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Energy Locals arrive in South Australia
Electricity retailer Energy Locals have been making waves in NSW, ACT and Queensland with their promise of cheap, fair and clean energy. Now it’s South Australia’s turn and Energy Locals are not holding back. On their first day in the market, Energy Locals offered the cheapest plan for households
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Time-varying solar tariffs now in Victoria
EnergyAustralia offers 29c kWh peak feed-in tariff. EnergyAustralia is the first retailer to provide time-varying solar feed-in tariffs in Victoria. On September 15 2018, four residential electricity plans were launched that pay solar owners almost triple their standard feed-in
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Wholesale power prices for your home
Energy Locals announce lower electricity rates for customers. Continuing to shake up the electricity industry, Energy Locals new Member Promise 2020 plan offers low ‘wholesale prices’, fixed until 2020.
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Half price solar rebate for Victoria now available
Premier Andrews wants to hook your home up to solar and cover half the cost. The Victorian Government has announced a $1.2b scheme to support 650,000 households taking up solar. The state has lagged the rest of the country in household solar, but this is set to change
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ACCC and AEMC reports put WATTever on top
The long awaited ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Report was released on July 11. The ACCC took aim at retailers, networks and the lack of consistent government policy. Electricity comparison services came under scrutiny too – and rightly so!
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Ausgrid Seasonal Time Of Use from July 2018
From 1 July 2018, Ausgrid are moving to seasonal Time Of Use periods for homes and small businesses in their network covering North and Eastern Sydney, the Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region. This changes the ‘peak periods’ to better reflect the actual hours of high demand on the network.
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Electricity watchouts you need to know
Founder of WATTever David Hiley, puts a spotlight on the darker side of retailer behaviour and the practices that are giving the industry a bad name. This is the first in a series of articles about opportunities we see to “fix electricity” in the contestable electricity markets in Australia.
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Electricity prices flat from July 2018 in NSW, QLD and SA
Major retailers have announced flat or slightly lower electricity prices in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia from July 2018 for households and small business. Sure, it’s a welcome change after the 15-20% price increase in July 2017 which sparked a lot of anger. At the same time Australia’s electricity prices are still too high.
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