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New market role takes effect 1st December 2017

Oct 12, 2017

As part of the Power of Choice reform, regulatory changes to the energy sector will impact all Commercial and Industrial customers in the National Electricity Market. Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has introduced a new market role of...

How does Victoria's new demand charges impact your business?

Jul 05, 2016

From 1 July 2016, Victorian distributors Citipower (central Melbourne) and Powercor (western Victoria) have changed the way demand is charged from kW to kVA. What is demand? Demand is a measurement of the maximum amount of electricity...

Victorian 2015 network tariffs approved

Dec 22, 2014

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has approved new tariffs for Victorian distributors to apply from 1 January 2015.  Network charges are regulated and comprise 40-55% of your annual electricity spend....

Renewable energy charges explained

Jul 08, 2014

The Federal Government implemented legislation in 2001 that required retailers to progressively increase the proportion of renewable energy they purchase from generators. This legislation was expanded in 2009 to ensure that 20% of...

New network tariffs 1 July 2014

Jul 07, 2014

New network tariffs have been released for NSW, SA and QLD effective 1 July 2014.  A summary of the changes is below: Network Region % increase Ausgrid Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter...

New Victorian network tariffs 2014

Dec 16, 2013

It's that time of the year again - from 1 January 2014 Victorian distribution network tariffs will change.  Network charges are regulated by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and comprise 40-55% of your annual...

AER releases Better Regulation guidelines

Dec 11, 2013

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) have released their "Better Regulation" guidelines.  These guidelines apply more scrutiny to the way network tariffs are set, which in theory should slow down the rate of network increases we...

Embedded networks explained

Nov 16, 2013

This article was originally published in Facility Management magazine - online version can be found here . With the increase in retail and commercial vacancy rates around Australia over the past couple of years, landlords have looked to...

Senate results pave way for carbon repeal

Oct 09, 2013

In the recent Federal election, the Coalition secured a comfortable majority in the lower house.  However, implementing their policy of repealing the carbon price was dependent on the outcome of the half-Senate election, as the Coalition...

More capacity existing the market - how will prices change?

Oct 04, 2013

There is speculation that the 980 MW Wallerawang coal power station could be mothballed in 2014.  The station was recently purchased by Energy Australia with the neighbouring Mt Piper station for a paltry $160 million.  Recently, a...

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