Australia’s Power Generation Mix – Update

Australia’s power generation mix continues to evolve. Over a decade ago in 2006, the National Electricity Market (NEM) primarily relied upon electricity from coal-fired generation. Roll forward eleven years, and in the 12 months ending 31 December 2016, electricity demand in the NEM has declined and the market has evolved to incorporate a more diversified generation […]

Electricity Price Spikes across the NEM

Electricity Price Spikes - Q2 Prices

Businesses renewing their retail electricity contracts during the last quarter (Q2 2016) faced significant price rises due to a spike in forward wholesale electricity contract prices. These electricity price spikes were primarily the result of a surge in wholesale spot prices across all regions of the National Electricity Market (NEM). With the exception of 2007, when drought […]

Australia’s Power Generation Mix (2006-2015)

Source data: AEMO, Creative Analytics, Australian PV Institute, e4b estimates.

Over the past decade there has been a very significant change in the sources of power generation used to supply electricity customers in South Australia (SA), and the SA experience has been markedly different from the other National Electricity Market (NEM) states of QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS. Tasmania remains the standout as the state […]

Lower prices for embedded network customers ?

Melbourne office buildings at night

The AEMC has called for public comment its draft determination to enable customers in embedded networks top choose their own electricity retailer. Embedded networks are privately-owned electricity networks that serve multiple residents or businesses. Common settings for embedded networks include residential apartment blocks, office buildings, shopping centres, retirement villages, industrial parks, airports and caravan parks. […]

SA Power Networks – Network Tariffs 2015-16

Electrical Substation

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) published SA Power Networks’ (SAPN’s) approved 2015-16 pricing proposal on 30 June 2015. This proposal contains the network tariffs that will apply in South Australia for the 2015-16 financial year. A copy of the full proposal can be viewed on the AER’s website here. Small business customers in South Australia […]

Ergon Network Tariffs 2015-16

Ergon Network tariffs 2015-16

Network tariffs for customers in regional Queensland were approved by the Australian Energy Regulator on 12 June 2015. Customers in the Ergon Energy territory (East Zone) connected to a demand tariff may see increases or decreases in their charges, depending on their location and network tariff. Customers connected to “Demand Large” tariffs are the biggest […]

Energex Network Tariffs 2015-16

Electrical Substation

Energex has released its draft Annual Pricing Proposal for 2015-16. This proposal contains network tariffs for the 2015-16 financial year. A copy of the full proposal can be viewed on the AER’s website here. Based on the draft tariffs, small business customers in the Energex territory can look forward to some welcome relief from rising […]