for small business and energy bill relief will really help.”
As part of the package, energy networks across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia* will implement measures including:
Energy Networks Australia also reiterated that it continues to operate in line with the principles outlined by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). This includes supporting retailers in not disconnecting small businesses in financial distress and waiving disconnection, connection and daily supply charges for small businesses that have ceased operations.
*Participating networks: Citipower, Powercor Australia, United Energy, Australian Gas Networks, TransGrid, Endeavour Energy, Ausgrid, Essential Energy, Jemena, SA Power Networks, Multinet Gas Networks, ElectraNet and AusNet Services.
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