2020-21 Energy Charter Disclosures Statement Released
Friday, 1 October 2021
Jemena is pleased to release our 2020-21 Energy Charter Disclosures statement, which outlines key initiatives delivered by our business over the last 12 months in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our statement also outlines how we’re working to support Australia’s transition to a lower-carbon energy future. Over the reporting period we delivered a range of initiatives supporting greater energy reliability, affordability, and sustainability including:
- Extending our Energy Network Relief Package to provide bill relief to 37,000 eligible small business and residential customers across New South Wales and Victoria.
- Co-leading a number of #BetterTogether initiatives supporting vulnerable customers, including a COVID-19 Vulnerable Customer Research Series as well as the Voices for Power (energy literacy) Project.
- Refocusing our Community Grants Program to deliver $80,000 in support to a diverse range of community organisations addressing some of the most challenging impacts of COVID-19.
- Advancing efforts to support Australia’s transition to a lower-carbon energy future, through announcing our ambition to achieve net-zero emissions across our operations by 2050.
- Leading work on a number of Renewable Gas Projects exploring the potential of hydrogen and biomethane, including our Western Sydney Green Gas and Malabar Biomethane Projects.
The next 12 months will see Jemena continue to explore these and other opportunities to enhance energy affordability for those facing vulnerable circumstances, support ongoing network safety and reliability, and explore new technologies to support Australia’s future energy transition.
Established in 2018, The Energy Charter is a coalition of companies from across Australia’s energy sector who are working together to build consumer trust and deliver meaningful change.
As a founding signatory to the Energy Charter, this is the third annual statement Jemena has submitted on its progress to deliver against the Charter’s five key principles.
Our 2020/21 Energy Charter Disclosures statement is available in full here.