News

  • Former AGL Energy senior manager, ActewAGL Head of Retail and TransACT CEO & Chairman, Ivan Slavich, appointed as the new Energy Action CEO || Most recently head of management consultancy, TRIDENT Corporate Services, advising Federal and State Government departments and businesses || Focused on driving Energy Action’s growth as energy management becomes more critical given market volatility

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  • The systems that control the temperature, comfort and air quality in buildings are complex, consisting of thousands of points of data interacting with hundreds of different control algorithms, operating a large numbers of components such as valves, dampers, fans, pumps, boilers and chillers. When any one of these inevitably goes wrong, three things can happen: not much at all (because it’s not immediately important); energy use goes up; or someone gets uncomfortable. So normally the building operator will only find out that something has gone wrong when their energy bill goes haywire or they get a complaint.

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  • In the third and last article in this series, we look to demystify the economic specifics of an investment in solar power. This time, we look at coverage of a solar package and what it means to invest in a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

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  • Tuning your way to 6 Stars: how a building in Melbourne reached the highly coveted NABERS 6 Stars rating and started saving over $37k per annum through extensive tuning, collaboration and great management. Outcomes cannot be claimed solely by the consultant, as the role of the facilities manager has been, without question, critical to the successes of the tuning process.

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  • This year I was handed the exciting – yet slightly daunting – task of organising Energy Action’s Client Briefings. Exciting because, while I’m decades away from even coming remotely close to the incredible sea of knowledge that were the presenters, I find the energy industry incredibly fascinating. Current generations always (or nearly always) had the luxury of reliable and extensive energy infrastructure, hence the reason for taking it all for granted.

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  • Hazelwood closure likely to be followed by others as grid is ‘de-carbonised’ | Businesses need to be proactive and act swiftly rather than becoming price takers | Ongoing volatility and higher prices can be mitigated by energy efficiency measures

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  • Projections for the solar generation capacity in Australia continue to soar. Large scale grid-side solar farms will continue to offer big jumps in installed capacity that help lower the overall cost of solar hardware relative to other energy generation sources.

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  • Project wins 2016 Solar Installation and Design Award in Grid-Connect 15 kW - 100 kW category | Energy Action witnessing growing interest in solar PV in commercial building sector | Solar PV now represents a compelling solution to lower costs and improve energy efficiency

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  • Energy Action's 2016 results show a 47% increase in net profit over last year, with a 6% increase in revenue. Due to these results, the fully franked final full year 2016 dividend to shareholders is up 73% over last year, at a total of 6.32 cents per share compared to the full year 2015 dividend of 3.65 cents.

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  • It is now a reality that the cost of generating electricity from the sun can compete with traditional sources of power. Add to this equation the breakthrough advances in battery technology, and sustainable, clean and dependable solar power can increasingly become a practical, cost-effective way to meet the businesses demand for energy. A win-win for Australian businesses, right?

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