News

  • In this article we look behind the headlines into what is really going on in the gas policy space and what it means for customers looking beyond the end of their current contracts.

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  • A convergence of factors has steadily pushed electricity prices higher since near all time lows in 2014. The forces that have delivered these price rises remain firmly in place in the market today suggesting that higher prices are likely to remain a reality, at least in the short term.

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  • Energy Action is thrilled to launch its new mobile app, which monitors electricity usage, costs and carbon emissions. The app assists in tracking and visualising energy and cost savings across individual and multi-site operations. This new tool will help businesses rapidly respond to energy usage changes and better manage their electricity demand in current market volatility.

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  • 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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