Tariffs

What is a solar PPA?

Thinking of going solar? It's not all about panels on roofs. There are many benefits – economic and environmental – for businesses that choose to go solar via a power purchase agreement.

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New solar + battery round for Yackandandah, as 100% renewable plans take shape

North-east Victorian town forges ahead on 100% renewable plans, with new bulk-buy solar round, community retailer and microgrid projects.

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Energy Locals takes aim at “big three” with wholesale electricity offer

Retail power upstart launches new membership service that offers flat weekly fee, and electricity at “wholesale” market prices.

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Community retailer Enova eyes expansion with new crowd-funding campaign

Community energy retailer aims to raise at least $3m to finance its extension across NSW, including Sydney CBD, followed by south-east Queensland, Victoria and SA.

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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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