Tariffs

What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

AEMC report says most Australian households can expect to pay between 4-10% more for their 2017-18 electricity bills, thanks largely to the cost of the RET and the exit of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal plant. But is it really as black and white – or even green – as all that?

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Peer-to-peer solar trading kicks off at WA housing development

Australia’s first residential solar electricity sharing market is underway, with the launch of Power Ledger's world leading P2P trading platform at the White Gum Valley housing project in WA.

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Australian battery price war heats up for solar bonus market

LG Chem partners with SMA inverters as competition in the Australian battery storage market intensifies with more than 200,000 solar households about to lose their premium feed in tariffs and look to storage options.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla's 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.

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Powershop launches P2P solar product to Victorian customers

Local solar trading product launched to Victorian Powershop customers as "first in a series" of peer-to-peer products to be rolled out by the online retailer.

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How battery storage can cut home electricity bills by one quarter

New data shows that in South Australia, battery storage is already offering significant savings – as much as 25% on annual electricity bill costs – to households with solar. Retailers will need to turn to Plan B.

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Victoria gives nod to “fairer” time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victorian government to shift solar feed-in tariffs to time-of-use pricing, in move to better reflect the value of the state’s rooftop solar generation, and their environmental benefits.

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Smart meter advice for solar households nearing end of bonus tariffs

The end of the Solar Bonus Scheme is fast approaching. So if you’re a solar owner on the scheme, what should you do?

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So, you want to buy battery storage?

Most Australian households looking at battery storage just want to make the most of their solar investment and use as little grid supplied energy as possible. But what should they look to buy?

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Tariff reform could save billions on grid costs, slash customer bills

Energeia report finds that an enlightened Australian electricity market, built around demand-based network tariffs, could save as much as $16bn in avoided infrastructure costs and cut power bills by 30%.

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