• National Energy Guarantee: What we know so far

    May 09, 2018
    Submissions to the Energy Security Board’s (ESB initial consultation on the National Energy Guarantee closed on 8th March. Soon we should know much more about how retailers, generators and, most importantly, electricity consumers view this proposal.
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  • Energy Efficiency Audits

    May 08, 2018
    There are many ways that a business can save money on their energy bills and an Energy Efficiency Audit can be a key factor in reducing your energy costs.
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  • What does a NABERS star mean?

    Feb 26, 2018
    NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment.
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  • What you need to know to appoint an Embedded Network Manager?

    Feb 01, 2018
    With the deadline for embedded network (EN) operators to appoint an AMEO accredited manager rapidly approaching, we look at the critical considerations for landlords and next steps to appoint the right Embedded Network Manager (ENM).
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  • What will the NEG mean for your business?

    Nov 22, 2017
    The Federal Government recently announced that it is recommending the establishment of a Reliability Guarantee and an Emissions Guarantee - which together will form a National Energy Guarantee.
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  • Energy Action receives accreditation as Embedded Network Manager

    Nov 22, 2017
    Energy Action is one of the first in Australia to receive accreditation under the National Electricity Rules to operate as an Embedded Network Manager, completing the service suite that Energy Action provides to embedded networks.
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  • Guide to government & industry programs for energy-efficient businesses

    Nov 20, 2017
    With the volatility in recent energy prices, it’s timely to remind our clients that in addition to, and parallel with, the services provided by Energy Action, there are a range of industry and government programs available to support businesses to understand their energy use and implement energy-efficient practices, systems and technologies.
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  • Battery storage: a game changer in 2018?

    Nov 16, 2017
    Battery storage for the consumer market (as an adjunct to solar PV) is becoming increasingly competitive, with prices for these systems having decreased markedly over the last 12 months or so. The price for some units has come down to as low as around $1,000 per kilowatt hour (kWh) fully installed. 
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  • Gas Development Required to Meet Future Energy Demand

    Nov 16, 2017
    According to information provided in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities, a projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation impacting New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia from the summer of 2018-19.
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  • What does a NABERS star mean?

    Nov 16, 2017
    NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment.
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  • Network Tariffs - Explained

    Nov 16, 2017
    Your electricity bill can have 18 lines or more, which highlights the complexity of the electricity sector and, while your energy consumption has a direct impact on the total amount, you have come to accept that some of the costs detailed in your bill are fixed – like network charges – and you can’t do anything about it. Are you right? Not exactly. Once a year, your business gets the chance to lock in substantial savings if they are eligible to switch to a better network tariff. 
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  • Businesses to benefit from impending metering changes

    Nov 14, 2017
    The Power of Choice reforms coming in December 2017 are already expected to drive a sharp rise in smart meters at a lower price point, but it is improved access to data resulting from these reforms that will really help businesses optimise energy usage. 
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  • Energy Saving tips for Pubs and Hotels

    Nov 07, 2017
    Energy costs are increasing and are putting stress on businesses across many industries.  However hospitality facilities typically have the potential for 20-30% reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency measures, ranging from “low-hanging fruit” tweaks to air-conditioning through to investment in life cycle technology upgrades. 
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  • National Energy Guarantee (NEG) puts fossil plants on life support

    Oct 19, 2017
    The proposed introduction of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) by the Coalition Government has a number of potential impacts for commercial and industrial energy users. The move will effectively place fossil power plants on life support for the duration of the scheme, according to Energy Action. 
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  • Pacific Hydro is changing their name to Tango Energy

    Oct 17, 2017
    If you are a current client with Pacific Hydro Retail Pty Ltd as your nominated retailer, you will start receiving your electricity invoices from Tango Energy Pty Ltd.
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  • Solar Power for Commercial and Industrial Companies

    Oct 10, 2017
    With the introduction of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Operating Leases, solar makes great commercial sense for many businesses globally.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: Procurement Specialist/Manager

    Sep 21, 2017
    There are many reports available in your Energy Metrics Service that are a great tool to use to identify consumption and cost trends along with seeing operational behaviours within your workplace.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: CFO & Finance Mangers

    Sep 21, 2017
    CFOs and finance teams are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their business – one of the biggest ways to do this is to cut out unnecessary wastage so that they are spending less. There’s nothing as disappointing as celebrating a sales success only to be presented with an unrelated but nonetheless hurtful cost blow out the next day.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: CFO & Finance Managers

    Sep 21, 2017
    CFOs and finance teams are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their business – one of the biggest ways to do this is to cut out unnecessary wastage so that they are spending less. There’s nothing as disappointing as celebrating a sales success only to be presented with an unrelated but nonetheless hurtful cost blow out the next day.
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  • Using our Metrics Service: Sustainability & Engineering Managers

    Sep 21, 2017
    Energy Action’s Metrics provides Sustainability and Engineering teams with the tools to assist in making energy improvements and manage energy costs. Through the online portal, users can view sites energy loads including detailed daily, weekly and monthly consumption reports.
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