Power & Utilities

Energy mix and choice; changing the power game for Australian consumers

“Empowerment” and “choice” are two of the current buzz words consumers are hearing every week as the electricity and broader power generation sector rapidly evolve.

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Reframing network regulation to adapt to changing customer needs and preferences in the electricity industry

The electricity industry is experiencing technological disruption that many other industries have already faced and needs to adapt regulation to meet customer expectations.

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Small energy retailers are important for innovation and customer choice; but may suffer under increased regulation

With growing concerns about retail prices and profits retail energy providers are in the spotlight.

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Can pumped hydro storage and solar thermal plants provide a solution to security of power supply?

Security of power supply is one of the key issues facing the Australian energy market.

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Would a single buyer scheme help electricity consumers with more competitive pricing?

The objective of single buyer schemes is to allow customers to benefit from a competitive price for electricity without having to shop around.

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Finkel Review: Customers at the heart of the energy transition but will it deliver lower prices?

The Finkel Review recognises consumers are at the heart of the transition to cleaner energy. But the question remains, will his recommendations deliver lower prices?

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Renewables not the root cause of SA blackouts but data management key to preventing another black event

When the lights went off and all power went out in South Australia on 28 September last year, public commentary was quick to blame renewables.

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Future energy policy must match customer expectations on price and security of supply

It’s been a long hot summer and the topic of energy security is front of mind for customers

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South Australia puts its cards on the energy table

The South Australian Government just announced a brave plan to take control of its energy security and reliability issues

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What did we learn from the South Australia power outage?

Just before 4pm on Wednesday 28 September, a day of extreme weather conditions, the entire state of South Australia lost power. Whilst the exact cause and circumstances of the outage…

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Ted Surette: Passionate about pruning (and power)

Vegetation management around power lines is a significant expense, costing up to $40m in NSW and even more in Queensland. In NSW trees cause 1 in 4 power outages. 

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