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The Department for Energy and Mining invites written submissions to the Issues Paper from interested parties in relation to the Review into the South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).

The purpose of this Issues Paper (PDF 1.1 MB) is to seek the views of stakeholders on the future of the REES after the current stage ends in 2020.

The current objective of the REES is to reduce household and business energy use, with a focus on low-income households. This will provide associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emission benefits.

The REES commenced on 1 January 2009. Three, three-yearly stages have been completed, and the scheme has now entered its fourth stage (2018, 2019 and 2020). The REES has delivered 1.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions (2009-2014) and over 10.6 million gigajoules of energy savings (2015-2018). Over 360,000 households and over 5,000 businesses have benefitted from the scheme since it commenced in 2009.

Continuation of the REES beyond 2020 will be the subject of government consideration at the end of this Review.