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Energy News Brief

According to today's Herald Sun research from the Essential Service Commission shows loyalty to bigger energy companies is costing customers on bills ... While The Age and Sydney Morning Herald reports growth in wind and solar energy generation is driving out coal power from the electricity grid and slashing carbon emissions.

Dec 01 2021

Latest Analysis

Finding a better energy deal: It's easy to switch

Finding a better energy deal: It's easy to switch

Engaging with the retail market is remarkably easy, and for people with a smart meter on the eastern seaboard of Australia, choosing a new electricity retail offer can be a simple choice.

BY Ben Barnes Nov 25 2021
Electricity price trends: Breaking down the costs

Electricity price trends: Breaking down the costs

The AEMC’s residential electricity price trends report shows the ongoing fall in power prices for households. We take a look at the report, what’s behind the price reductions, and break down costs across the states.

BY Carl Kitchen Nov 25 2021
Green steel deal

Green steel deal

With the world’s eyes on COP26, Australia may be looking in the wrong direction for the next major step on decarbonisation. Bilateral trade pacts centred around a US-EU alliance could be the way forward and may give Australia pause for thought on its own approach; but the picture may be more complicated.

Are EVs an election battleground?

Are EVs an election battleground?

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced the Federal Government’s ‘Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy’, which commits to spending $250 million on electric vehicle charging infrastructure as part of the push to net zero by 2050.

BY Hamish Fitzsimmons Nov 11 2021
Benefits of Membership

Australian Energy Council members have access to a range of industry benefits and services.

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Helping you get a better energy deal

Helping you get a better energy deal

It doesn't matter if you are an industry expert or a complete novice, if you haven't checked your offer recently, you can save money by comparing your energy bill and finding the best deal for your needs.

Nov 25 2021

Latest Reports

Project Overview: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing
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Project Overview: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing

An ARENA supported project sponsored by the AEC, to research and model the Double-Sided Causer Pays approach to controlling Primary Frequency Response, and also to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. This project will support the evaluation of DSCP by policymakers relative to other primary frequency control options.

Nov 11 2021
Solar Report: Third quarter 2021
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Solar Report: Third quarter 2021

Latest data shows Australia’s solar installations continue to grow. Our latest Solar Report updates on rooftop systems across the nation and looks at the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on the renewables sector during the third quarter of 2021.

Nov 11 2021
Inertia Ancillary Service Market Options
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Inertia Ancillary Service Market Options

The Frequency Control Subgroup within the Australian Energy Council engaged MarketWise Solutions to explore some options for an inertia ancillary service market to be developed as part of the National Electricity Market.

Aug 31 2021
Solar Report: Second quarter 2021
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Solar Report: Second quarter 2021

Latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows Australia’s solar installations continue to climb. Our latest Solar Report updates on rooftop systems across the nation, the uptake of batteries with solar, and identifies the nation's top postcodes that are leading residential solar uptake.

Aug 05 2021
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