Power is literally shifting to the people, and we have only just started to conceptualise what that might mean for consumers as energy citizens.
Electric vehicles and V2G technology will play a key role in helping consumers use their solar and batteries to make their grids more resilient.
There are some simple, cheap and equitable solutions to some of the concerns raised about cross-subsidies to and from rooftop solar.
Beware the latest rooftop solar scare campaign from the networks. There are more important things to do than to demonise solar households.
In the crazy world of Australian climate and energy policy, if you wait long enough, an idea killed off by one government eventually comes back and saves the day.
Why electricity is more than just a means to various ends.
Simplicity doesn’t always equal efficiency, but it does usually equal reliability. A system with multiple layers of complexity is more vulnerable to breakdown.
Everyone hates the fixed charges on their electricity bills, so why do they keep going up? Is it because retailers take us for mugs?
Demand tariffs are controversial, but if properly done they could work for everyone. We just need the network owners to do the right thing.
In first of three articles on electricity network tariff reform, we look at Tariff Structure Statements, and why you should care about them.