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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 Time Of Use Periods change from 1 July 2018
“The times they are a-changing” sang Bob Dylan. 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. There are a number of changes which move the ‘peak periods’
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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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Electricity comparison services compared
What is Australia’s best electricity comparison service? There are lots of services that claim to help save you money by comparing electricity. So who does it best? We think it’s about time the tables were turned on electricity comparisons and they were compared side-by-side.
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Green Electricity Guide ratings included in WATTever's comparison
WATTever is all about ensuring Australians are well informed about electricity to help them make the best choice. If having a Green, Greener or the Greenest retailer is important to you, you’ll appreciate that it’s not easy to work out the exact ‘colour’ of different electricity retailers.
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Pacific Hydro is now Tango Energy
As of 1st February 2018, electricity retailer Pacific Hydro has become Tango Energy. The retail arm of the renewable generation owner Pacific Hydro has been selling electricity in the Victorian electricity market for a number of years under the same banner.
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2018 electricity prices in Victoria on the rise
Whilst most Australian’s have been enjoying a break at the end of 2017 and in the first weeks of 2018, Victorian electricity retailers have been busy updating their pricing. It will come as no surprise that electricity prices are on the rise again.
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Is the biggest feed-in tariff the best plan for you?
We get asked all the time, “What retailers pay the best / biggest / highest solar feed-in tariff?” While we direct them to our solar feed-in page, at the same time we explain why the very highest solar feed-in tariff doesn’t usually lead to the cheapest plan.
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