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Energy laws & safeguards
February 11, 2021

What is the Energy Security Board and why is it important?

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…
Edison's workshopHow energy is generated
January 14, 2021

A key, a kite and a current: The birth of electricity

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…
How energy is generated
January 13, 2021

What is natural gas and how is it used to create energy in Australia?

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…
How energy is bought and sold
December 1, 2020

The impact of renewables on the electricity market

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.…
House with Christmas lightsHow energy is bought and sold
December 1, 2020

What causes electricity prices to spike?

For most consumers, the fluctuations in the price of energy on the National Electricity Market (NEM) are about as unpredictable as the weather in Melbourne. But there’s actually a very…
Tarong Power StationHow energy is generated
December 1, 2020

How energy is generated at the Tarong power stations

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 –…
How energy is generated
October 22, 2020

How does solar energy work?

Every hour, the sun generates enough energy to theoretically power the globe for a year – but there’s an art to capturing that energy and turning it into usable electricity.…
A person paying their bill on a laptopHow energy is bought and sold
September 22, 2020

Understanding your electricity bill

Having trouble understanding your electricity bill? Here’s what you need to know to demystify the jargon and make sense of what you’re being charged. They say you get what you…
Electricity towers with sunset and sky behindEnergy laws & safeguards
September 15, 2020

How is the National Electricity Market regulated?

Energy is an essential service, which is why laws and safeguards are in place to make sure your access to it is reliable, secure and affordable. Before we get started,…
Solar panels on solar farmHow energy is bought and sold
September 4, 2020

How does the electricity market work?

The National Electricity Market is transforming rapidly, as renewable energy sources and changes in daily energy demand patterns make their mark on the industry. Here’s what you need to know…
Stanwell Power StationHow energy is generated
September 4, 2020

How energy is generated at Stanwell Power Station

With a capacity to generate 1460 megawatts, Stanwell Power Station is a major supplier of electricity to the National Electricity Market, to ensure your lights stay on when renewable sources…
Brisbane city from Kangaroo PointHow energy is bought and sold
September 4, 2020

Who are the participants in the National Electricity Market (NEM)?

You probably haven’t given them much thought, but there are a wide variety of people, businesses and organisations that make it possible for you to turn on your light switch.…
Lightbuld in front of trading boardHow energy is bought and sold
August 20, 2020

What are the main costs behind your electricity bill?

Ever wondered how your energy provider sets the price of your power? Like any business, energy companies pass their costs onto their customers – so it’s important for you to…