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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…

Wind power is on the rise in Australia, but it’s not simply a matter of waiting for a strong gale to charge your devices. To put it into extremely simple terms, wind energy is electricity generated by the power of…

Australia’s energy system is in transition, and a crucial turning point has been reached. For now, at least, it’s the role of the Energy Security Board to ensure a secure and reliable energy future in the midst of that transition.…

Knowledge is power, but a little knowledge can help you use a little less power, too. Here’s what you need to know to actively measure and manage your home electricity use and save money on your electricity bills.  There are…

There was no one lightbulb moment that led to the creation of the lightbulb. From ancient texts to the wizards of the electrical age, the story of electricity has been unfolding for thousands of years – and it’s not finished…

If you enjoyed a hot shower this morning, odds are you probably have a decomposing organism from millions of years ago to thank for it. Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed from the layered remains of plants and animals…

The National Electricity Market is transitioning rapidly from a landscape dominated by large thermal generators towards low-carbon energy production – but fossil fuels still have a significant role to play. As a sustainable and relatively cheap fuel source, there are…

To understand what causes wholesale electricity prices to spike, it’s important to first understand how the market works. Most Australians get their power from the National Electricity Market (NEM), a wholesale market operating on one of the world’s longest interconnected…

When you grab a cold drink from the fridge, plug your phone into a charger or settle in for a Netflix binge session, it all just works like magic – but there’s a lot of work being done behind-the-scenes to…

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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million homes

businesses and customers are connected to the NEM

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