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Tag: "feed-in-tariff"

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Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

According to the Victorian pricing authority – yes they are. But is this a “market failure” that justifies regulatory intervention, or are we missing something?

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Solar households hit as SA regulator flags removal of minimum feed in tariff

Solar households hit as SA regulator flags removal of minimum feed in tariff

ESCOSA proposes to remove the minimum price retailers are expected to pay for rooftop PV exports in the state, starting January 2017.

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NSW solar bonus scheme ends this year: what are your options?

NSW solar bonus scheme ends this year: what are your options?

As NSW’s relatively generous solar rates come to a close, 150,000-odd solar homes are looking to make the transition as painless as possible. So what are your options? We break them down for you.

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NSW solar feed in tariff edged up to reflect rising electricity prices

NSW solar feed in tariff edged up to reflect rising electricity prices

IPART raises recommended ‘benchmark range’ for NSW solar feed-in tariffs to reflect rising wholesale electricity prices.

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Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

Queensland pricing regulator raises regional solar tariff to 7.4c/kWh in reaction to high gas prices – still fails to factor in value of solar.

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Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Report says Tasmania rooftop solar power worth nearly 3x what it’s currently valued at, and this is stopping growth that could bolster energy security.

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What's the best way to price electricity?

What’s the best way to price electricity?

New report compares electricity rate designs, pilot studies, expert analysis to identify the key dimensions of time-based and demand tariffs for consumers.

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Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.

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NSW networks back away from "solar tax" on households

NSW networks back away from “solar tax” on households

NSW networks have dropped plans for a “solar tax”, as new report finds that truly cost reflective tariffs “too complicated” for Australian households.

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How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

Energy policy expert says 15-20c/kWh margin retailers and networks make on rooftop solar should be used by governments to compensate solar households and to shift grid from fossil fuels to clean energy; also highlights vital roles of ARENA, CEFC and RETs.

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Australians to install 55,000 battery systems a year by 2025: report

Australians to install 55,000 battery systems a year by 2025: report

Australian households and businesses will be installing battery storage systems at a rate of 55,000 a year, new report suggests.