Tag Archives: Smart Grid

Energex moves to discourage off-peak electricity usage

From RenewEconomy’s website comes a story that can only be described as the truth will come out.  Amidst the power distributors’ claims that the purpose behind the smart meter rollout is to enable consumers to switch their electricity usage to … Continue reading

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An energy ’death spiral’ could result in electricity prices skyrocketing as more consumers go ‘off-grid’

AN ENERGY “death spiral” could result in electricity prices skyrocketing further as some customers tear up large bills in favour of using their own solar and battery power. A Senate committee examining the management of electricity networks has found bill … Continue reading

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What is the Smart Grid

  What is the smart grid? from Alex Donnelly on Vimeo.

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Stop Smart Meters Australia’s submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee

Stop Smart Meters Australia’s (SSMA) submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, addressing the findings of the Victorian Auditor-General’s 2009 report Towards a ‘Smart Grid’ – the roll-out of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure, is now available on … Continue reading

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Half of users abandon smart meter trial

Are the ‘House of (smart grid) Cards’ collapsing?? itnews reports half of users abandon smart meter trial with the Australian National Audit questioning the price tag for the under-subscribed retail program: The Australian Government’s $100 million intelligent energy grid trial … Continue reading

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The Chinese Government is now a major player in Victoria’s electricity distribution businesses

The Chinese Communist regime, through the government-owned State Grid Corporation of China, recently completed its purchase of a 19.9 per cent interest in Australian-listed SP AusNet and a 60 per cent stake in the privately held Jemena business. This was … Continue reading

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Watch out Western Australia – Western Power Proposes Smart Meters!!

Excerpt from their Smart Grid Proposal for Western Australia “ELECTRICITY NETWORKS CORPORATION” (“WESTERN POWER”) online document: http://www.erawa.com.au/cproot/9955/2/20111007%20-%20D76321%20-%20Access%20Arrangement%20Information%20-%20Appendix%20R%20-%20Smart%20Grid%20Proposal.PDF   “We have a unique opportunity to minimise the costs and maximise the benefits of rolling out smart meter technology because of the … Continue reading

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