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Complaints statistics 2019-20

Total cases registered per month 2019-20

Month

Total cases

July 2019

737

August 2019

732

September 2019

677

October 2019

748

November 2019

644

December 2019

479

January 2020

702

February 2020

626

March 2020

-

April 2020

-

May 2020

-

June 2020

-

TOTAL

5,345

Total cases closed - FYTD at 29 February 2020

Case issue

Description

Total

Billing

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

2,155

Credit

Payment difficulties, disconnection, bad debt, etc.

795

Customer service

Failure to inform/respond, incorrect advice, poor attitude/service, privacy issues, etc

371

Land

Impact of network assets, maintenance, vegetation management, etc.

54

Marketing

Conduct of energy marketers, misleading information, pressure, non-account holder signed up, etc.

38

Provision

Problems with new or existing energy connections, etc.

462

Supply

Quality of energy supply, damage/loss, outage, etc.

119

Transfer

Error in billing/transfer of account due to switching retailers, contract terms, delay in transfer, site ownership, etc.

138

Other

Customer issues that do not fall into the above categories

84

Referral

Customer is referred to other organisation

604

General enquiry

General enquiries for information

527

Total cases

 

5,347

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 2019-20

Month

Total cases

July 2019

737

August 2019

672

September 2019

666

October 2019

692

November 2019

707

December 2019

569

January 2020

645

February 2020

659

March 2020

-

April 2020

-

May 2020

-

June 2020

-

TOTAL

5,347

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