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Category: Utilities

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Power prices won't drop till energy industry removes smoke and mirrors

Power prices won’t drop till energy industry removes smoke and mirrors

ACCC report identifies too little competition in market, but chooses to leave status quo in place. That won’t help energy prices.

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Networks cry foul as AER cracks down on poles and wire returns

Networks cry foul as AER cracks down on poles and wire returns

Networks say Regulator draft decision will result in largest single cut to the amount the sector can recover on its investments. Consumer group says it could have been bigger.

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How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

Did you know most states’ building codes force people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is – why?

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CEFC backs "essential," consumer-focused smart meter technology

CEFC backs “essential,” consumer-focused smart meter technology

CEFC makes first financing of smart meter technology – an integral part of Australia’s energy transformation, particularly for consumers.

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New Energy Solar buys Manildra solar farm, its first Australia asset

New Energy Solar buys Manildra solar farm, its first Australia asset

New Energy Solar to buy 46.7MW NSW solar farm, in deal that offers rare insight into economics of Australian market.

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If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is all but impossible

If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is all but impossible

Energy bills are becoming to complex to understand, but we can learn much by analysing them closely. Here’s how..

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Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Is your TV running? Not the opening line of a joke, but serious question smart meter giant Landis+Gyr wants to be able to answer for customers – before they even ask.

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SolarEdge unveiling electric vehicle charging station at Intersolar Europe

SolarEdge unveiling electric vehicle charging station at Intersolar Europe

Following the recent debut of its EV-charging single-phase inverter, SolarEdge will now also provide a standalone EV charger that offers greater system design flexibility.

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Know your NEM week: NSW coal chaos and China's solar bombshell

Know your NEM week: NSW coal chaos and China’s solar bombshell

NSW coal closures, China’s solar bombshell, and falling lithium shares. Just another week in energy markets.

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Plug and Play 2: Making the shift to a consumer-led market

Plug and Play 2: Making the shift to a consumer-led market

How new grid connection standards could be made more equitable and transparent for customers, while maintaining power system reliability and security.

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Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

ESC chair says outcome of retailer switching drive has been “contrary to usual expectations” of increased market competition.