Tariffs

Powershop, Diamond top green electricity rankings for 2015

Electricity retail newcomers Powershop and Diamond Energy top Australia's green power rankings for 2015. Origin Energy, Energy Australia and AGL noted for "continued average performance."

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Is this the world’s smartest energy services company?

Kraftwerke provide commercial energy customers with the opportunity to buy and sell their electricity, allowing them to benefit from the price fluctuations in the energy spot market.

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Networks throw a bomb into rooftop solar market with tariff changes

Consumers are being caught unawares by tariff changes that could change the economics of rooftop solar. Networks are introducing demand tariffs that could halve the rate of solar installations. It means that in some cases, adding solar could result in a higher bill overall.

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Australia’s first community owned retailer awarded licence

Enova Energy becomes first community owned retailer to be awarded a licence, potentially providing a model in way energy is marketed in Australia.

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‘Use it or (almost) lose it’: Why Australia is a key energy storage market

Among the many inverter and battery storage technologies on show at the All-Energy Australia conference and exhibition last week in Melbourne was a few of the latest offerings from Israeli inverter company, SolarEdge. SolarEdge, which like many other big players in this sector, has lately turned its focus to developing inverter technology that supports solar […]

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Solar is great, but don’t trust Australia’s energy cartel

Powershop CEO Ben Burge sees the rush to rooftop solar as a symptom of the same problem that has made his upstart power retailer such a success – customer disaffection with the Australian energy cartel. But he's worried the solar revolution could have a sting in its tail for consumers.

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Why some customers could be better off with no solar feed in tariff

IPART says beware of retailers offering high solar tariffs - some customers might be better off going with retailer that offers no tariff because of other not-so-hidden charges.

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W.A. sees solar future, but battery storage and EVs are not allowed

W.A. energy minister Mike Nahan has done an about-face and predicted that solar will dominate the future. But the state owned utilities require solar households to sign contracts promising not to install battery storage or purchase electric vehicles.

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Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

Essential Services Commission confirms plan to cut Victoria solar FiT to 5c/kWh, one week after state govt promised to fight for rooftop solar rights.

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Low energy users in Queensland hit with tariffs of 72c/kWh

Low energy users in Queensland are being hit with huge tariffs, while energy guzzlers are being rewarded with tariffs one third of the price.

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