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Senate inquiry into the performance and management of electricity network companies

The Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications is seeking submissions from people about the behaviour of the various electricity distribution companies around Australia and of their apparent ‘gold-plating’ of their networks. The Committee is interested to learn whether they … Continue reading

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Big energy users agree to switch off in peaks – NSW here they come!

ELECTRICITY demand will be cut by the amount of power needed for 50,000 airconditioners on the hottest days this summer under a deal between NSW transmission network operator TransGrid and big energy users like manufacturers, universities and data centres. The … Continue reading

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Switch off and get paid

CONSUMERS will be able to cut their electricity bills by agreeing to companies remotely switching off their appliances during spikes in demand. The proposal is part of a package of federal government reforms expected to back ”cost-reflective pricing”. This will … Continue reading

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