• Implications of Yallourn's Unexpectedly Early Closure

    Apr 8, 2021, 11:58 AM by Energy Action
    The closure of the Yallourn power plant in Victoria, may help businesses to meet carbon emissions targets, however, it may also lead to higher electricity prices. Yallourn currently supplies 20% of Victoria's energy and even though EnergyAustralia are replacing the site with a battery, there will be a number of implications on the market.
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  • Five Minute Settlement: What Does it Mean for Energy Users

    Apr 8, 2021, 09:23 AM by Energy Action
    AEMO has announced that as of October 2021, there will be changes to the wholesale market. They have introduced a five minute settlement rule. This rule means that the wholesale spot market will settle on a five minute basis, with new data published every five minutes. What does this mean for energy users? We break down what this could mean for retail pricing, network tariffs and wholesale pricing.
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  • How to Make the Most of Falling Electricity Prices

    Mar 4, 2021, 13:34 PM by Energy Action
    With wholesale energy prices likely to remain lower for longer, it makes sense to procure flexibly to take advantage of expected future price falls. Corporate power purchase agreements have become a popular solution, but it is important to be aware of the risks that they pose, due to their complexity.
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  • The Costs and Risks of Reducing Wholesale Electricity Prices

    Mar 4, 2021, 13:32 PM by Energy Action
    The forecast wholesale electricity prices are set to be at low prices across Australia. There are many clear benefits to customers and energy users, but it's also important to note the risks associated with the low wholesale prices. Asset impairment, PPA contract value impacts, and reduced attractiveness of new generation investment are all important factors to consider when weighing up the pros and cons.
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  • How Electric Vehicles can Speed up Your Net Zero Plans

    Feb 3, 2021, 14:45 PM by Energy Action
    With the recent increase in clients establishing their science-based targets for achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and 18% of Australia's annual emissions coming through transport, electric vehicles seem like the obvious choice. Electric vehicles can allow companies to reduce their fuel costs and meet their net zero emissions targets.
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  • Microgrids to Play a Growing Role in Energy Supply Mix

    Feb 3, 2021, 14:41 PM by Energy Action
    The rapid growth of residential rooftop solar and increasing frequency of climate change-related natural disasters threaten the security and reliability of Australia’s energy grid. Fortunately, microgrids can address both issues, as well as lower costs for electricity consumers.
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  • Reimagine Savings with Energy Efficiency Incentives

    Feb 3, 2021, 14:40 PM by Cherry Energy Solutions and provided to Energy Action as an article submission
    Climate change is becoming an increasingly more critical issue for the planet and its inhabitants. It is well understood that a solution to climate change cannot be implemented over-night and requires an immense amount of support from government, businesses, organisations and individuals around the world. In Australia, the last few years have seen an increase in federal, state and local government support for combatting climate change through energy-efficient incentives nationally and in their respective states.
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  • New South Wales Outlines its Path to a Lower Carbon Future

    Dec 8, 2020, 15:57 PM by Energy Action
    The NSW state government plans to attract $32 billion of investment to build the infrastructure needed to replace coal-based power with cleaner and secure energy. The announcement has created some controversy given the Federal Energy Policy supports the use of gas as a transition fuel. The NSW Minister for Energy and the Environment, Matt Kean, was reported as saying that gas would not be a solution for the electricity market at the National Energy Summit hosted by the AFR in November.
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  • Victorian Electricity Network Tariff Changes

    Dec 8, 2020, 15:56 PM by Energy Action
    In October 2020, the Victorian Government passed the relevant legislation to extend the current regulatory control period for electricity networks of 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2020 by six months. They have consulted with AER staff, and affected electricity and gas network businesses, and sought legal advice on the approach to implementing the changes. Find out more about the benefits and what it means here.
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  • How to Save Energy and Reduce Costs Over Summer

    Nov 10, 2020, 14:45 PM by Energy Action
    As the temperature rises over the summer months, so too do many businesses’ energy bills. There are a range of steps business can take to be more energy efficient, and better manage their consumption over the hotter months. This also has the added benefit of keeping carbon emissions lower, a key part of many businesses’ plans to target net zero.
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  • Energy Prices at Cyclical Lows, But For How Long?

    Nov 10, 2020, 14:43 PM by Energy Action
    his is usually the time of year that energy markets brace for peak energy demand associated with higher consumption over the summer months. However, as we know, 2020 is different from previous years. We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic change the nature of energy demand amid temporary business shutdowns and an exodus of people from offices and worksites as they worked from home. Essentially, the pandemic lifted residential energy use as it constrained commercial and industrial use, with overall demand declining.
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  • An Overview of Electricity Network Financial and Operational Performance

    Nov 10, 2020, 14:36 PM by Energy Action
    Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released the first of what is envisaged to be an annual electricity network performance report. This report shows rich and insightful analysis of key operational and financial performance trends. The analysis and report leverages information the AER collects from electricity networks for the period June 2006 through to June 2020
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  • Climate Action Remains High on Australians’ Agenda

    Nov 10, 2020, 14:32 PM by Energy Action
    The Australian Institute’s Climate and Energy Program has released the Climate of the Nation report based on a survey of approximately 2,000 Australians. The report reveals that the majority of the majority of Australians have a preference for the ongoing economic recovery to be powered through investment in renewables and that finding a pathway towards net zero remains high on the agenda.
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  • Federal Budget in Review: Outcomes for the Energy Sector

    Oct 8, 2020, 13:21 PM by Energy Action
    The 2020-21 Federal Budget has been released. Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has delivered the Federal Budget at a crucial time for Australians as we collectively seek a pathway to economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • There's a Better Way to Buy Solar

    Oct 7, 2020, 10:31 AM by Energy Action
    The quest for net zero emissions is now firmly on the minds of Australian businesses. The use of solar energy generated through a rooftop system produces no direct carbon emissions and has formed a core part of many businesses’ net zero strategies. Furthermore, there are untapped opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.
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  • An 'Energy Led Recovery': What Might it Include?

    Oct 7, 2020, 10:30 AM by Energy Action
    COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the health and economic wellbeing of Australians and the broader Australian economy. Australia is now in its first economic recession since the early 1990s. The recovery from this recession will most likely be long and complicated, requiring significant reform and investment by state and federal governments.
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  • Energy Efficiency is a Jobs Machine - and Local Governments can Start It Up

    Sep 9, 2020, 16:41 PM by The Energy Efficiency Council
    The momentum towards renewable energy sources is unstoppable. However, there is another, often unsung, side to the energy transition: how efficiently and productively we use our energy. It's crucial and it's a jobs machine.
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  • AEMO Integrated System Plan: What are the implications and outcomes?

    Sep 9, 2020, 16:40 PM by Energy Action
    The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) published its second Integrated System Plan (ISP) underpinned by extensive stakeholder consultation, modelling and analysis. It is intended to be a roadmap that identifies investment choices and actions for eastern Australia’s power system over the next 20 years.
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  • ASX Release - Energy Action FY20 Financial Results

    Aug 26, 2020, 17:12 PM by Energy Action
    Energy Action Financial Year 2020 results see a return to profitability in the second half as sales grow in line with expectations. While the ongoing impact of COVID-19 remains uncertain, there are some positive early signs. The majority of clients’ operations have stabilised, and engagement and contracting have resumed after some sales cancellations and deferrals in March and April 2020
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  • Government Grants to Make Businesses More Energy Efficient

    Aug 13, 2020, 11:03 AM by Energy Action
    The Federal Government is running two grant programs to help businesses fund projects that will make them more energy efficient. The grants are for energy use and emissions monitoring, energy audits, equipment and component improvements, feasibility, and have a maximum project period of 18 months. The small business scheme grants cover the entire project cost.
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  • AEMO’s ISP Forms Roadmap for a Lower Carbon Future

    Aug 12, 2020, 14:20 PM by Energy Action
    According to AEMO, with sufficient investment over the next 20 years in the transition of the NEM, there is the potential to attain energy reliability and security, and reduce emissions. When combined with the growing number of businesses advancing their own plans for net zero emissions, a lower carbon future could arrive even earlier.
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  • AEMO directions change - what does it mean to small and large energy users?

    Aug 11, 2020, 09:58 AM by Energy Action
    The National Electricity Rules allow AEMO to issue directions to registered market participants (typically generators) to take action to maintain or re-establish the power system to a secure, satisfactory or reliable operating state.
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  • Planning your business’ Net Zero future

    Jul 8, 2020, 12:20 PM by Energy Action
    Time is of the essence for businesses to credibly achieve Net Zero carbon emissions yet, this is increasingly the expectation of stakeholders across the spectrum.
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  • New energy laws – “the Big Stick legislation”: What does it mean to small and large business energy users?

    Jul 8, 2020, 09:31 AM by Energy Action
    In early June 2020, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Act 2019 (also referred to as the Big Stick legislation) came into effect. This was approximately 6 months after reaching royal assent, with the legislation being passed through parliament in late 2019.
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  • Group buying can unlock energy discounts for SMEs

    Jun 25, 2020, 15:56 PM by Energy Action
    Energy Action today launched ‘Energy Bill-Buster’, a group energy buying initiative that will see Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) band together to get a better deal on their power bill and take advantage of lower energy prices.
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  • Emerging from Hibernation Sharpens Focus on Costs

    Jun 3, 2020, 10:16 AM by Energy Action
    Amid cautious optimism as lockdown restrictions ease and the post-pandemic recovery gets underway, many businesses are now coming out of hibernation. For most businesses, the recent environment has brought about a renewed focus on lowering overheads in an effort to preserve jobs and sustain through ongoing economic uncertainty.
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  • Key Wholesale Electricity Market Changes: Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism

    Jun 3, 2020, 10:15 AM by Energy Action
    ‘Demand response’ is the action a consumer can take to temporarily change their energy consumption, in response to a range of incentives. ‘Wholesale demand response’ refers to the action taken in response to wholesale price signals. Wholesale demand response is designed to be cost competitive and can efficiently compete with peaking generation in times of a tight supply and demand balance.
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  • Has COVID Disrupted the Drive Towards Net Zero?

    Jun 3, 2020, 10:15 AM by Energy Action
    ​Despite the unique challenges that businesses and the economy face amid the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change remains high on the agenda for Australian executives. In a survey of Energy Action’s business customers conducted before COVID-19 took hold, 80% of decision-makers indicated businesses need to take action regarding climate change.
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  • A smart new way to unlock cash and boost your cash flow

    May 5, 2020, 09:13 AM by Energy Action
    Our solar PV buyback program enables businesses to turn their rooftop solar PV systems into cash plus receive a six months payment holiday when you enter into an agreement to buy the energy from your system.
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  • Key wholesale electricity market changes: Five Minute Settlement and Global Settlement

    May 5, 2020, 09:12 AM by Energy Action
    Over the next few years there are a number of significant changes to the design and operation of the wholesale electricity spot market that will present new opportunities and risks for energy industry participants and consumers (large and small). Two of these changes are the introduction of Five Minute Settlement (5MS) and the move to Global Settlement (GS) and market reconciliation for the demand side of the wholesale market.
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  • Innovating to stay open or hibernating your business?

    Apr 23, 2020, 13:02 PM by Energy Action
    No matter your approach to COVID-19, there are tools, schemes and grants available to help small businesses, including converting your solar system into cash.
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  • Electricity Bill Relief for Western Australian charities and small and medium businesses

    Apr 16, 2020, 19:18 PM by Energy Action
    The McGowan Labor Government has unveiled it's $1 billion COVID-19 economic and health relief package to support Western Australian businesses, under it's Small Business Stimulus/Relief Package. There is some welcomed electricity bill relief arriving for small businesses.
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  • How to access the VIC Government’s Business Support Fund for small business

    Apr 16, 2020, 17:45 PM by Energy Action
    Under the Victorian Government's Business Support Fund, eligible businesses can apply for a one-off $10,000 grant to help them navigate the challenges presented by Covid-19.
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  • How to Access $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses in South Australia

    Apr 16, 2020, 15:04 PM by Energy Action
    Small businesses and not-for-profit entities that employ South Australians who have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business.
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  • How to access the COVID-19 support grant for NSW small businesses

    Apr 16, 2020, 12:07 PM by Energy Action
    The New South Wales Government has launched relief packages that can help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to reduce their energy costs.
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  • How to access the QLD Government’s utility relief package for small business and Embedded Network Operators

    Apr 16, 2020, 12:06 PM by Energy Action
    The Queensland Government has launched relief packages that can help eligible small to medium businesses and Embedded Network Operators (ENOs) impacted by COVID-19 to reduce their energy costs.
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  • The Energy Market and Regulatory response to COVID-19

    Apr 8, 2020, 10:28 AM by Energy Action
    The World Health Organization announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic with far reaching impacts and implications across the Australian community and economy. Within the energy sector there are already several impacts and responses.
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  • Energy Efficient Communities Grant opens to community groups

    Apr 8, 2020, 10:28 AM by Energy Action
    In early April, the Federal Government announced the launch of the first stream of its Energy Efficient Communities Program allowing incorporated not-for-profits, country fire authorities and rural fire services to access the grants program.
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  • Electricity and Gas Network Relief Package for SMEs

    Apr 3, 2020, 11:40 AM by Energy Action
    Energy Networks Australia, the national industry body for energy networks, said that networks will be deferring or rebating electricity and gas network charges for affected customers.
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  • Energy Action's response to COVID-19

    Mar 18, 2020, 15:09 PM by Energy Action
    Due to the rapidly changing circumstances, Energy Action are following the advice of relevant authorities including the Australian Department of Health, the World Health Organisation and state health jurisdictions. We have therefore progressed all our office staff to working from home arrangements. We are all available via phone, email, and through our website.
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  • Energy Action on the changing Australian energy landscape

    Mar 5, 2020, 11:41 AM by Boardroom Media
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  • ESB highlights renewables growth, cautions on security

    Mar 5, 2020, 10:40 AM by Energy Action
    The Energy Security Board (ESB) just released its annual Health of the National Electricity Market (NEM) report showing growth in renewables amid ongoing energy security concerns. We take a look at the key findings.
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  • How we helped 86 Victorian sites unlock an average of $6,700 in savings per site in January

    Feb 13, 2020, 13:55 PM by Energy Action
    As each year comes to a close, Victorian networks make applications to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to make changes to their network charges. Once approved and the determinations are finalised, they come into effect on 1 January for the State of Victoria (the same occurs on 1 July for most other states). As part of our Energy Metrics service, eligible sites receive an annual review to assess if they can move to a more favourable tariff to secure savings. ​
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  • The impact of the recent weather events on energy markets

    Feb 13, 2020, 09:22 AM by Energy Action
    The impact of catastrophic bushfires across the country continue to be felt by many Australians who are battling against severe conditions to preserve lives, property and local flora and fauna. It’s fair to say that the effects have, and continue to be, devastating.
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  • 8 Hot Tips to Keep Your Business Cool

    Nov 21, 2019, 11:18 AM by Energy Action
    Every year, the unpredictable hot weather that summer brings catches many businesses by surprise when their post-summer bills arrive. By February, business owners and managers are in recovery from bill shock and kicking themselves that they forgot to plan ahead with energy efficiency measures and investments. If you haven’t developed an energy strategy and are just hoping for a miracle, this article has some quick wins to help!
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  • How to put your energy prices under the hammer?

    Nov 14, 2019, 10:08 AM by John Huggart, CEO Energy Action
    Every December customers and retailers face a “cliff face” when the majority of large market or Commercial & Industrial supply agreements expire. A commercial user is typically defined as spending more than $25,000 per annum on energy
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  • What does a NABERS star means?

    Nov 4, 2019, 14:04 PM by Energy Action
    NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment.
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  • Introduction to Market Reform

    Oct 24, 2019, 09:51 AM by Energy Action
    The volatility of the National Electricity Market over the last few years has required the frequent intervention of the Market Operator in an attempt to stabilise the spot market. This has in turn prompted the state and federal governments, alongside the Market Operator and energy market regulator, to reform the electricity market.
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  • Missing small sites from your big picture?

    Oct 2, 2019, 13:48 PM by Energy Action
    Did you know: No energy retailer is able to contract all small (SME) and large (C&I) sites for any national business, regardless of their location? The ramifications of a business’s inability to see their full energy picture at a glance is huge. A lack of centralised data exposes us to compliance and budgeting issues, not to mention creates room for error. The good news is, Energy Action has bridged this gap and solved this problem with the expansion of our monitoring service to include Energy Metrics SME…because size shouldn’t matter.
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  • Why negative wholesale prices may be more bad news for energy customers

    Oct 2, 2019, 13:44 PM by Energy Action
    Wholesale prices are falling below zero across the National Electricity Market (NEM) more frequently, as solar and wind generation outpaces demand. But what’s driving this and how does it impact the cost of energy more broadly?
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  • Default Market Offers for SME customers experience delays

    Aug 28, 2019, 13:11 PM by Energy Action
    Federal Goverment has introduced the Default Market Offer (DMO) to replace standing offers from energy retailers small business and residential consumers
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  • Lowering your energy bill by switching network tariff

    Jul 30, 2019, 11:26 AM by Energy Action
    On an annual basis, Energy Action conducts a network tariff review on behalf of its clients in each Australian state and territory to identify whether switching to a different tariff would lower their cost of electricity. Network charges can equate to 50% or more of a businesses’ electricity bill, so are a significant cost determinant.
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  • Media Release: Risks intensify in the rapidly expanding corporate PPA market

    Jul 25, 2019, 11:09 AM by Energy Action
    With the uptake of corporate Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs) capturing the attention of medium sized businesses and higher priced PPAs being offered to corporates, more Australian organisations are now exposed to significant medium-term financial risks according to energy management firm, Energy Action.
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  • Energy Action recognised among Top 10 Renewable Energy consulting/service companies in APAC

    Jun 28, 2019, 12:15 PM by Energy Action
    Energy Action is pleased to announce that it has secured a place as one of Energy CIO’s Insights’ top ranked renewable energy consulting firms in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the 2019 awards program.
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  • Energy Action Outreach Day

    Jun 27, 2019, 09:36 AM by Energy Action
    On Tuesday 4th June, our wonderful offshore team in the Philippines alongside our Operations Director, Amber Gillogly participated in a team building/volunteer outreach day with the Aeta Tribe located in Sitio, Porac, Pampanga.
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  • Western Australia Price Index

    Jun 27, 2019, 09:35 AM by Malcolm Whalley
    On 23rd May 2019, Energy Action commenced publication of the Western Australian Price Index. This is the first index of its kind to bring price transparency to the Western Australian electricity market for commercial and industrial customers
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  • Introducing your new look Energy Metrics Portal

    Jun 27, 2019, 09:35 AM by Energy Action
    Over the past few months, our product management team conducted an extensive research program focusing on the client experience when using our Client Portal. Using these insights, Energy Action have been busy redesigning and rebuilding our Energy Metrics Portal and we are excited to announce that it is officially live!
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  • John Huggart Appointed to EEC Board

    May 6, 2019, 10:21 AM by Energy Efficiency Council
    Last week the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) announced the appointment of John Huggart to the Council’s Board.
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  • Innovative ways to secure supply while managing costs

    May 1, 2019, 15:49 PM by Energy Action
    Recently, the Energy Minister discussed the benefits of innovative energy contracts in helping businesses better manage energy costs. There are a range of options for commercial users to secure energy differently and we look at just some of these options.
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  • Energy-related initiatives featured prominently in this year’s Federal Budget

    May 1, 2019, 15:49 PM by Tracy Bucciarelli, Chief Financial Officer, Energy Action
    At the beginning of April, Josh Frydenberg handed down his first Budget as Federal Treasurer, outlining a range of energy-related initiatives expected to share centre stage with other key policy areas ahead of the impending election in May.
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  • Why VIC and SA customers could be expecting additional charges on their upcoming bills

    Apr 10, 2019, 12:10 PM by Lisa Nguyen
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  • Appointment of Energy Action CEO

    Mar 6, 2019, 11:47 AM by Energy Action
    The New Year is in full swing and we would like to formally introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, John Huggart.
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  • Energy Action reports financial results for HY19

    Feb 27, 2019, 15:10 PM by Energy Action
    Energy management consultancy, Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) (“Energy Action”) today reported its financial results for the 6 months to 31 December 2018, with operating profit to $0.89 million, down 63% compared to the previous corresponding period, and a 25% decrease in overall revenue.​
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  • Market responds to January heatwaves

    Feb 21, 2019, 15:27 PM by Energy Action
    The recent elevated temperatures across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales continues to put pressure on the National Electricity Market (NEM), and as AEMO moved to shore up supply through compulsory load shedding the debate around reliability intensified.
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  • Energy Action yearly review and outlook

    Dec 20, 2018, 15:09 PM by Energy Action
    Volatility was a central theme within Australian energy markets in 2018 and with policy remaining an unresolved issue, we expect to see businesses continue moving independently to shore up supply and manage elevated costs.
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  • Our leadership team helping support your energy needs

    Nov 2, 2018, 15:30 PM by Lisa Nguyen
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  • Electricity reference pricing is only part of the solution

    Nov 2, 2018, 12:14 PM by Lisa Nguyen
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  • Summer is coming: 5 factors that could drive short-term electricity prices higher

    Nov 1, 2018, 17:10 PM by Lisa Nguyen
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  • Changes to NSW Energy Efficiency Subsidy for Businesses

    Oct 3, 2018, 16:22 PM by Energy Action
    IPART have announced changes to the commercial lighting methodology under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) that will come into effect on 1 November 2018.
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  • Energy Action Price Index to include WA Pricing

    Sep 28, 2018, 14:10 PM by Energy Action
    To date, there has been no independent market pricing publicly available for the retail electricity market in Western Australia, known as the South West Interconnecting System (SWIS). We are about to change this.
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  • Measuring up in Energy Efficiency: Where does Australia stand?

    Sep 27, 2018, 11:51 AM by Sal Carmichael
    The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently published its 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual report, now in its fourth year has widened from initially covering the world’s 12 largest economies now to the world’s top 25 energy consuming nations. Australia ranked 18th this year, down from number 6 in 2014.
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  • Energy Action Partners with Edge Electrons to help reduce peak energy demand

    Aug 16, 2018, 13:52 PM by Energy Action
    As many businesses continue to face power quality issues and higher electricity and gas prices, demand is increasing for bold solutions to help optimise energy usage and reduce costs.
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  • What can we expect from the COAG meeting on August 10 about the National Energy Guarantee?

    Aug 9, 2018, 13:45 PM by Energy Action
    On 10th August COAG will meet to further discuss the Commonwealth government’s National Energy Guarantee scheme. Whilst the objective of the government is to seek approval of the scheme at this meeting it has been uncertain for many months whether or not all states would sign up to the scheme, or even if they did, would the pro-coal/anti-renewables faction of the Coalition prevent its implementation.
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  • ACCC delivers recommendations to address higher energy prices

    Aug 7, 2018, 15:45 PM by Energy Action
    Recently, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) delivered a landmark report into electricity prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The investigation into the competitiveness of the retail electricity market within the NEM resulted in the ACCC handing down 56 recommendations to address higher prices.
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  • Gas price volatility to remain despite easing supply concerns

    Aug 7, 2018, 15:42 PM by Energy Action
    AEMO has revised its outlook on Australia’s east coast gas market, outlining that previously predicted shortfalls in gas supply would be avoided in the longer term to 2030. However, despite easing supply concerns, higher prices are likely to remain in place as intermittent wind generation and higher winter demand underpin ongoing volatility.
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  • Energy Action Commences Strategic Review

    Aug 6, 2018, 10:18 AM by Energy Action
    As announced to the Australian Stock Exchange on August 6 2018, Energy Action has engaged PwC Australia to assist the company in conducting a review of the strategic options available to the Company, which includes assessing the potential sale, joint venture or merger of the Company with or to a larger organisation that can expedite growth.
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  • Top tips to trade energy and manage costs

    May 31, 2018, 18:29 PM by Energy Action
    While we have seen electricity process moderate, the reality of a higher price environment remains as a longer-term reality for energy users. For commercial and industrial energy consumers, there are a range of strategies to consider to better manage both consumption and price.
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  • Retail electricity prices fall over summer months

    May 31, 2018, 18:24 PM by Energy Action
    According to the Energy Action Price Index (EAPI), retail electricity prices continue to drift downwards from their peak in December 2017, as the National Electricity Network (NEM) sustained through the summer months without compulsory load curtailment in South Australia and Victoria.
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  • National Energy Guarantee: What we know so far

    May 9, 2018, 10:50 AM by Energy Action
    Submissions to the Energy Security Board’s (ESB initial consultation on the National Energy Guarantee closed on 8th March. Soon we should know much more about how retailers, generators and, most importantly, electricity consumers view this proposal.
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  • Energy Efficiency Audits

    May 8, 2018, 16:19 PM by Energy Action
    There are many ways that a business can save money on their energy bills and an Energy Efficiency Audit can be a key factor in reducing your energy costs.
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  • What you need to know to appoint an Embedded Network Manager?

    Feb 1, 2018, 13:49 PM by Energy Action
    With the deadline for embedded network (EN) operators to appoint an AMEO accredited manager rapidly approaching, we look at the critical considerations for landlords and next steps to appoint the right Embedded Network Manager (ENM).
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  • What will the NEG mean for your business?

    Nov 22, 2017, 09:56 AM by User Not Found
    The Federal Government recently announced that it is recommending the establishment of a Reliability Guarantee and an Emissions Guarantee - which together will form a National Energy Guarantee.
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  • Energy Action receives accreditation as Embedded Network Manager

    Nov 22, 2017, 09:53 AM by Energy Action
    Energy Action is one of the first in Australia to receive accreditation under the National Electricity Rules to operate as an Embedded Network Manager, completing the service suite that Energy Action provides to embedded networks.
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  • Guide to government & industry programs for energy-efficient businesses

    Nov 20, 2017, 11:23 AM by Energy Action
    With the volatility in recent energy prices, it’s timely to remind our clients that in addition to, and parallel with, the services provided by Energy Action, there are a range of industry and government programs available to support businesses to understand their energy use and implement energy-efficient practices, systems and technologies.
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  • Battery storage: a game changer in 2018?

    Nov 16, 2017, 11:25 AM by Energy Action
    Battery storage for the consumer market (as an adjunct to solar PV) is becoming increasingly competitive, with prices for these systems having decreased markedly over the last 12 months or so. The price for some units has come down to as low as around $1,000 per kilowatt hour (kWh) fully installed. 
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  • Gas Development Required to Meet Future Energy Demand

    Nov 16, 2017, 11:20 AM by Energy Action
    According to information provided in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities, a projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation impacting New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia from the summer of 2018-19.
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  • Network Tariffs - Explained

    Nov 16, 2017, 11:06 AM by Energy Action
    Your electricity bill can have 18 lines or more, which highlights the complexity of the electricity sector and, while your energy consumption has a direct impact on the total amount, you have come to accept that some of the costs detailed in your bill are fixed – like network charges – and you can’t do anything about it. Are you right? Not exactly. Once a year, your business gets the chance to lock in substantial savings if they are eligible to switch to a better network tariff. 
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  • Businesses to benefit from impending metering changes

    Nov 14, 2017, 14:35 PM by Energy Action
    The Power of Choice reforms coming in December 2017 are already expected to drive a sharp rise in smart meters at a lower price point, but it is improved access to data resulting from these reforms that will really help businesses optimise energy usage. 
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  • Energy Saving tips for Pubs and Hotels

    Nov 7, 2017, 09:55 AM by Matt Hoogland, Engineering Services & Development Manager
    Energy costs are increasing and are putting stress on businesses across many industries.  However hospitality facilities typically have the potential for 20-30% reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency measures, ranging from “low-hanging fruit” tweaks to air-conditioning through to investment in life cycle technology upgrades. 
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  • National Energy Guarantee (NEG) puts fossil plants on life support

    Oct 19, 2017, 09:15 AM by Energy Action
    The proposed introduction of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) by the Coalition Government has a number of potential impacts for commercial and industrial energy users. The move will effectively place fossil power plants on life support for the duration of the scheme, according to Energy Action. 
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  • Pacific Hydro is changing their name to Tango Energy

    Oct 17, 2017, 14:52 PM by Energy Action
    If you are a current client with Pacific Hydro Retail Pty Ltd as your nominated retailer, you will start receiving your electricity invoices from Tango Energy Pty Ltd.
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  • Solar Power for Commercial and Industrial Companies

    Oct 10, 2017, 10:08 AM by Energy Action
    With the introduction of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Operating Leases, solar makes great commercial sense for many businesses globally.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: Procurement Specialist/Manager

    Sep 21, 2017, 09:53 AM by Energy Action
    There are many reports available in your Energy Metrics Service that are a great tool to use to identify consumption and cost trends along with seeing operational behaviours within your workplace.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: CFO & Finance Managers

    Sep 21, 2017, 09:41 AM by Energy Action
    CFOs and finance teams are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their business – one of the biggest ways to do this is to cut out unnecessary wastage so that they are spending less. There’s nothing as disappointing as celebrating a sales success only to be presented with an unrelated but nonetheless hurtful cost blow out the next day.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: Sustainability & Engineering Managers

    Sep 21, 2017, 09:28 AM by Energy Action
    Energy Action’s Metrics provides Sustainability and Engineering teams with the tools to assist in making energy improvements and manage energy costs. Through the online portal, users can view sites energy loads including detailed daily, weekly and monthly consumption reports.
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  • Energy Action presents Innovation in Environment & Sustainability Award

    Sep 14, 2017, 11:14 AM by Energy Action
    Energy Action presented the Innovation in Environment & Sustainability Award to a company called Airofresh. This award was for their development of a new device for cleaning air (removing lot of bacteria, mould, other contaminants and gases specifically for the benefit of the food industry in refrigerated rooms).
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  • AEMC launches review of system reliability

    Aug 23, 2017, 12:31 PM by Energy Action
    AEMC has launched its review of system reliability in the National Electricity Market by publishing an issues paper on 22nd August. System reliability is the process of ensuring that sufficient generation is available to meet the demand on the system at any time of the day. It also captures the technical aspects of generation such as controllability of a generator’s output which is essential if real time fluctuations in demand are to be met.
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  • Steps to manage energy costs in a volatile climate

    Aug 23, 2017, 12:31 PM by Energy Action
    While weather changes can significantly impact businesses’ energy costs, there’s a simple way your business can take more control over usage and better understand the magnitude of potential savings.
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  • 2017 Full Year Results Webcast

    Aug 22, 2017, 14:19 PM by Energy Action
    Join our CEO Ivan Slavich and COO & CFO Michael Fahey as we announce our full year results.
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  • First reduction in three years for Energy Action Price Index

    Jul 27, 2017, 08:28 AM by Energy Action
    An interim decline in Energy Action’s leading price index is a welcome change to sharply increasing electricity prices, but a sustained correction remains unlikely without a major change in market fundamentals.
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  • Cost impost outweighs short term energy security concerns for businesses

    Jul 27, 2017, 08:27 AM by Energy Action
    There is a consensus amongst the majority of Australian businesses that the sustained increase in energy prices is set to continue, but it’s the immediate impact on costs rather than supply concerns that presents the biggest challenge.
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  • Review proposes Clean Energy Target

    Jul 27, 2017, 08:23 AM by Energy Action
    In a climate of high retail prices, a recent state-wide blackout, a growing push to move away from coal-fired power and concerns regarding the security and reliability of energy supply in Australia, the Council of Australian Governments’ Energy Ministers commissioned an independent review of the National Electricity Market.
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  • Energy Action director, Ron Watts, retires after 14 years of service

    Jun 29, 2017, 17:20 PM by Energy Action
    We would like to extend our best wishes to Ron Watts as he announces his retirement and resigns as director of our board. Ron was a co-founder of Energy Action and has been a director since its inception in 2003. He also served as Chairman until 2015.
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  • Energy Action appoints John Mackay as new director of the board

    Jun 29, 2017, 17:18 PM by Energy Action
    We are excited to announce that John Mackay has been appointed to our board as an independent non-executive director.
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  • COAG published its Review of Future Security of the NEM – What is in it and what does it mean?

    Jun 19, 2017, 13:45 PM by Energy Action
    Recent events in South Australia, which experienced a system wide black-out last year, and in NSW where some customers were unexpectedly curtailed earlier this year, attest to the need for a wide ranging review of the market as it currently stands. The Finkel review is COAG’s response to these events and comes in the wake of several other reviews into market performance for both the electricity and gas sectors, some of which are ongoing.
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  • Australia’s energy crisis: What you need to know and steps businesses can take to adjust to the new norm

    Jun 13, 2017, 23:08 PM by Michael Fahey
    Australian businesses are now in the grip of an East Coast energy crisis. Energy Action's COO and CFO Michael Fahey discusses everything you need to know to ensure you are managing the risks.
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  • Factors Behind the Long Term Increase in Electricity Prices

    Jun 13, 2017, 23:07 PM by Energy Action
    Prices for commodity electricity have increased greatly over the last two to three years and are now at levels at least twice as high as those available when the market was at a long term low in 2014. Many customers returning to market are becoming aware of these increases for the first time and are suffering contract renewal shock as a result.
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  • Increased local gas supply and competitive tension positive for Australian businesses

    Jun 13, 2017, 23:00 PM by Energy Action
    Government’s announced gas market intervention aimed at prioritising domestic supply. Surety of supply and increased competition amongst gas producers can benefit businesses. New supply sources welcomed given current pricing and reliability pressures.
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  • Energy Action launches mobile energy monitoring app in Australian first for businesses

    Jun 13, 2017, 22:59 PM by Energy Action
    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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  • Are higher electricity prices here to stay?

    Jun 13, 2017, 22:56 PM by Energy Action
    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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  • The role of energy management in today’s volatile market

    Jun 13, 2017, 22:51 PM by Energy Action
    Having recently joined Energy Action in the role of Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Slavich explains that the current market environment for energy in Australia – across electricity and gas – means that management of energy usage and costs has come sharply into focus for Australian businesses.
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  • PM moves on gas pricing

    Jun 13, 2017, 22:46 PM by Energy Action
    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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  • Energy Action appoints former TransACT Chief Executive as new CEO

    Apr 18, 2017, 13:57 PM by Energy Action
    Former AGL Energy senior manager, ActewAGL Head of Retail and TransACT CEO & Chairman, Ivan Slavich, appointed as the new Energy Action CEO.
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