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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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  • What does a NABERS star mean?

    Nov 16, 2017, 11:16 AM 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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  • 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 Mangers

    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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  • Energy Efficiency Audits

    Aug 22, 2017, 16:38 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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  • 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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  • Gas Development Required to Meet Future Energy Demand

    Jun 13, 2017, 23:06 PM 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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  • Steps to manage energy costs in a volatile climate

    Jun 13, 2017, 23:05 PM by Energy Action
    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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  • 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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