Energy efficiency
Mar24

Energy efficiency

Saving energy and saving money “Saving energy and saving money” forums These were held in Launceston (4 Apr 2017) and Hobart (5 Apr 2017). You can download the flyer. Download the presentations: TREA presentation: TEELS (loan scheme), why energy efficiency, tariff options, energy audits and monitoring, solar diverters. Home Efficiency Group presentation: roof heat recovery and ducted air circulation. Mode Electrical presentation:...

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Aurora time-of-use tariff
Jun22

Aurora time-of-use tariff

Update 24 June 2020: Chart below now compares the various tariffs using the 2020-2021 prices. Update 10 Jan 2017. Note that these tariffs are in AEST (ie do not follow daylight saving changes). See official Aurora page for details of these tariffs. Aurora Energy introduced two new time-of-use tariffs, from 1 July 2016 on an opt-in basis. One for residential customers and one for small business customers. The residential Tariff 93 has...

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Tasmania’s energy future: fossil or renewable?
Mar07

Tasmania’s energy future: fossil or renewable?

The current Tasmanian energy crisis confronts us with a start choice for the energy future of Tasmania, either a retreat to fossil fuels, or an opportunity to take immediate action to ensure that the state has a future powered by renewable energy. Tasmania’s hydro dam levels have dropped every year since the 2012 peak of 62%. Spring 2015 saw inflows fall to less than half of the previous lowest record for that period, resulting in...

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Support a fair go for solar in Tasmania – petitions close 3 November

Please sign our e-petitions to the Tasmanian House of Assembly and Legislative Council.* These petitions close on 3 November. By signing these formal e-petitions, your concerns will be tabled in Parliament and the government will be obliged to give a formal response. Many Tasmanians want to contribute to a renewable powered future by investing in solar PV but the solar industry has been undermined by repeated drops in the feed-in...

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A new tariff option
Oct22

A new tariff option

TasNetworks is proposing the introduction of an opt-in ‘demand time of use’ tariff for residential and small business customers starting from July 2017. The new tariff is likely to be of most benefit to customers who can manage the time of their energy use. It may also allow customers with on-grid battery systems to manage their energy costs by storing grid or solar PV energy and using it to reduce peak time consumption. Background...

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