Tariffs

How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh

New report shows taking part in demand response activities could save businesses up to 33 per cent on their power costs – and for very little effort. Used alongside the wholesale purchase of power and a corporate renewable PPA, the benefits to business can be substantial.

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WA energy minister mulls home battery incentives, in solar tariff review

WA energy minister to review solar tariffs, and possible incentives to boost battery uptake, as the state's rooftop PV market continues to boom.

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Victoria networks ask if solar households should pay for grid upgrades. This was the response…

Powercor and CityPower ask: “Should investment in power quality be paid for by a) All customers or b) Customers with solar panels who export?” Customers say...

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Making the case for 10-year renewable electricity tariffs

For a fair, efficient, low-cost pathway to 100% renewables, we need to put front-of-meter renewables on a level footing with rooftop renewables and enable customers to sign 10-year front-of-meter PPAs.

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IPART takes hard line on solar as it slashes feed-in tariff

IPART confirms plans to effectively penalise NSW solar households for the lower electricity prices their rooftop PV has helped to deliver, by cutting the recommended feed-in tariff in half for 2018/19.

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WA residential solar PPA could be “absolute game changer”

Buyers of new-build homes at a property development in Perth’s northern suburbs are being offered an innovative rooftop solar power purchase agreement that promises to cut their daytime power costs by 40%.

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Powershop, Diamond lead “new breed” of people-focused power retailers

Upstart electricity retailers Powershop and Diamond Energy again win 5-star rankings in independent Green Energy Guide. AGL, meanwhile, earned itself an elephant stamp.

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NSW solar tariff cut – reward for slashing power price peaks

NSW pricing regulator flags a cut to state's solar feed-in tariff, linked to fall in wholesale power prices rooftop solar helped deliver.

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How I learned to slash my power bill, with solar and storage

In December 2016, I added 6.5kW of rooftop solar and a Tesla Powerwall 1 battery and became part of the Reposit Power, ACTewAGL Virtual Big Battery in Canberra. Here's what happened next.

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Victoria town’s breakthrough deal on network tariffs as it pursues 100% renewables

Central Victoria town achieves a breakthrough deal on network tariffs that could pave the way for a community solar farm and 100 per cent renewable energy within a few years.

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