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  • While seasonal 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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  • The Power of Choice reforms coming in December 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “Recently on my train commute back from work I read an email (on my mobile) about the potential to save on my electricity spend. By the time I was home I had switched my electricity provider using my mobile phone and nothing else. No annoying phone calls, only a few clicks and an online chat. If it were not possible to do it in that moment and do it online, I would probably have forgotten about the email.” Mathews George, Energy Action CIO, discusses the rise of the mobile phone and its influence on the energy industry across the globe.

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  • The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published a consultation paper on smoothing the impact of potential price shocks to customers following completion of court proceedings currently underway between the NSW/ACT networks and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

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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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  • 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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