For utilities to have a chance at succeeding at the “brown to green” transition, a well thought out and highly flexible strategy will be fundamental.
As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?
Junior telco amaysim buys online retailer Click Energy to create an “asset light” company that can specialise in “smart home” and challenge energy retailers and incumbent utilities without the burden of legacy fossil fuel plants.
ACCC says it’s perfectly OK for big utilities to exercise their market power and force up prices, as they did to devastating effect in South Australia last month. And although the regulator identified the lack of competition in the state a decade ago, it still chooses to take a pot-shot at renewables.
Electricity companies around the world will begin to go bankrupt by 2018. Sounds absurd? Just hear me out.
Startups are figuring out ways to beat incumbents in their own game. Virtual power plants may be the answer.
With the emergence of advanced, smarter technology, consumers can now make more informed choices about energy usage and “prosumers” -resulting in a two way directional flow of power.
Report suggests California regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the leaking storage facility back online.
Court reverses move to curb network costs, a decision that could result in higher grid charges, and an accelerated push from consumers to seek alternatives and maybe quit the grid.
Telstra hires Powershop boss Ben Burge to lead new team focusing on solar and battery storage, and how to take on traditional energy utilities by offering home energy services as part of a data and phone bundled package.
The country’s biggest rate-based rollout of EV chargers targets apartments, commercial parking and grid integration.