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...

Read More
Tasmanian Solar Feed-in Tariff Review
Aug01

Tasmanian Solar Feed-in Tariff Review

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 August 2018. You can download the TREA Briefing Paper for more information and suggestions on points you could make in a submission. The...

Read More
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:...

Read More
Aurora new time-of-use tariff
Jun22

Aurora new time-of-use tariff

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 will introduce 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 new residential Tariff 93 will have two price periods: peak (31.31c/kWh) 7-10am and 4-9pm Monday to Friday, all...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More