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Celebrating 12 Years of Business

Watt Utilities celebrating 12 years
A huge congratulations to Watt Utilities for achieving 12 years of successful business. Watt Utilities are energy procurement specialists. Established twelve years ago in 2006, they are a family owned Australian business. With an exceptional track record in energy management, they have made substantial savings for clients over the years. As a utilities management company they enjoy the challenge of achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients and establishing long term business relationships. The energy industry is definitely a challenge and forever changing, but Watt Utilities remain committed, passionate and knowledgeable in all things energy. The core values of...

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Consumption Prices Down but Services Prices Up

What is Network Tariff Reform and how does this affect you? Network charges can make up more than 50 per cent of an electricity bill, but some businesses may not understand what network charges are. The following information will give an insight into how network charging works and what the Network Tariff Reform is. What is Network Tariff Reform? The Network tariff reform was passed by the AEMC in November 2014 directing all electricity distributors to transition to cost-reflective tariffs to ensure fairer and more equitable pricing from the networking body to customers. These changes were made to encourage and...

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When to Negotiate Electricity Contracts

When negotiating and renewing electricity contracts, it is all about timing. Securing a contract when the market is low is the key. There is no need to wait until your contract expires and this is where Watt Utilities can help. Electricity contracts are like the stock market – they have ups and downs and volatility in trading. Pricing changes due to many factors including season - summer or winter, natural disasters, heat waves, cold snaps and other government changes in policy or legislation. In a volatile market when securing a contract, pricing can shift drastically from one week to the...

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Are You Paying Too Much For Electricity?

Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint, help the environment and save on your bottom line? Here are some ideas on how. It is a misconception that it is expensive to go Green or seek alternative solutions to reduce your carbon footprint. Yes, there may be an initial upfront cost but look long-term at the return on investment and the ongoing benefits it will provide to your business. In many cases after payback your business will be in front not only on the bottom line, but also on social and environmental issues. Consider the following option to help to...

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What is the Australian Energy Regulator?

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is an Australian Government Department which regulates electricity networks and covered gas pipelines, in all jurisdictions except Western Australia. They set the amount of revenue that network businesses can recover from customers for using these networks. It is their job to enforce the laws of the National Electricity Market and spot gas markets in southern and eastern Australia. Competition is important in any industry but the AER ensure it is fair. Protecting the interests of household and small business consumers is essential and the AER do this through the Retail Law. Although they monitor the industry,...

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Ten Facts About Electricity in Australia

Did you know....... Every day, Australians use enough electricity to power eight million TVs or to charge over 110 billion mobile phones. Households and manufacturing are neck-and-neck for the title of busy energy-using sector in Australia. The poles and wires of Australia's connected south-eastern system run to a total length of around 800,000 kilometres. Agriculture is the smallest energy-using sector in Australia, consuming only two percent of Australia's total consumption. Two-thirds of our 'energy resources' are exported. Renewable energy accounts for just 5% of energy consumption. Solar hot water usage trebled in the last five years. The transport sector is...

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ENM – Embedded Network Manager

Did you know that as of 1 December 2017 'persons' who hold a network exemption in relation to an embedded network must appoint or become an Embedded Network Manager in accordance with clause 2.5.1 (d1) of the National Electricity Rules. Although many parties indicated their interest in seeking accreditation with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to become an Embedded Network Manager, it has taken longer than anticipated for completed applications to be submitted, processed and approved. To allow an opportunity for embedded network operators time to adjust to the new requirement to become or appoint an Embedded Network Manager,...

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