Some see solar PV generation as beautiful, zero-carbon, virtually free electricity for everyone to share. However, this month, the Western Australia government and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has called out the ugly side of our solar surge – the ever increasing “duck curve.” In its most recent report on energy security, AEMO told […]
So what is grid peak demand and why do you need to know about it? Here at Change Energy, we help our business customers in WA reduce their energy bills by finding efficiencies within their energy usage. Understanding grid peak demand and when these periods might occur, can help inform your energy behaviour and ultimately help to reduce your energy bill.
Have you heard about the WA Government’s $600 household electricity credit? If you’re a residential homeowner (or resident) living in Western Australia, then you could be eligible to receive $600 towards your electricity bills this Summer.
2019-20 Financial Year Solar Buyback Change Energy will be issuing statements for the 2019-20 financial year to customers eligible for solar buyback. Due to GST rules, Change Energy requires customers to send us an invoice in order to make payment on any solar exported back to the grid. This financial year, Change Energy will be […]
Summer Demand Management If you participated in Change Energy’s Summer Demand Management Program and reduced your consumption when we issued peak alerts, your Capacity Charges beginning October 2020 could be dramatically lower. Capacity usually accounts for around 30% of total electricity cost. Calculation of Capacity Cost Change Energy provides Summer Demand Alerts to customers that […]
Western Power Network Tariffs are Changing on 1 July 2020 Network tariffs make up between 30-50% of an electricity bill The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) gave final approval to Western Power’s new tariffs on 15 June 2020 to be effective 1 July 2020 Tariffs are increasing approximately 6% Change Energy will analyse the new tariff […]
The Energy Transformation Taskforce has undertaken a large amount of work this past year. A key piece of work is the DER Roadmap which is developed to ensure that the grid can continue to integrate growing levels of solar PV, batteries, and other new technologies. The state government has released a number of documents regarding […]
Government support for Synergy small business customers in response to the pandemic. In May, the WA government issued a $2,500 credit to small business customers through Synergy – the government owned retailer. Unfortunately, the payment was only made available to eligible Synergy customers. These include Synergy small business customers on the R1 and L1 tariffs […]
The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way we do business. We know that many of our customers will be affected by the current situation and are seeking answers regarding their electricity supply. Change Energy has been working on behalf of customers in pursuing the state government to provide better and more targeted assistance […]
Network tariffs make up between 30-50% of an electricity bill The Economic Regulation Authority gave final approval to Western Power’s new tariffs on 28 February 2019 Existing tariffs are increasing 5-8% For the first time since deregulation, new tariffs have been created and the structure of some existing tariffs has been changed Change Energy will […]