The latest state by state guide to retail electricity markets and their components.
Articles by Bruce Mountain
What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.
The EIS proposed by Labor and others is a wasteful rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul scheme designed to favour gas, and which will lift energy prices more than they need be.
This year, the retail part of the electricity sector will be getting lots of official attention. Deservedly so, because the “cheap offers” are no longer so cheap.
A state by state guide on electricity prices.
What can sensibly be done to get us Australia out of its current electricity market mess? The real problem is not renewables – it’s poor governance.
JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.
New data shows that in South Australia, battery storage is already offering significant savings – as much as 25% on annual electricity bill costs – to households with solar. Retailers will need to turn to Plan B.
New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.
AGL’s new fixed price offer to Victorian households suggests it expects much higher wholesale prices over the next two years.