The Queensland energy market, explained.

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How much do you know about solar energy? Do you know your solar panels from your solar plexus? Take our quiz and find out how much of a bright spark you really are!

As our energy market transitions to a renewable future, it’s clear that solar and wind generation will have an increasingly large role to play – but what’s less clear is what should happen to all those solar panels and wind…

The National Electricity Market is making a major change to how it operates on October 1. Here’s what you need to know about this fundamental change, and how it’s expected to impact the grid.  What’s happening?  The National Electricity Market…

When electricity flows across power lines, not all of it makes it to our homes and businesses. Here’s what causes transmission losses – and why it’s becoming a bigger problem as more and more sources of generation connect to the…

Today’s energy consumers are looking for more sustainable options, and most energy retailers are happy to oblige. Here’s a guide to your options for going green, and how they work to reduce the impact your household or business has on…

There are more than 10 million electric vehicles on the road around the world, and now they’re starting to take off in Australia. But how much do you really know about EVs? Take our quiz to find out!  

Nobody likes getting a bill they can’t afford, but if it happens to you, the most important thing is that you don’t just ignore it and hope the problem goes away. (Spoiler alert: It won’t.) If you address the problem…

Australians are switching on to solar power – but there are five questions you should ask yourself before you bite the bullet.  If you’re thinking about installing solar panels, you’re not alone. Australia has the highest penetration of rooftop solar…

We‌ ‌already‌ ‌use‌ ‌batteries‌ ‌to‌ ‌power‌ ‌our‌ ‌phones,‌ ‌laptops‌ ‌and‌ ‌electric‌ ‌cars‌ ‌–‌ ‌and‌ ‌as‌ ‌Australia’s energy‌ ‌generation‌ ‌mix‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌evolve,‌ ‌we’re‌ ‌turning‌ ‌to‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌power‌ ‌our‌ ‌electricity‌ ‌grid,‌ ‌too.‌ ‌  Australia‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌blessed‌ ‌with‌ ‌abundant‌ ‌wind‌ ‌and‌…

The recent failure of a generating unit at Callide Power Station caused a blackout in South East Queensland and sent wholesale electricity prices soaring. Here’s what you need to know to understand the true impact on the National Electricity Market…

If you haven’t shopped around for a new energy provider recently, you could be hurting your bottom line. Business energy is big business – here’s what you need to know.  Electricity is a significant overhead cost for small businesses. In…

Governments around the world are aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and Australia could be set to join them. Here’s what ‘net zero emissions’ actually means – and what it will take to achieve it without sending energy…

How energy prices are set
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of transmission lines and cables are incorporated by the NEM

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is the highest NEM demand record, set on Friday 31 January 2020

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of large-scale renewable energy is currently in operation in the NEM

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businesses and customers are connected to the NEM

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