Energy Insights

Electricity Network Price Determination and Tariff Structure Statements Update

The AER sets the amount of revenue that network businesses can recover from customers using the electricity networks in the NEM (QLD, NSW, SA, ACT, VIC and TAS). The revenue component affects the distribution component of a customer's electricity bill.
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Understanding Your Electricity Bill

Electricity invoices for Large Market customers (typically customers who spend $15K or more per annum) are relatively complex. They contain plenty of good information, but the information is hard to find and the invoices can appear confusing.
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Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide

Proponents of the Global Warming theory state that the previous decade was the warmest decade on record. Moreover, they claim that each decade in Australia since the 1940's was warmer than the previous decade and they blame this global warming on human activity that has increased the concentration of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.
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Tariff Definitions

For the purposes of trading electricity the National Electricity Market (NEM) defines Peak period as 7:00am to 10:00pm from Monday to Friday, with Off-Peak being all other times. Unfortunately this definition has not been picked up by the network providers who by default, often set the tariff definitions that are used by various retailers.
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Wholesale Electricity Prices

Asking a group of people to define 'the cost of electricity' is a bit like asking a group of blind men to describe an elephant. Some people will refer to the 'delivered' cost (refer to Understanding Your Electricity Bill) while others will refer to the commodity cost.
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