With the temperatures going up steadily, energy providers are competing to offer customers attractive deals to keep their bills in check. Keeping up with the trend, Origin Energy is offering cash vouchers worth up to $200 to new as well as existing customers.
ANZ has recently announced its decision to fund and facilitate investment of at least $10 billion by 2020 to help its customers especially those within “sensitive” industries such as energy and mining to make a smooth transition to a low carbon economy.
Australian homes can expect electricity storage to become a common concept in a matter of just a few years. With the savings that can be made from combining battery storage facilities with rooftop solar panels, this technology could well become the ‘norm’ according to the head of California-based company Enphase Energy, reported the SMH.
New research conducted by Roy Morgan, which asked participants if they would recommend their electricity provider to a friend or colleague, showed a large majority were either “not at all likely” (16%) or uncertain (24%).
As we farewell one of the coldest winters the south-eastern states have experienced in years, Australian households are beginning to receive their statements for the last quarter with around 50% opening a larger electricity bill than expected.
Environment Minister Steven Miles has justified the move by Queensland’s biggest electricity network in joining a battle that could lead to a rise in electricity prices. According to Mr Miles, the company only wants to speak for “Queensland energy users”, reported news.com.au. He added that the move was “relatively procedural”.