We promote the long-term interests of Victorian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.
Essential Services Commission
We have released our latest update on the Victorian energy market, which shows prices of energy offers have decreased, retailers paid almost $1 million in penalties from July to December, and disconnections for non-payment are at low levels.
We have released our draft decision on Melbourne Water's prices from 1 July 2021, which would see average bill reductions of up to $7 per year for a typical residential household.
We have approved new service standards from electricity distributors aimed at slashing the time it takes to connect new housing developments to power.
We have released data from December and January provided by electricity and gas retailers on the number of energy customers who are on payment plans and enquiring about assistance with paying bills.
We have released our draft decision on Melbourne Water's prices from 1 July 2021. Submissions close 4 May 2021.
Victorian Big Battery has applied for a licence to generate electricity for supply or sale and to sell electricity by wholesale. We are inviting feedback on the licence application until 7 May 2021.