• Energy Action director, Ron Watts, retires after 14 years of service

    Jun 29, 2017
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  • Energy Action appoints John Mackay as new director of the board

    Jun 29, 2017
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  • COAG published its Review of Future Security of the NEM – What is in it and what does it mean?

    Jun 19, 2017
    Recent events in South Australia, which experienced a system wide black-out last year, and in NSW where some customers were unexpectedly curtailed earlier this year, attest to the need for a wide ranging review of the market as it currently stands. The Finkel review is COAG’s response to these events and comes in the wake of several other reviews into market performance for both the electricity and gas sectors, some of which are ongoing.
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  • Australia’s energy crisis: What you need to know and steps businesses can take to adjust to the new norm

    Jun 13, 2017
    Australian businesses are now in the grip of an East Coast energy crisis. Energy Action's COO and CFO Michael Fahey discusses everything you need to know to ensure you are managing the risks.
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  • Factors Behind the Long Term Increase in Electricity Prices

    Jun 13, 2017
    Prices for commodity electricity have increased greatly over the last two to three years and are now at levels at least twice as high as those available when the market was at a long term low in 2014. Many customers returning to market are becoming aware of these increases for the first time and are suffering contract renewal shock as a result.
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  • Gas Development Required to Meet Future Energy Demand

    Jun 13, 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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  • Steps to manage energy costs in a volatile climate

    Jun 13, 2017
    While seasonal weather changes can significantly impact businesses’ energy costs, there’s a simple way your business can take more control over usage and better understand the magnitude of potential savings.
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  • Increased local gas supply and competitive tension positive for Australian businesses

    Jun 13, 2017
    Government’s announced gas market intervention aimed at prioritising domestic supply. Surety of supply and increased competition amongst gas producers can benefit businesses. New supply sources welcomed given current pricing and reliability pressures.
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  • Energy Action launches mobile energy monitoring app in Australian first for businesses

    Jun 13, 2017
    Energy Action is thrilled to launch its new mobile app, which monitors electricity usage, costs and carbon emissions. The app assists in tracking and visualising energy and cost savings across individual and multi-site operations. This new tool will help businesses rapidly respond to energy usage changes and better manage their electricity demand in current market volatility.
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  • Are higher electricity prices here to stay?

    Jun 13, 2017
    A convergence of factors has steadily pushed electricity prices higher since near all time lows in 2014. The forces that have delivered these price rises remain firmly in place in the market today suggesting that higher prices are likely to remain a reality, at least in the short term.
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  • The role of energy management in today’s volatile market

    Jun 13, 2017
    Having recently joined Energy Action in the role of Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Slavich explains that the current market environment for energy in Australia – across electricity and gas – means that management of energy usage and costs has come sharply into focus for Australian businesses.
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  • PM moves on gas pricing

    Jun 13, 2017
    In this article we look behind the headlines into what is really going on in the gas policy space and what it means for customers looking beyond the end of their current contracts.
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  • Energy Action appoints former TransACT Chief Executive as new CEO

    Apr 18, 2017
    Former AGL Energy senior manager, ActewAGL Head of Retail and TransACT CEO & Chairman, Ivan Slavich, appointed as the new Energy Action CEO.
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  • Australia’s energy crisis: What you need to know and steps businesses can take to adjust to the new norm

    Mar 27, 2017
    Australian businesses are now in the grip of an East Coast energy crisis. Energy Action's COO and CFO Michael Fahey discusses everything you need to know to ensure you are managing the risks.
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  • Energy Action appoints former TransACT Chief Executive as new CEO

    Mar 24, 2017
    Former AGL Energy senior manager, ActewAGL Head of Retail and TransACT CEO & Chairman, Ivan Slavich, appointed as the new Energy Action CEO || Most recently head of management consultancy, TRIDENT Corporate Services, advising Federal and State Government departments and businesses || Focused on driving Energy Action’s growth as energy management becomes more critical given market volatility
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  • Are mobiles redefining the personal computer?

    Mar 09, 2017
    “Recently on my train commute back from work I read an email (on my mobile) about the potential to save on my electricity spend. By the time I was home I had switched my electricity provider using my mobile phone and nothing else. No annoying phone calls, only a few clicks and an online chat. If it were not possible to do it in that moment and do it online, I would probably have forgotten about the email.” Mathews George, Energy Action CIO, discusses the rise of the mobile phone and its influence on the energy industry across the globe.
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  • AEMC acts to smooth network price shocks

    Mar 09, 2017
    The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published a consultation paper on smoothing the impact of potential price shocks to customers following completion of court proceedings currently underway between the NSW/ACT networks and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
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  • How to detect an anomaly before it becomes a problem

    Mar 09, 2017
    The systems that control the temperature, comfort and air quality in buildings are complex, consisting of thousands of points of data interacting with hundreds of different control algorithms, operating a large numbers of components such as valves, dampers, fans, pumps, boilers and chillers. When any one of these inevitably goes wrong, three things can happen: not much at all (because it’s not immediately important); energy use goes up; or someone gets uncomfortable. So normally the building operator will only find out that something has gone wrong when their energy bill goes haywire or they get a complaint.
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  • Network costs: the devil is in the detail.

    Mar 06, 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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  • The economics of an investment in solar power – part 3

    Feb 09, 2017
    In the third and last article in this series, we look to demystify the economic specifics of an investment in solar power. This time, we look at coverage of a solar package and what it means to invest in a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
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