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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 Laura Attard
    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 does a NABERS star mean?

    Feb 26, 2018, 13:31 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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  • 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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  • 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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