Submission on extending the Electricity Price Review’s final recommendations to the gas market

Where the appliances at a residential property already utilise gas then gas is an essential service that is necessary for the health, wellbeing and social participation of the whānau in that property. It is extremely important that appropriate protections to access gas fairly are in place.

FinCap strongly recommends that at a minimum the protections for access to gas for whānau match the protections for electricity. Consistency will mean financial mentors and the whānau they support have better chances of realising good outcomes where facing issues with any essential energy supply.