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Complaint statistics 2018-19

Total cases received per month 2018-19

Month  Total Cases
July 2018 820
August 2018 814
September 2018 734
October 2018 779
November 2018 728
December 2018 475
January 2019 730
February 2019 701
March 2019 722
April 2019 654
May 2019 762
June 2019  
Total 7,918

 

Total cases closed - FYTD at 31 May 2019

Case issue Description Total

Billing

High/disputed bills, delays, errors, estimated accounts, fees & charges, rebates/concessions, tariff, meters, refunds etc. 2,928

Credit

Payment difficulties, disconnection, bad debt etc. 1,021
Customer service Failure to inform/respond, incorrect advice, poor attitude/service, privacy issues etc. 580
Land Impact of network assets, maintenance, vegetation management etc. 81
Marketing Conduct of energy marketers, misleading information, pressure, non-account holder signed up etc. 48
Provision Problems with new or existing energy connections etc. 663
Supply Quality of energy supply, damage/loss, outage etc. 134
Transfer Error in billing/transfer of account due to switching retailers, contract terms, delay in transfer, site ownership etc. 317
Other Customer issues that do not fall into the above categories 131
Referral Customer is referred to other organisation 979
General enquiry General enquiries for information 940
Total cases   7,822

Note: All case issues other than 'Referrals' and 'General enquiries' include a combination of 'Referral to Higher Levels', 'Refer back to suppliers', and 'Investigations'.

 

Total cases closed per month 2018-19

Month Total Cases
July 2018 835
August 2018 802
September 2018 756
October 2018 775
November 2018 722
December 2018 535
January 2019 681
February 2019 659
March 2019 697
April 2019 628
May 2019 732
June 2019  
Total cases 7,822

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