Have your say
about electricity
pricing options
for the future.

Thank you for your interest in this important research project.

Woolcott Research & Engagement is an independent market research company. We have been engaged by Essential Energy to speak with their customers.

Your valuable input will aid in the development of pricing structures that will be trialled with customers in 2021

Participation in this project will involve the following steps:

Phase 1

Visiting a website

To access information, watch videos and answer a few questions. This will take approximately 30 minutes and must be completed before the first forum (see next).

Attending a 1-hour and 45min online forum discussion from 6:00PM – 7:45PM in October or November 2020

(Dates as per region below)
This will be conducted over Zoom and will require you to download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet or computer. You will also need a microphone and preferably a camera activated on your chosen device. Instructions will be provided.

Phase 2

Visiting a website

To access information, watch videos and answer a few questions. This will take approximately 30 minutes and must be completed before the second forum (see next).

Attending a second 1-hour and 45min online forum discussion from 6:00PM – 7:45PM in February 2021

(Dates as per region below)

Online Forum Dates

Forum 1, 6:00PM – 7:45PM

Northern Region: Tuesday 27th October 2020

North Coast Region: Thursday 29th October 2020

Southern Region: Thursday 5th November 2020

Forum 2, 6:00PM – 7:45PM

Northern Region: Tuesday 9th February 2021

North Coast Region: Thursday 11th February 2021

Southern Region: Wednesday 17th February 2021

Register your interest

Participants will be paid $250 in total as a token of appreciation for their time. After Phase 1 they will receive $100, and the remaining $150 after the completion of Phase 2.

Participation requirements:
  • You must reside in the Essential Energy network area
  • You must be 18 years or over
  • You must commit to participating in both phases of engagement
  • You must be available to participate on the allocated dates (see above)

If you are interested in taking part in the engagement project please register your information by clicking on the button below.

After registering we will be in contact with you if you are successful. We are seeking a broad and representative group of residents and therefore cannot guarantee participation.

The Forum Experience

  • Our engagement forums are the perfect setting for you to learn about and consider issues regarding Essential Energy tariffs.
  • They are informative, interactive and fun experiences that enable you to have your say.
  • You will collaborate with other participants to help come up with a solution that will shape the future of electricity distribution pricing.