In today’s rapidly changing energy market there has never been a more critical time for us to understand and respond to our customers’ wants and needs. This will allow us to anticipate and respond to customers’ changing preferences, support customer choices and provide better solutions.
We have been talking to our customers and stakeholders about the development of our 2021–2025 regulatory proposal ‘Energised 2021-2025’ since 2017. We have spoken to almost 5,000 people across the three networks in the process.
Our progress on engagement
Energised 2021-2025 is in its final phase where we are collecting feedback on our draft proposals and refining our plans to submit to the regulator. This has meant targeted engagements with customers and stakeholders that dive deeper into our business cases, and scrutinise options for topics like pricing, solar and technology.
So far we’ve reached our to customers across our networks in forums and round-tables. Of particular note, are forums we held in March 2019 where customers asked us to provide more information about our draft proposals and respond to their questions. We’ve done so in a Q&A that can be downloaded here.
We’re continuing our consultative efforts in the coming months with vulnerable customer, small business and residential engagements. We’re also bringing back together our Customer Advisory Panel in a meeting at the end of April. The outcomes of which, will be updated here on Talking Electricity.
Feedback from our past engagements
In September 2018 we conducted our final step in Phase 3 of our stakeholder engagement on the regulatory reset, known as Energised 2021-2025. Phase 3 included substantive engagement across a variety of customers and stakeholders, namely:
- network wide surveys of residential and business customers
- in-depth interviews with large commercial and industrial customers
- deliberative forums with residential and small and medium business customers on what they value in their electricity supply
- deliberative forums with residential and small and medium business customers on their preferred investment options and tariffs.
You can read the summary of Phase 3 engagement, including a summary report on each part of the engagement.
United Energy Phase 3 summary report
A report summarising our engagement approach during Phase 3 as well as key results and customer feedback.
Investment Options deliberative forums with residential and business customers September 2018
A summary of deliberative forums with residential and small and medium business customers about what options they consider viable in delivering the services they prefer and with regard to network tariffs
Interviews with C&I customers and industry groups
A summary of in-depth interviews with large commercial and industrial (C&I) customers and industry group representatives, on what they value most and what services they would most like to receive
Residential and small-medium business deliberative forums June 2018
A summary of deliberative forums with residential and small and medium business customers about what they value most and what services they would most like to receive
Engagement with community opinion leaders June 2018
A summary of engagement with community opinion leaders about what they value most, their plans for the future and what services they would most like to receive
United Energy Residential Survey July 2018
A summary of survey results of residential customers on what they value most in electricity and what services they would most like to receive
United Energy Business Survey July 2018
A summary of survey results of small and medium business customers on what they value most in electricity and what services they would most like to receive
Let’s Start Talking Electricity – Network Energy Future Forum 2017
A summary of what we heard about what the biggest influences will be on the future of our network development
Customer Insights 2017
A summary of our customers and their values, behaviours and views about electricity supply
United Energy Residential Customer Insights 2017
A summary of United Energy residential customers’ values, behaviours and views about electricity
United Energy Business Customer Insights 2017
A summary of United Energy business customers’ values, behaviours and views about electricity
Regulatory Reset 2021-2025 Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Our plan for how we’ll engage with you in preparing our 2021-2025 Regulatory Proposal