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Australian Energy Market Summary - March 2021

This report brings together an overview of the National Energy Market along with some factors such as weather patterns which may have influenced both the generation of electricity and how it was used throughout the month and some indicators on potential trends and influences in future months.

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Australian Energy Market Summary - April 2021

This report brings together an overview of the National Energy Market along with some factors such as weather patterns which may have influenced both the generation of electricity and how it was used throughout the month and some indicators on potential trends and influences in future months.

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Australian Energy Market Summary - February 2021

This report brings together an overview of the National Energy Market along with some factors such as weather patterns which may have influenced both the generation of electricity and how it was used throughout the month and some indicators on potential trends and influences in future months.

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Australian Energy Market Summary - January 2021

This report brings together an overview of the National Energy Market along with some factors such as weather patterns which may have influenced both the generation of electricity and how it was used throughout the month and some indicators on potential trends and influences in future months.

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4 things to think about when considering a Firmed PPA

With renewable energy targets at the front of companies’ minds, Firmed PPAs are frequently being seen as an avenue to help achieve ambitious targets. However, there are pitfalls to consider when looking at a Firmed PPA that are examined further below.

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Smart Power Get Smart September 2020

To say 2020 has been challenging would be an understatement! Based in Melbourne, we have gone from extreme bushfires to a pandemic that has shut down Victoria not just once, but twice.

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Energy Market update September 2020

An opportunity opens up.

Spot Market electricity prices were down in August, reflecting lower demand due to milder weather and the on-going impacts of Victoria’s lockdown, and from increased renewable generation.

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Portland Aluminium Smelter – will it stay or will it go?

Alcoa’s Portland smelter received over $200 million in Australian Government subsidies back in 2017 to enable it to keep operating for a further four years. This package expires in the middle of 2021 and, without further subsidies or guarantees of cheap electricity, there are question marks over whether the smelter will stay open. Similar question marks hang over Rio Tinto’s three Australian aluminium smelters. Last year Rio’s CEO stated that they were “on very thin ice” in relation to their viability.

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Aiming for sustainability? We can help

As you know, measurement enables management. So if you want to start decarbonising your operations, the first step is to set up measurement and reporting systems.

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How Smart Power NZ helped Eden Park score a better deal

Our colleagues over in New Zealand recently helped their most iconic sporting facility, Eden Park, score a better deal.

Eden Park is a big energy consumer, with catering companies and sports associations among the tenants it serves. And that’s before you even factor in the cost of switching on those massive floodlights.

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