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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…

In late 2020, the Queensland government appointed its first dedicated Minister for Hydrogen, providing an indication of the key role the government expects hydrogen to play in both the local economy and as a major new export opportunity for Queensland. …

We've all heard about solar and wind energy – but how much do you really know about low-carbon power generation? Take our renewable energy quiz to prove you’ve been paying attention and show off what a bright spark you are!

Late rebidding is a normal and essential part of the wholesale energy market. Most Australians get their electricity from the National Electricity Market (NEM), a highly competitive and highly regulated market operating on one of the world’s longest interconnected electricity…

There are more than 10 million electric vehicles on the road throughout the world, with the global pace of sales accelerating rapidly. But what separates electric vehicles from the pack – and when will Australia catch up to the race…

If you haven’t reviewed your energy plan recently, there’s a good chance you’re paying too much for your electricity. Here’s what you need to know to correct that.  Unless you enjoy paying more for utilities than you have to, it’s…

There are a number of things you can do to cut back on your energy usage at home. Learn more about measuring and managing your home power usage here first.  Switch off, don’t stand by  TVs, game consoles, dishwashers, microwaves, phone…

How energy prices are set
and how the market works

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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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