ACCC Investigates Gas Prices

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The Australian Government has directed the ACCC to commence a 12 month public inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia. “The ACCC will be considering competition levels on the East Coast upstream gas market – the producer, processor, pipeline, and wholesale levels of the market.” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims […]

Energy Retailers Fined

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Two of Australia’s largest energy retailers, Energy Australia and Origin Energy, have been hit with fines for using misleading sales tactics to sign customers to new contracts. Energy Australia was fined $1.5 million for breaches relating to failing to obtain proper consent. Of the fines ordered by the Federal Court, $1 million related to telemarketing […]

Power Factor Correction – Energex territory

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On 1 July 2015, Energex is changing how network tariffs for some large customers are calculated. As a result, customers in South-East Queensland using between 100 and 4,000 MWh per year may see large cost increases if they have a poor power factor. Power factor is the relationship between real power flowing to your load […]