The Victorian Essential Service Commission (ESC) on Friday 8th March released advice to the government to establish a Victorian default electricity offer (VDO). There’s big claims around savings. But will the VDO make any difference to how much Victorians spend on electricity? Or is it just a zero-sum game?
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January is the time when retailers adjust Victorian electricity prices. Last year, AGL, Origin and Energy Australia raised electricity usage rates by around 15% in Victoria. The good news is electricity rates are mostly unchanged in January 2019 for many retailers
Australia has just eclipsed two million solar rooftop systems. In Canberra, there may be confusion around energy policy. Everywhere else it’s clear that households are voting with their wallets on where they’ll find cheaper and cleaner electricity.
The election win by the Andrews Labour government on Saturday has sealed the deal for a huge solar boom in Victoria. First announced in August, the energy policy promises 650,000 Victorian household access to a half price rebate for a 4kW solar set up
Buy low and sell high. That’s the catch cry of arbitrage. Few people realise it, but there are opportunities for owners of battery and solar setups to do just that with the right electricity plan. Like any arbitrage opportunity, if you’re in the know, then you can benefit from the
The solar feed-in battle is on. Origin Energy has hit back at rival AGL by introducing high feed-in tariffs targeted at winning over solar owners. While the Origin plans don’t have any export caps, a PV system limit of 10kW applies. Let’s look at the plans and who stands to
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
Bargain hunters using big comparison services in Victoria have been missing out on a great deal. The reason why you won’t find it on iselect or compare the market is this. This retailer is literally too cheap.
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