It’s nearly 2020 – don’t panic about solar rebates
Dec30

It’s nearly 2020 – don’t panic about solar rebates

Of the many things that will change as we enter a new decade, one thing that people shouldn’t panic about is the slight reduction in the ‘rebates’ paid on new solar installations. Some less scrupulous solar sales companies are using this change that happens on 1 January to panic people into signing contracts for solar installations. Every year on 1 January there is a slight reduction in the number of ‘Small Technology Certificates’ or...

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Metering FAQ
Nov26

Metering FAQ

Changes to electricity metering National changes were implemented from 1 December 2017 which affect the way electricity metering is supplied and managed. The intention was to facilitate retail competition and assist the roll-out of advanced meters (aka smart meters). In Tasmania this resulted in the responsibility for the installation of new and replacement meters transferring from TasNetworks to Aurora Energy. Aurora Energy have...

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TREA Annual General Meeting and strategy discussion – 17 October 2018
Oct01

TREA Annual General Meeting and strategy discussion – 17 October 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance Inc. will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 17 October at the Talbot Hotel, 131 New Town Road, New Town. (Parking at rear). The meeting will also include an informal discussion and planning for what TREA should be doing to prepare for the end of the legacy FiT on 31 December. The business of the Annual General Meeting is to: elect the officers of the Association and...

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Tasmanian Solar Feed-in Tariff Review
Aug01

Tasmanian Solar Feed-in Tariff Review

Update 6 December 2018: Read our article in The Mercury “Slamming the brakes on solar” (PDFs of print and online versions) Update 21 November 2018: Read our media release on the final report of the Solar FiT Review Update 6 August 2018: Our submission Solar for Tasmania’s Future is now available for download. The state government is conducting a review of the solar feed-in tariff and submissions are due by next Monday 6...

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Changes to Australian Standard on connecting generators

A new version of AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical installations – Generating sets comes into effect in Tasmania on 8 November 2017 and CBOS will  enforce the new requirements contained within the standard from the date of commencement (download Notice of Commencement). This Standard sets out the minimum safety requirements related to the use of generating sets for the supply of electricity at low voltage, that is, not exceeding 1000 V a.c...

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