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22 November 2023

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Customer Council Open Letter 2023

An open letter from the AGL Energy Customer Council about the future of the energy transition.

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Insight of the day - AGL Energy

The actions taken today will determine whether all Australians will have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the energy transition. We call upon governments, policymakers, regulators, industry, consumer advocates and peak bodies to work together to ensure the energy transition provides equitable outcomes for all consumers.

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8 April 2024
2-3 minutes

AGL’s submission to the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan

AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation paper on the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan (VEJP).

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AGL Energy

5 April 2024
1-2 minutes

AGL’s submission to the South Australia’s Draft Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2024

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to South Australia’s Draft Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2024 (the Draft Bill).

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AGL Energy

4 April 2024
3-4 minutes

AGL response to AEMC review into arrangements for failed retailers

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Market Commission in relation to its review into the arrangements for failed retailers’ electricity and gas contracts.

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14 July 2022
3 minute read

AGL Energy Customer Council Open Letter

An open letter from the AGL Energy Customer Council about the future of the energy transition.

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16 June 2021
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What it means to offset carbon

As we transition to a new energy future, Australians are increasingly looking to live more sustainable lives – by minimising and mitigating their carbon emissions. But how does carbon offsetting work?

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AGL Energy

12 March 2020
4 minute read

Explainer: the duck curve

The energy sector is infamously jargon-heavy, and even with a handy glossary of terms at your fingertips it can often be a tough slog reading about developments and issues in the energy industry. One rather abstract term cropping up more frequently is the ‘duck curve’ – but what is a duck curve? And what does it have to do with energy?

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AGL Energy

8 April 2024
2-3 minutes

AGL’s submission to the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan

AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation paper on the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan (VEJP).

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AGL Energy

5 April 2024
1-2 minutes

AGL’s submission to the South Australia’s Draft Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2024

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to South Australia’s Draft Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2024 (the Draft Bill).

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AGL Energy

4 April 2024
3-4 minutes

AGL response to AEMC review into arrangements for failed retailers

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Market Commission in relation to its review into the arrangements for failed retailers’ electricity and gas contracts.

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AGL Energy

22 March 2024
1-2 minutes

ASX Australian Peak Load Electricity Futures Contract Specifications

In the submission, AGL supported the option that covers the evening peak from 4pm to 8pm. We consider this option provides greater liquidity, is more focused, aids retailers, benefits generators/storage, and aligns well with four-hour batteries

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AGL Energy

20 March 2024
1-2 minutes

AGL response to draft AER Performance Reporting Procedures and Guidelines

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Regulator on its draft Performance Reporting Procedures and Guidelines.

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AGL Energy

19 March 2024
3 minutes

AGL response to telemarketing bans for the VEU program

AGL has provided a response to the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action on its Regulatory Impact Statement for proposed bans to telemarketing and doorknocking under the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program.

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AGL Energy

15 March 2024
3 minutes

AGL response to the AER’s Customer Engagement Toolkit

AGL Energy welcomes the opportunity to provide responses to the consultation questions posed by the Australian Energy Regulator in response to the Customer Engagement draft toolkit.

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AGL Energy

12 March 2024
1 minute

AGL responds to the AER Annual Compliance Order for gas pipeline service providers 2024 consultation

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Regulator Annual Compliance Order (ACO) for gas pipeline service providers 2024 consultation.

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AGL Energy

19 February 2024
3 minutes

AGL’s submission on AEMO’s Draft 2024 Integrated System Plan

In our submission, AGL emphasises the importance of AEMO’s Integrated System Plan. The plan is a crucial document in managing the transition towards net zero at the least cost, while also providing secure, reliable and affordable energy to consumers.

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AGL Energy

14 February 2024
3 minute read

AGL's submission to the climate related financial disclosure exposure draft legislation

AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the climate-related financial disclosure exposure draft legislation.

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AGL Energy

9 February 2024
5-6 minutes

AGL's submission comment to proposed Orderly Exit Management Framework

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed Orderly Exit Management Framework (the proposed framework).

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AGL Energy

9 February 2024
3-4 minutes

AGL’s submission to the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy consultation paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on to the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

8 February 2024
2 minutes

AGL responds to the AEMC Enhancing reserve information (formerly Operating reserves) draft determination

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Enhancing reserve information draft determination.

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AGL Energy

2 February 2024
5 minute read

AGL’s submission to the NSW draft energy policy framework

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the NSW draft energy policy framework.

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AGL Energy

1 February 2024
3 minute read

AGL Response to the Renewable Fuel Scheme Rule 1 Consultation Paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation paper on the NSW Renewable Fuel Scheme draft rule.

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AGL Energy

1 February 2024
5 minutes

AGL responds to the AEMC Review into electricity compensation frameworks consultation paper

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Review into electricity compensation frameworks consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

17 January 2024
1 minute

AGL responds to the AEMC Calculation of system strength quantity draft determination

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission draft rule determination for the calculation of the system strength quantity component of the system strength charge.

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AGL Energy

17 January 2024
2 minutes

AGL responds to the AEMC Review of the form of the reliability standard and administered price cap directions paper

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission draft rule determination for the calculation of the system strength quantity component of the system strength charge.

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AGL Energy

21 December 2023
10 minute read

AGL Response to the Climate Active Program Direction Consultation 2023 paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to contribute to strengthening the Climate Active (CA) program so that customers can better understand and make informed choices around products with associated environmental claims.

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AGL Energy

20 December 2023
4 minute read

Developing an offshore wind industry could boost Australia’s energy transition

AGL Chief Operating Officer Markus Brokhof highlights AGL’s support for the potential role of offshore wind in the transformation of Australia’s energy system.

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AGL Energy

18 December 2023
3 minute read

AGL’s submission to the NSW Renewable Fuel Scheme discussion paper on scheme expansion

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the NSW Renewable Fuel Scheme discussion paper on scheme expansion.

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AGL Energy

1 December 2023
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO Project Energy Connect implementation directions paper

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator Project Energy Connect implementation directions paper supporting AEMO’s position that negative settlement residue auction units should not be deducted from unit holders.

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AGL Energy

28 November 2023
10 minute read

AGL's submission to the Australian Government's Future Gas Strategy

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Australian Government’s Future Gas Strategy.

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AGL Energy

22 November 2023
3 minute read

Customer Council Open Letter 2023

An open letter from the AGL Energy Customer Council about the future of the energy transition.

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AGL Energy

16 November 2023
5 minute read

Consumer Data Right Operational Enhancements Design Paper Submission

AGL has provided a response to Treasury on their Design Paper for operational enhancements for the CDR.

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AGL Energy

14 November 2023
3 minute read

AGL’s submission to the PDRS Rule Change 2 Consultation Paper

AGL supports the intent of the consultation paper to increase the number of activities within the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS).

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AGL Energy

9 November 2023
3 minute read

Consumer Data Right rules – expansion to the non-bank lending sector

AGL has provided a response to Treasury to expand CDR under proposed amendments to the Competition and Consumer (CDR) Rules 2020.

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AGL Energy

9 November 2023
3 minute read

Consumer Data Right Consent Review – CDR rules and data standards design paper

AGL has provided a response to Treasury on their review of CDR consent mechanisms.

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AGL Energy

2 November 2023
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC review of the Retailer Reliability Obligation

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission review of the retail reliability obligation supporting the 14 recommendations and suggesting additional improvements that could be made in the long-term interests of consumers.

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AGL Energy

26 October 2023
1 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC draft rule on the amendment of the APC, CPT, and MPC

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission draft rule determination on the amendment of the administered price cap, consumer price threshold, and market price cap supporting the changes to these settings.

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AGL Energy

19 October 2023
3 minute read

AGL's submission to Australia's Guarantee of Origin Scheme Design Paper

AGL has responded to Australia’s Guarantee of Origin Scheme Design Paper which builds on stakeholder consultation from 2020 through to 2023 and provides further detail on scheme design.

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AGL Energy

19 October 2023
5 minute read

AGL’s submission to the Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origin Approach Paper

AGL supports an enduring certification for renewable electricity and welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origin Approach Paper.

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AGL Energy

18 October 2023
1 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO Structure of gas participant fees draft report

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator Structure of gas participant fees draft report and determination supporting a separate fee consistent with the gas bulletin board (GBB) fee structure, for the East coast gas system (ECGS) reform program fee.

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AGL Energy

16 October 2023
14 minute read

AGL's submission to Victoria's Renewable Gas Consultation Paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide input to Victoria’s Renewable Gas Consultation Paper.

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AGL Energy

3 October 2023
2 minute read

Response to the AEMC’s Directions Paper on how to unlock the benefits of CER through flexibility

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) second round of consultation on how to unlock the benefits of consumer energy resources (CER) through the introduction of flexible trading.

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AGL Energy

3 October 2023
5 minute read

AGL responds to WA's update to the Gas Customer Licence Obligations

AGL has provided a response to the Economic Regulatory Authority’s Draft Decision on their update to the Gas Customer Licence Obligations.

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AGL Energy

28 September 2023
3 minute read

ACCU Review Discussion Paper

AGL has responded to the ACCU Review Discussion Paper, which focuses on how to implement several recommendations from the Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units.

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AGL Energy

31 August 2023
1 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC Operating Reserve Market directions paper

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Operating Reserve market directions paper supporting the proposal to publish storage and state of charge information and also to make purchasing FCAS on a regional basis routine.

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AGL Energy

31 August 2023
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC Clarifying mandatory PFR obligations for bidirectional plant consultation paper

AGL has responded to Australian Energy Market Commission Clarifying mandatory primary frequency response obligations for bidirectional plant consultation paper supporting the proposal to extend mandatory PFR to batteries when discharging, charging and when providing regulatory FCAS.

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AGL Energy

31 August 2023
8 minute read

Submission on the Capacity Investment Scheme

AGL has made a submission to the Federal Department of Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Water (DCCEEW) on its proposed Capacity Investment Scheme.

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AGL Energy

23 August 2023
4 minute read

Applying the emissions component of the national energy objectives

AGL has made a submission in response to several consultations on how the energy market bodies will apply the emissions component of the national energy objectives.

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AGL Energy

17 August 2023
20 minute read

AGL's submission to the South Australia Green Paper on the energy transition

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide input into SA’s energy transition needs through the South Australian Government’s holistic Green Paper/White Paper process.

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AGL Energy

15 August 2023
10 minute read

AGL responds to the Review of Queensland’s Electrical Safety Act 2002

The Queensland Government sought stakeholder feedback following its Review into the Queensland Electrical Safety Act and the state’s electrical safety framework.

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AGL Energy

3 August 2023
3 minute read

Hydrogen Headstart Program Consultation

AGL has provided input into the design of the Australian Government’s Hydrogen Headstart grant program.

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AGL Energy

28 July 2023
9 minute read

Climate-related financial disclosure Second Consultation Paper

AGL supports the CRFD framework development and how it will feed into the Treasury’s sustainable finance agenda, improving transparency for markets and encouraging investment in Australia.

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AGL Energy

28 July 2023
2 minute read

AGL responds to the proposed telemarketing ban under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change is proposing to ban high risk marketing activities, including unsolicited cold calling and doorknocking under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

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AGL Energy

18 July 2023
20 minute read

AGL Responds to the Climate Change Authority’s Issues Paper - Setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets

AGL supports an appropriately ambitious 2035 emissions reduction target that will allow all stakeholders and communities to plan for the future.

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AGL Energy

14 July 2023
2 minute read

AEMC Removing the AERs obligation to update and administer the Electricity Consumption Benchmark

The Australian Energy Regulator has put forward a rule change through the Australian Energy Market Commission to remove its three yearly obligation to update and administer Electricity Consumption Benchmarks.

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AGL Energy

13 July 2023
2 minute read

ECGS Reliability and Supply Adequacy

AGL has provided a response to the Energy Minister’s Consultation on Stage 2 of the Reliability and Supply Adequacy Framework for the East Coast Gas Market.

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AGL Energy

22 June 2023
2 minute read

AGL's response to the AER's review of gas distribution tariffs

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Regulator on their review of gas distribution network reference tariff variation mechanism and declining block tariffs. Release of this issues paper is the first step in their review of how gas distribution reference tariffs are varied from year to year and their structure.

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AGL Energy

16 June 2023
4 minute read

AGL responds to the AER Options to address gaps in transmission ring-fencing framework consultation paper

AGL has responded to Australian Energy Regulator Options to address gaps in transmission ring-fencing framework consultation paper supporting the proposal to extend the ringfencing framework to contestable connections.

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AGL Energy

6 June 2023
3 minute read

AGL responds to Endeavour Energy’s proposed Trial Waiver Application

AGL broadly supports Endeavour Energy’s application for a trailer waiver through the Australian Energy Regulator’s Energy Innovation Toolkit. Endeavour is proposing to roll-out approximately 10,250 meters to residential customers in select regions of New South Wales to address network-specific issues through an expedited Meter Fault Notification process.

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AGL Energy

1 June 2023
2 minute read

AGL responds to the review of CER technical standards draft report

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s draft report on compliance with, and enforcement of, CER technical standards in the National Electricity Rules.

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AGL Energy

1 June 2023
6 minute read

Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 and Nature Repair Market (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023

AGL supports the Australian Government’s ambition to introduce a market mechanism to incentivise investment in biodiversity, noting the importance of taking lessons from existing carbon and biodiversity markets in its design.

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AGL Energy

30 May 2023
1 minute read

AGL submission to AEMO – Declared Wholesale Gas Market Trade-Weighted Cumulative Price Threshold Proposal

Proposed changes to calculating the cumulative price threshold for the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market require further consideration and consultation.

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AGL Energy

30 May 2023
1 minute read

Steering electric vehicle policy into the future

With appetite in the EV market growing, AGL is working to influence national EV policy to help give consumers access to cheap and low emissions transport, while also delivering benefits to the grid.

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AGL Energy

26 May 2023
4 minute read

AGL responds to the Energy Security Board Transmission access reform consultation paper

AGL has responded to Energy Security Board’s Transmission access reform consultation paper suggesting that the proposed enhanced information reforms are adequate, that the proposed Congestion Relief Market has not passed a robust cost benefit analysis, and that the proposed Priority access mechanism will raise barriers to entry and exit in the NEM.

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AGL Energy

24 May 2023
1 minute read

AGL has responded to AEMO's CDR fees draft determination

AGL has responded to AEMO’s draft determination on how they will allocate their costs for implementing the Consumer Data Right. Our submission supports their proposed approach of allocating fees on a $/NMI basis.

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AGL Energy

17 May 2023
2 minute read

Consultation on the ESB's Data Strategy Initial Reforms Draft Legislation

AGL has provided a response to Energy Security Board’s consultation paper on implementing the initial reforms through legislation.

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AGL Energy

17 May 2023
1 minute read

Response to the NSW Statutory Review of the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017

AGL has provided a response to the Department of Customer Service’s consultation on the Statutory Review of the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017.

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AGL Energy

17 May 2023
2 minute read

Consultation on protecting consumers of DER in Victoria

AGL has provided a response to the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action consultation paper on whether further consumer protections for users of DER are needed to protect Victorian consumers.

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AGL Energy

15 May 2023
15 minute read

Unlocking CER benefits through flexible trading

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s consultation paper on unlocking the benefits of CER through the introduction of flexible trading.

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AGL Energy

15 May 2023
3 minute read

AGL has responded to the NSW South West REZ position paper

AGL has responded to the NSW Government Office of Energy and Climate Change South West Renewable Energy Zones Position Paper.

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AGL Energy

12 May 2023
2 minute read

AGL responds to the DSB CDR Non-Functional Requirements Revision

In its Decision Proposal 288, the DSB has proposed changes to the Non-Functional Requirements.

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AGL Energy

12 May 2023
2 minute read

AEMO Consultation on Metering Installation Exemption Automation

The Australian Energy Market Operator is proposing to automate the process for Metering Coordinators when applying for a Metering Installation Exemption.

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AGL Energy

10 May 2023
4 minute read

Review of the Victorian Gas Distribution System Code of Practice

The Essential Services Commission of Victoria is remaking the Gas Distribution System Code of Practice to make obligations fit for purpose, align the code with recent legislative changes and support policy development.

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AGL Energy

8 May 2023
2 minute read

AGL responds to the proposed Victorian Energy Upgrade program fee changes

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action is consulting on revised fees for Victorian Energy Upgrades program providers.

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AGL Energy

4 May 2023
1 minute read

AGL responds to the Reliability Panel review of the form of the reliability standard and administered price cap issues paper

AGL has responded to the Reliability Panel review of the form of the reliability standard and administered price cap issues paper suggesting that significant changes are not required.

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AGL Energy

2 May 2023
3 minute read time

AGL responds to the AER’s bill relief rebate message

The Australia Energy Regulator is seeking to make a determination under Section 37 of the Better Bills Guideline to include a message about the Commonwealth and State Government’s Bill Relief Rebate on the front page of customers’ bills.

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AGL Energy

28 April 2023
2 minute read

Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure Area Proposal: Pacific Ocean off Hunter

AGL is supportive of the Government putting the settings in place to enable future offshore renewable energy projects in the Pacific Ocean off Hunter (NSW). A range of renewable energy technologies with complementary functions will be required to achieve a fully decarbonised electricity grid and we put forward a number of considerations as we continue to advocate for a lowest cost decarbonisation pathway to the benefit of industry and consumers.

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AGL Energy

21 April 2023
20 minute read

AGL responds to the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy Discussion Paper

AGL responded to the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy Discussion Paper with ideas on creating a safe, trusted, and secure digital environment, and making Australia a world-leader in cyber security.

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AGL Energy

21 April 2023
3 minute read time

DSB Offline Customer Authentication Consultation

The DSB is seeking stakeholder feedback on Noting Paper 296 – Offline Customer Authentication (CDR)

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AGL Energy

11 April 2023
5 minute read

AGL supports creation of a market for inertia

AGL has responded to the AEMC Efficient provision of inertia consultation paper supporting the creation of an inertia market in the National Energy Market.

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AGL Energy

24 March 2023
1 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO CDR participant fees consultation

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator Structure of Participant Fees for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) declared National Energy Market project consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

17 March 2023
4 minute read

AGL Responds to the National Battery Strategy Issues Paper

AGL has provided commentary on the Federal Government’s National Battery Strategy Issues paper investigating the prospect of onshoring battery production in Australia.

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AGL Energy

3 March 2023
3 minute read

NEM 2025 reform fee allocation

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) consultation paper on how their costs relating to the National Energy Market 2025 reform program will be passed onto participants.

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AGL Energy

24 February 2023
4 minute read

AGL Responds to the Safeguard Mechanism Reform Position Paper

AGL supports the overall design of the proposed Safeguard Mechanism Reform and notes a number of issues for further consideration before scheme commencement.

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AGL Energy

17 February 2023
5 minute read

DSS Financial Counselling Industry Funding Model Consultation

AGL provides feedback to the Department of Social Services proposed Financial Counselling Industry Funding Model.

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AGL Energy

17 February 2023
12 minute read

Climate-related Financial Disclosure

AGL has provided a submission to the Treasury on the Australian Government’s Climate-related Financial Disclosure consultation Paper.

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AGL Energy

8 February 2023
5 minute read

AGL Responds to the Guarantee of Origin Scheme Consultation Paper

AGL is supportive of the need to develop an enduring Product GO certification scheme to support claims on the emissions intensity of produced goods.

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AGL Energy

8 February 2023
1 minute

AGL responds to the AEMC Accommodating financeability in the regulatory framework draft determination

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Accommodating financeability in the regulatory framework draft determination.

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AGL Energy

7 February 2023
6 minute read

Incorporating an emissions reduction objective into the national energy objectives

AGL has provided a submission to officials on the proposed legislative package to give effect to an emissions reduction objective in the National Electricity Law, the National Gas Law, and the National Energy Retail Law.

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AGL Energy

3 February 2023
2 minutes

AGL responds to the AEMC Improving security frameworks transitional services update paper

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission improving security frameworks transitional services update paper supporting the proposed creation of two new contracts for system services under the Non-Market Ancillary Service transitional services framework.

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AGL Energy

2 February 2023
25 minute read

AEMC Review of the regulatory framework for metering services Draft Report

AGL has provided detailed feedback in response to a number of recommendations in the AEMC’s Draft Report which aims to accelerate the installation of smart meters in the NECF jurisdiction.

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AGL Energy

30 January 2023
4 minute read

AGL responds to the AER’s class ring-fencing waiver for distribution businesses - Community Batteries for Household Solar Program

AGL does not support the Australian Energy Regulator’s proposal for a ring-fencing class waiver to allow regulated distribution businesses to lease excess capacity from batteries funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Community Batteries for Household Solar Program.

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AGL Energy

30 January 2023
2 minute read

Australian Energy Regulator’s Incentivising and Measuring Export Service Performance Draft Report

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Draft Report on Incentivising and Measuring Export Service Performance.

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AGL Energy

27 January 2023
6 minute read

NSW Government Renewable Fuel Scheme

AGL has provided a submission to the NSW Government on the development of the NSW renewable fuel scheme, which has been established to support the development of green hydrogen production by placing a levy on gas users.

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AGL Energy

25 January 2023
1 minute

AGL responds to the AEMC Clarifying mandatory PFR obligations for bidirectional plant directions paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Clarifying mandatory PFR obligations for bidirectional plant directions paper.

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AGL Energy

25 January 2023
2 minutes

AGL responds to the AEMC Gas compensation and dispute resolution frameworks draft determination

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Gas Compensation and Dispute Resolution Frameworks draft determination.

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AGL Energy

12 January 2023
9 minute read

AER Flexible Export Limit Issues Paper

AGL provides feedback to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Flexible Export Limits Consultation.

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AGL Energy

6 January 2023
7 minute read

AER Consumer protections for future energy services

The Australian Energy Regulator explores three potential reform pathways for the National Energy Customer Framework consumer protections and licensing regime.

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AGL Energy

23 December 2022
5 minute read

AGL Submission to Federal Treasury's CDR Rule Maintenance Consultation

AGL has made a submission to Federal Treasury on their Rule Maintenance Consultation.

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AGL Energy

21 December 2022
3 minute read

Energy Security Board Transmission Access Reform Directions Paper

AGL has made a submission in response to the Energy Security Board Transmission Access Reform Directions Paper.

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AGL Energy

21 December 2022
3 minute read

Australian Energy Regulator Ringfencing Draft Guidelines

AGL has made a submission in response to the Australian Energy Regulator Ringfencing Draft Guidelines.

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AGL Energy

8 December 2022
4 minute read

AGL comments on the ESB's Directions Paper on Interoperability Policy

AGL has provided a response to the Energy Security Board’s Directions Paper on Interoperability Policy.

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AGL Energy

5 December 2022
2 minute read

ESC Unaccounted for Gas Benchmarks 2022 Review

AGL responded to the Essential Services Commission’s Unaccounted for Gas Benchmarks 2022 Review Draft Determination.

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AGL Energy

25 November 2022
3 minute read

AGL Responds to National Energy Transition Authority Bill 2022

AGL has contributed a response to the National Energy Transition Authority Bill 2022 inquiry.

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AGL Energy

22 November 2022
13 minute read

AGL Responds to the Review of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 Issues Paper

AGL has contributed a response to the Review of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 Issues Paper.

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AGL Energy

17 November 2022
3 minute read

AER Better Bills Guideline Version 2

AGL supports the Australian Energy Regulator’s proposed changes for the next iteration of the Better Bills Guideline

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AGL Energy

17 November 2022
4 minute read

Operational Security Mechanism draft determination

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Operational Security Mechanism draft determination.

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AGL Energy

11 November 2022
1 minute read

AGL Supports the OECC's Energy Savings Scheme Rule Change

The Office of Energy and Climate change is expanding the NSW Energy Savings Scheme to include fuel switching activities.

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AGL Energy

7 November 2022
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC’s Review of CER technical standards consultation paper

As a leader in CER, AGL is actively interested in bringing the consumers’ view and interests into the development of a range of policies, regulations, and technical standards applicable to CER.

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AGL Energy

4 November 2022
7 minute read

AGL Responds to EnergyCo’s draft NSW Network Infrastructure Strategy

AGL has contributed a response to the NSW Network Infrastructure Strategy.

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AGL Energy

4 November 2022
7 minute read

AGL responds to the National EV Strategy Consultation Paper

AGL welcomes the introduction of a National EV Strategy and its focus on the uptake of EVs as part of Australia’s decarbonisation ambitions.

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AGL Energy

3 November 2022
4 minute read

AGL Responds to NSW EPA Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

AGL has contributed a response to the NSW EPA Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan.

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AGL Energy

3 November 2022
6 minute read

Transmission Planning & Investment Review Stage 3

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Transmission planning and investment review Stage 3 consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

1 November 2022
6 minute read

AGL comments on the AER’s Network Tariffs for the Distributed Energy Resource Future exploratory paper

The AER’s paper is designed to facilitate discussion on the future direction of network tariffs for batteries in the context of ongoing tariff reform.

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AGL Energy

19 October 2022
3 minute read

AGL responds to the Queensland Emergency Backstop Mechanism Consultation

Energy Queensland is proposing to introduce a mechanism that can curtail the output of inverters such as rooftop solar PV systems in emergency situations.

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AGL Energy

14 October 2022
2 minute read

AGL responds to updates to the Consumer Data Right Privacy Safeguard Guidelines

AGL has provided a response to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s consultation on draft updates to the CDR Privacy Safeguard Guidelines.

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AGL Energy

7 October 2022
3 minute tead

Draft regulatory amendments to extend AEMO’s functions and powers to manage gas supply adequacy Pt 1 & 2

AGL appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the Extension of AEMO Functions and Powers to manage supply adequacy in the East Coast Gas Market consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

7 October 2022
3 minute read

AGL Response to Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure Area proposal (Bass Straight off Gippsland)

AGL has contributed a submission for the offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposed by the Commonwealth government for the Bass Strait off Gippsland.

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AGL Energy

4 October 2022
3 minute read

Incentivising and measuring export service performance – Consultation Paper

AGL has provided a response to the Australian Energy Regulator’s consultation paper on how to incentivise and measure export service performance.

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AGL Energy

30 September 2022
1 minute read

Proposed combined audit process for PRDRS and ESS Scheme Participants

AGL has responded to IPART’s proposal to combine the PDRS and ESS audits

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AGL Energy

30 September 2022
4 minute read

Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report consultation paper

AGL has made a submission to the 2023 Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report consultation.

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AGL Energy

28 September 2022
5 minute read

AGL Response to Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units

AGL has made a submission to the Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units 2022

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AGL Energy

20 September 2022
10 minute read

Safeguard Mechanism reform consultation

AGL has made a submission to the 2022 Safeguard Mechanism Reforms

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AGL Energy

19 September 2022
4 minute read

AER's Connection Charge Guideline Review - static zero limits for micro embedded generators

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Issue Paper on their Connection Charge Guideline Review: static zero limits for micro embedded generators.

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AGL Energy

15 September 2022
2 minute read

AGL comments on proposed Retailer Reliability Obligation T-1 instrument for SA January to March 2024

AGL has responded to AEMO's request for the AER to make a T-1 reliability instrument for SA, for the period January – March 2024. AGL's view is that the reliability instrument should not be made.

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AGL Energy

13 September 2022
20 minute read

GreenPower Program Review Consultation

AGL has made a submission to the 2022 National GreenPower Accreditation Program Review

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AGL Energy

1 September 2022
20 minute read

AGL joint submission on the Material change in network infrastructure project costs

AG L has made a joint submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission Material Change in Network Infrastructure Project Costs draft rule determination.

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AGL Energy

1 September 2022
7 minute read

AGL submission on the Amending the administered price cap rule change

AGL has made a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission amending the administered price cap rule change.

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AGL Energy

27 August 2022
1 minute read

AGL supports the proposed amendment of the MASS to incorporate very fast frequency control ancillary services

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Draft Determination to amend the Market Ancillary Service Specification, introducing the very fast frequency control ancillary services markets.

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AGL Energy

25 August 2022
1 minute read

ESB Data Strategy Initial Reforms Consultation Paper

AGL has responded to the Energy Security Board’s Data Strategy Initial Reforms Consultation Paper.

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AGL Energy

25 August 2022
1 minute read

ESB Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Issues Paper

AGL supports a coordinated industry approach to developing technical standards for smart EV charging, it is too early to introduce such standards in Australia.

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AGL Energy

18 August 2022
2 minute read

AGL submission on recovering the cost of AEMO participant fees from TNSPs

AGL has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission Recovering the cost of AEMO’s participant fees directions paper.

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AGL Energy

18 August 2022
4 minute read

AGL submission on Transmission planning and investment review contestability options paper

AGL has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission Transmission Planning and Investment review contestability options paper.

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AGL Energy

15 August 2022
1 minute read

Victorian Transmission Investment Framework (VTIF) Preliminary Design Consultation Paper

AGL has responded to the Victorian Transmission Investment Framework Preliminary Design Consultation paper and the Options Paper: Access for Victorian REZ's.

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AGL Energy

12 August 2022
2 minute read

AGL submission on Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone draft declaration

AGL has provided a submission to the NSW Government Office of Energy and Climate Change Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone Draft Access declaration.

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AGL Energy

8 August 2022
2 minute read

Protecting customers affected by family violence - Draft Determination

AGL has recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s Draft Determination on ‘Protecting customers affected by family violence’

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AGL Energy

2 August 2022
15 minute read

Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) consultations on Hot Water and Heating & Cooling activities

AGL submissions on VEU consultations on replacing gas or old electricity hot water and cooling with more efficient electricity appliances.

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AGL Energy

1 August 2022
10 minute read

ESB capacity mechanism high-level design

AGL has made a submission to the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) consultation paper on a high-level capacity mechanism for the NEM.

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AGL Energy

1 August 2022
7 minute read

DELWP Voltage Management: Consultation Paper

AGL submission to the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Consultation Paper on Voltage Management in the Victorian Electricity Distribution Networks

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AGL Energy

21 July 2022
3 minute read

AGL submission on AEMC and AEMO Inertia joint paper

AGL has provided a response to the AEMC and AEMO joint paper on the efficient provision of inertia in the NEM.

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AGL Energy

20 July 2022
2 minute read

AGL submission on Transmission planning and investment review

AGL has provided a response to the AEMC Transmission Planning & Investment Review stage 2 draft report.

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AGL Energy

15 July 2022
5 minute read

Victorian Energy Upgrades – Project-Based Activities Issues Paper

AGL submission to Victorian Energy Upgrades Project-Based Activities (PBA) Issues Paper.

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AGL Energy

14 July 2022
3 minute read

AGL Energy Customer Council Open Letter

An open letter from the AGL Energy Customer Council about the future of the energy transition.

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AGL Energy

14 July 2022
2 minute read

AGL submission on Long Term Energy Service Agreements

AGL has provided feedback on the Long Term Energy Service Agreements draft term sheets which are a key aspect of the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

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AGL Energy

22 June 2022
6 minute read

AER Retailer Authorisation and Exemption Review

AGL responds to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Retailer Authorisation and Exemption Issues Paper.

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AGL Energy

17 June 2022
7 minute read

Transmission Access Reform Consultation Paper

AGL has recently responded to the Energy Security Board’s Transmission Access Reform Consultation Paper as part of the Transmission and Access work stream.

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AGL Energy

24 May 2022
10 minute read

AGL Supports the NSW Peak Demand Reduction Scheme

AGL has recently responded to the NSW Government’s proposed Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (Rule 1) Consultation.

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AGL Energy

17 May 2022
5 minute read

AGL supports regulatory sandboxing for Victorian energy consumers

AGL submission supporting regulatory sandboxing for Victorian energy consumers

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AGL Energy

11 May 2022
15 minute read

AGL responds to proposal to include Home Energy Rating Assessment into the VEU

AGL submission supporting the inclusion of Home energy audits in the Victorian energy Upgrade scheme

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Kurt Winter

9 May 2022
9 minute read

No junk mail please: why customers need to know about dynamic operating envelopes

With networks introducing dynamic operating envelopes to mediate customers' access to the grid, we explore the need for a customer-centric regulatory design.

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AGL Energy

19 April 2022
3 minute read time

AGL submission to the ESC in relation to its Draft Decision on the Victorian Default Offer for 2022-23

AGL has made a submission to the Essential Services Commission in relation to its Draft Decision on the Victorian Default Offer for 2022-23.

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AGL Energy

6 April 2022
3 minute read time

AGL submission to the Federal Treasury CDR telco Design Paper

AGL provides feedback on the Federal Treasury Consumer Data Right in the Telecommunications Sector: CDR rules and standards Design Paper.

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AGL Energy

31 March 2022
2 minute read time

AEMO Draft 2022 Integrated System Plan Addendum

Read AGL’s submission to AEMO’s Draft 2022 Integrated System Plan Addendum.

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AGL Energy

29 March 2022
1 minute read time

AGL supports the proposed changes to the WA Gas Marketing Code of Conduct

AGL has responded to the Gas Marketing Code Consultative Committee supporting the proposed changes to the Gas Marketing Code of Conduct.

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AGL Energy

17 March 2022
1 minute read time

AGL responds to AER’s Draft Determination on Default Market Offer prices for 2022-23

Read AGL’s submission to AER’s Draft Determination on Default Market Offer prices.

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AGL Energy

16 March 2022
1 minute read time

ESC Energy Retail Licence Review

AGL responded to the Essential Services Commission’s Energy Retail Licence Review.

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AGL Energy

16 March 2022
1 minute read time

AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the AER’s draft Consumer Vulnerability Strategy

The Australian Energy Regulator has released its draft Consumer Vulnerability Strategy which sets out objectives, outcomes and actions items to address key challenges in the energy system for customers experiencing vulnerable circumstances.

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AGL Energy

9 March 2022
1 minute read time

ACCC proposes to revise the Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guidance

AGL has recently responded to the ACCC’s proposed amendments to the Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guidance.

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AGL Energy

9 March 2022
1 minute read time

Supporting the adoption of electronic invoicing

AGL has responded to the Treasury’s Consultation Paper on Supporting the adoption of electronic invoicing in Australia.

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AGL Energy

9 March 2022
2 minute read time

Accelerating the roll out of smart meters in South Australia

The South Australian Government is consulting on options to accelerate the adoption of smart meters in South Australia.

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AGL Energy

9 March 2022
3 minute read time

Protecting customers affected by Family Violence

AGL responds to the latest rule change request to the Australian Energy Market Commission proposing to introduce a regulated family violence framework in NECF.

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AGL Energy

7 March 2022
2 minute read

AGL recommends suite of actions to promote innovation for NSW energy customers

Read AGL’ formal submission to The NSW Government Department of Planning Industry and Environment’s consultation on developing solutions to barriers customers and businesses face in the energy sector transition.

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AGL Energy

23 February 2022
2 minute read time

AGL recommends SA streamline licensing framework to support innovation

Read AGL’s formal submission to the South Australian Government’s review of its licensing requirements under the Electricity Act 1996 for electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and system control functions in light of the evolving electricity market.

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AGL Energy

14 February 2022
1 minute read

Energy Security Board capacity market initiation paper

Read AGL’s submission to the ESB’s Initiation Paper that outlines further design work on the proposal for a capacity mechanism in the NEM.

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AGL Energy

8 February 2022
3 minute read

AGL urges customer centric approach in national interoperability policy

AGL provides a range of recommendations on an assessment framework by the Energy Security Board as part of their delivering of the Post 2025 DER Implementation Plan.

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AGL Energy

7 February 2022
3 minute read

AGL provides feedback to the AER draft Better Bills Guideline

AGL has recently responded to the Australia Energy Regulator (AER) draft Better Bills Guideline consultation.

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AGL Energy

2 February 2022
1 minute read

AGL supports ESB’s Customer Insights Collaboration

In response to the ESB's Customer Insights Collaboration, AGL has made a formal submission, elaborating a range of insights recommended for consideration.

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AGL Energy

28 January 2022
1 minute read

AGL submission on the Congestion Management Model

In a submission to the Energy Security Board, AGL expressed concern regarding the proposed Congestion Management Model, and queried whether a change to the current open access regime is needed.

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Con Hristodoulidis

18 January 2022
3 minute read

Energy Retail Code of Practice – Final Decision

AGL provided feedback to the Essential Service Commission on the recent Energy Retail Code of Practice Final Decision. Read the submission here.

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AGL Energy

21 December 2021
2 minute read

AGL comments on the AER’s customer export curtailment value methodology

AGL comments on the Australian Energy Regulator's (AER) current consultation on the development of the Customer export curtailment value (CECV) methodology.

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AGL Energy

3 December 2021
2 minute read

AGL shares insights and experiences on the regulated Payment Difficulty Framework in Victoria

AGL has provided its findings and data to the Essential Services Commission as part of the review into the regulated Payment Difficulty Framework in Victoria

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AGL Energy

2 December 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Victorian PPA Market Facilitation Platform Consultation

The Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently consulting on the concept of a Market Facilitation Platform, other measures, to better facilitate access to Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the small-to-medium sized commercial and industrial businesses. AGL elaborates on a range of matters DELWP should take into consideration in its assessment in a formal submission.

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AGL Energy

29 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL comments on extending national gas regulatory framework to hydrogen blends and renewable gases

On 21 October, jurisdictional energy officials released a consultation paper to identify and develop amendments to the National Gas Law (NGL), the National Energy Retail Law (NERL) and Regulations. AGL has made a submission in response to the issues raised in the consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

27 November 2021
4 minute read

Creating an Energy Data Strategy – AGL responds to Energy Security Board

The Energy Security Board (ESB) recently consulted on their proposed Data Strategy. The Data Strategy includes 32 recommendations across four pillars.

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AGL Energy

19 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL welcomes AEMO's revised specifications to support DER participation in FCAS markets

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) published a Second Draft Determination on its Amendment of the Market Ancillary Service (MASS) Specification – DER and General Consultation. The Second Draft Determination follows AEMO’s further consideration and analysis (undertaken through the University of Melbourne).

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
2 minute read

AGL supports improved governance for DER technical standards

On 21 September 2020, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) received a rule change request from Dr Kerry Schott AO. The request seeks to introduce new governance arrangements for setting technical standards for distributed energy resources (DER) in the national electricity market (NEM).

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL submissions on the performance and competitiveness of the retail electricity market in NSW

AGL has recently made a submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s Draft Report on the performance and competitiveness of the retail electricity market in the NSW 2020-21.

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to the Essential Services Commission's Draft Decision on the Victorian Default Offer

AGL has recently made a submission in response to the Essential Services Commission’s Draft Decision on the Victorian Default Offer from 1 January 2022.

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to AER consultation on export pricing guideline

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is consulting on the development of Export Tariff Guidelines, to support distribution networks in the development of two-way pricing options.

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to EPWA's consultation on low level demand management in the SWIS

AGL responds to EPWA’s proposed DPV Management model that addresses extreme load issues facing the Southwest Interconnected System.

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
2 minute read

AGL supports proposed reform to improve integrity in the rooftop solar PV sector

The Australian Government is consulting on an exposure draft of proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
3 minute read time

AGL calls for stronger policies to support EV uptake in Victoria

The Victorian Government set a target for zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) to account for 50 per cent of new light vehicle sales by 2030 as part of its Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap. This target was set in May 2021 as part of a commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050 under the Climate Change Act 2017.

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AGL Energy

9 November 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to Energy Policy WA's energy legislative reform project

Energy Policy WA’s consultation considers the complexity of WA's energy governance and legislative framework due to regulatory arrangements having in the past been amended on a piecemeal basis and the barriers moving forward of an electricity framework which is no longer meets the challenges of a rapidly evolving energy industry.

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AGL Energy

5 November 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC's Regulatory Framework for Metering Services Directions Paper

The AEMC’s Directions Paper identifies inefficiencies in the national smart meter roll out and proposes a number changes to the regulatory framework for metering services which could optimise the speed of smart meter installations in the NEM.

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Kurt Winter

3 November 2021
20 minute read

Maximising solar to support Australia’s evolving grid, part 2

In our previous article, we touched on some of the challenges of managing the increasing amount of rooftop solar energy entering the system,...

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Kurt Winter

1 November 2021
10 minute read

Maximising solar to support Australia’s evolving grid, part 1

Australia has fallen in love with rooftop solar PV, leading the world in its uptake, with investment reaching almost eight times the worldwide...

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AGL Energy

28 October 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC Capacity commitment and Synchronous service directions paper

AGL has made a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Capacity commitment and Synchronous service directions paper agreeing that a new approach to procure, value, and schedule essential system services in the NEM is needed to ensure efficient timely incentives for the provision of and investment in essential system services.

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AGL Energy

28 October 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC Primary frequency response incentives arrangements draft rule determination

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Primary frequency response (PFR) incentive arrangements draft rule determination.

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AGL Energy

27 October 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to the ESC’s Compliance and Performance Reporting Guideline Consultation

The Essential Services Commission is proposing a number of changes to the way energy retailers and distribution businesses self-report contraventions of the Victorian energy laws and regulations.

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AGL Energy

26 October 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission to ESC review into making the energy Retail Code into a Code of Practice

Read AGL’s submission to the Essential Services Commission of Victoria Making the Energy Retail Code a Code of Practice Review.

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AGL Energy

19 October 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to proposed changes to the NEL and NER to implement the CDR

AGL submitted a response to the Energy Ministers' consultation on proposed amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules to incorporate CDR functionality.

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AGL Energy

13 October 2021
5 minute read

Powering disability inclusion

Last year AGL signed up to the Valuable 500 and we launched our first Disability Action Plan to play our part in improving accessibility and inclusion for the 4.3 million people who live with disability in Australia.

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AGL Energy

30 September 2021
4 minute read

Transmission Planning and Investment review

AGL responded to the AEMC Transmission Planning and Investment Review consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

28 September 2021
3 minute read

AGL advocates for a principles-based approach to regulating through the AER’s Better Bills Guideline

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Better Bills Guideline consultation. The Guideline will replace existing bill content requirements for energy retailers operating in the National Energy Customer Framework.

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AGL Energy

22 September 2021
2 minute read

AGL provides feedback on the engagement approach to the ESC’s Payment Difficulty Framework review

The Essential Services Commission sought feedback on the scope of the upcoming review into the effectiveness of the regulatory framework for customers experiencing financial difficulty paying their energy bills, the Payment Difficulty Framework.

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AGL Energy

20 September 2021
3 minute read

The evolution of energy storage systems in the NEM

AGL has responded to the AEMC’s draft determination on Integrating Energy storage systems in the NEM. The draft rule makes a number of changes to integrate storage into the NEM, and also shape the rules to facilitate the future market where storage and hybrid systems are likely to play a much bigger role in firming up the growing amount of renewable energy.

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AGL Energy

15 September 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to NSW Electricity Roadmap consultation on LTESA design

The NSW Electricity Roadmap will deliver at least 12 GW of new renewable projects and 2 GW of long duration storage projects, through Long Term Energy Service Agreements (LTESA). On 10 September AGL provided feedback to the NSW Government on the proposed structure and terms of the LTESA. Read our submission here.

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AGL Energy

14 September 2021
3 minute read

AGL urges Treasury to listen to energy sector feedback and get the CDR Draft Energy Rules right

AGL urges Treasury to focus on getting the Draft Energy Rules right following energy sector feedback on Treasury’s latest consultation on the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the energy sector: proposals for further consultation, August 2021 (Consultation), and the release of the energy specific CDR rules (Draft Energy Rules).

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AGL Energy

8 September 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to ACMA’s consultation on consumer vulnerability and expectations for the telco industry

AGL recently responded to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) proposal to introduce a Statement of Expectations for the telco industry which is aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable consumers.

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AGL Energy

7 September 2021
2 minute read

AGL calls for additional safeguards in deployment of stand-alone power systems in SA

The South Australian Government is currently consulting on the implementation of the national regulatory framework to support the deployment of stand-alone power systems (SAPS).

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AGL Energy

7 September 2021
3 minutes

AGL responds to AER’s draft DER Integration expenditure guidance note

The Australian Energy Regulatory (AER) is currently consulting on its DER integration expenditure guidance note, that is intended to guide the AER’s determinations on distribution networks expenditure proposals to support the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) with the electricity market system.

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AGL Energy

30 August 2021
1 minute read

Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives

AGL has responded to the Department of Home Affairs’ consultation paper on options for regulatory reforms and voluntary incentives to strengthen the cyber security of Australia’s digital economy.

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AGL Energy

30 August 2021
1 minute read

AEMC Draft Determination on Generator Registrations and connections

On the 24th of June 2021, the Australian Energy Market Commission made a draft decision not to require generators sized between 5 and 30MW to be scheduled.

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AGL Energy

24 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to Treasury’s CDR sectoral assessment on telco

AGL supports the CDR regime as an economy wide model that enables consumers to have access to, and control over, data that directly relates to them.

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
2 minute read

AGL recommends AEMO's market specifications better support DER participation in fast FCAS markets

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is currently reviewing its Market Ancillary Service Specification (MASS) generally and in relation to DER participation in FCAS market. AEMO recently published its draft determination for consultation.

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
3 minute read

AGL calls for faster reform to support improved outcomes for Victorian embedded network customers

The Victorian Government is currently undertaking a review of embedded networks, following its election commitment to ban embedded networks in new residential apartment buildings.

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to the proposed ACT Retail Electricity (Transparency and Comparability) Code Guideline

On 6 August 2021, AGL made a submission to the Independent Competition and Regulatory Tribunal (ICRC) on the proposed ACT Retail Electricity (Transparency and Comparability Code Guideline.

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AGL Energy

6 August 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to AER draft updated Ring-fencing Guideline

AGL recently responded to the AER’s draft updated ring-fencing Guideline.

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AGL Energy

5 August 2021
1 minute read

Victorian Government’s Gas Substitution Roadmap Consultation Paper

AGL has responded to the Victorian Government’s Gas Substitution Roadmap Consultation Paper.

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John Chambers

4 August 2021
7 minute read

Where the rubber hits the road on electric vehicles

How market forces and government policy must converge to drive adoption.

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AGL Energy

4 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to changes proposed to the general CDR rules

AGL recently responded to Treasury’s proposed amendments to the general CDR rules which are focused on increasing consumer accessibility to CDR in the banking sector

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AGL Energy

3 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission on the National Gas Infrastructure Plan

On 2 August 2021 AGL made a submission to the Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER).

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

AGL Submission to ESC's draft strategy on Getting to fair

AGL has made a submission to the ESC’s draft strategy on ‘Getting to fair: breaking down barrier to essential services’.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

AGL supports the creation of a fast frequency response market ancillary service

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission fast frequency response market ancillary service draft determination.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

AGL supports the AEMC draft rule determination on the efficient management of system strength in the NEM

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission draft rule determination on the efficient management of system strength in the NEM.

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AGL Energy

22 June 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to next draft of the NSW Social Energy Code

AGL urges the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department) to fully consider the customer impacts resulting from the Department’s proposed changes to the NSW Social Programs for Energy Code (the Code).

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AGL Energy

16 June 2021
4 min Read

What it means to offset carbon

As we transition to a new energy future, Australians are increasingly looking to live more sustainable lives – by minimising and mitigating their carbon emissions. But how does carbon offsetting work?

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AGL Energy

10 June 2021
3 minute read

AGL's Submission on the Energy Security Board’s Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper

On 30 April 2021, the Energy Security Board (ESB) released its Post-2025 Market Design Options Paper.

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AGL Energy

2 June 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Treasury’s consumer data right consultation papers

In May, AGL responded to two Treasury papers on the consumer data right (CDR).

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AGL Energy

2 June 2021
4 min Read

Helping diverse communities take charge of their energy

We’re partnering with Voices for Power to help improve energy literacy within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

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Kurt Winter

29 May 2021
5 minute read

Submission to Draft Distribution Annual Planning Report Template Consultation Paper

AGL made this submission in response to the Draft Distribution Annual Planning Report Template Consultation Paper.

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
1 minute

NEM Settlement under low operational demand

AGL responded to the AEMC consultation paper on a rule change request from Infigen Energy that proposes a change to the non-energy cost recovery formulas.

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
2 minute read

AGL supports network reform to improve access for distributed energy resources

In March, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) published its draft rule determination on access, pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources (DER).

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
1 minute read

NEM Settlement under low, zero and negative demand

AGL responded to the AEMC consultation paper on an urgent rule change proposal that seeks to ensure the national electricity market (NEM) can settle when regional demand is below 1 MWh.

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Christine Corbett

24 May 2021
3 minute read

Customer driven innovation

For more than 180 years, AGL has been innovating with our customers to deliver increasingly simple and convenient experiences that provide choice, value and flexibility.

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Christine Corbett

24 May 2021
3 minute read

Customer driven innovation

For more than 180 years, AGL has been innovating with our customers to deliver increasingly simple and convenient experiences that provide choice, value and flexibility.

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AGL Energy

21 May 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission on the NSW Roadmap’s tranche 2 regulations

On 21 May 2021 AGL made a submission to the NSW Government on its tranche 2 regulations options paper.

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AGL Energy

30 April 2021
4 minute read

AGL submission on the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zones access

AGL has responded to the NSW Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zones Access Scheme Issues Paper.

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

AEMC review of the Gas Supply Guarantee

AGL has responded to the AEMC’s review of the Gas Supply Guarantee mechanism.

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

ACCC LNG Netback Pricing Series Review

AGL has responded to the ACCC’s review of the LNG Netback Pricing Series which was introduced as part of the Gas Inquiry 2017-2021.

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security review of the new SONS bill

AGL has responded the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 which is currently before Parliament.

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AGL Energy

23 April 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Victorian Neighbourhood Battery Initiative Consultation

The Victorian Government is currently consulting on its Neighbourhood Battery Initiative, that will support trials of a range of neighbourhood battery models in Victoria, from feasibility through to implementation.

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Con Hristodoulidis

20 April 2021
5 minute read

Illuminating insights with data

How will residential batteries change the operating conditions of distribution networks in the future?

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AGL Energy

19 April 2021
2 minute read

AGL recommends careful design for road user charge in SA to support uptake of EVs

The South Australian Government is currently consulting on the design of a road user charge for zero and low emissions vehicles (ZLEVs).

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AGL Energy

9 April 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to the Victorian Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan Directions Paper

AGL has made a submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning regarding the development of Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in Victoria.

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AGL Energy

9 April 2021
4 minute read

AGL responds to SA Demand Response Capabilities Consultation

The South Australian (SA) Government is currently consulting on local demand response requirements for selected appliances and proposed amendments to local energy requirements for water heaters.

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AGL Energy

8 April 2021
1 minute read

AGL's submission to IPART's Issues Paper on the review of solar feed-in tariff benchmarks

AGL has made a submission to IPART’s Issues Paper on the review of solar feed-in tariff benchmarks for 2021-22 to 2023-24.

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AGL Energy

1 April 2021
1 minute read

AGL's submission on the Gas Fired Recovery Plan

AGL responded to two aspects of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources' Gas Fired Recovery Plan.

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AGL Energy

1 April 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to Australian Government’s Future Fuels Strategy

AGL welcomes the Australian Government’s focus on enabling consumer choice, stimulating industry development, and reducing emissions in the road transport sector.

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AGL Energy

22 March 2021
1 minute read

AGL's Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report

The Clean Energy Regulator is currently consulting on the design of a new Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report (CERT), which is intended to assist National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme reporters to show how they are meeting their emissions reduction goals.

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AGL Energy

18 March 2021

AGL submission on Financeability of ISP Projects

AGL has responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission Financeability of ISP Projects Draft Determination.

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AGL Energy

17 March 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission on Draft 2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios

AGL has responded to the Draft 2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Consultation Feedback session.

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AGL Energy

3 March 2021
2 minute read

AGL calls for national policy and regulatory framework to accelerate the uptake and grid integration of electric vehicles

The Commonwealth Senate Economics Legislative Committee is currently reviewing the COAG Reform Fund Amendment (No Electric Vehicle Taxes) Bill 2020 (Inquiry).

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AGL Energy

26 February 2021
3 minute read

AGL support reform to improve outcomes for customers living in embedded networks in Victoria

In October 2018, the Victorian Government announced an election commitment to ban embedded networks in new residential apartment buildings.

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AGL Energy

26 February 2021
3 minute read

AGL supports long-term infrastructure strategy for Victoria to navigate the evolving mega-trends impacting Victoria’s economy

Infrastructure Victoria’s (IV) update to Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy presents an important opportunity to recalibrate Victoria’s infrastructure priorities in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the suite of evolving mega-trends impacting Victoria’s economy.

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL submission on the AEMC paper on Integrating Energy Storage Systems in the NEM

AGL responded to the AEMC’s option paper on Integrating Energy Storage Systems in the NEM. The options paper was broad but included a discussion on the participation framework for storage proponents in the NEM.

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
3 minute read

Ask AGL…

Did you know you can ‘Ask Alexa’ to help you monitor your energy usage? Amazon Alexa has developed an app so you can ask her to pay your bill, help you understand and manage your energy consumption, and even let you know when it’s the right time to turn off household appliances!

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL submission to the ESB's Interim REZ Stage 2 Consultation Paper

AGL responded to the Energy Security Board’s Stage 2 Consultation paper on the Renewable Energy Zones consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC directions paper on a proposed reserve service in the NEM

The AEMC is currently considering a rule change request from Infigen Energy to introduce a reserve service in the NEM in tandem with consideration of a request from Delta Electricity to introduce a ramping service.

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO electricity and gas fees draft reports

AGL has responded to both the electricity and gas fee structure draft reports with suggestions as to how AEMO can balance the National Energy Rule obligations to make the fee structures cost reflective and simple.

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL Response to AEMC Digital Metering Review

AGL has made a submission to the AEMC review into the effectiveness of the digital metering framework.

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AGL Energy

11 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL Response to AEMC Enhancing operational resilience in relation to indistinct events rule change

Energy Ministers have proposed a rule change to introduce a new framework to manage indistinct events.

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AGL Energy

5 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL Response to AEMC Prioritising arrangements for system security during market suspension consultation paper

Energy Ministers consider the current regulatory requirements placed on AEMO during market suspension may compromise AEMO's ability to focus on and prioritise power system security during these periods.

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AGL Energy

29 January 2021
3 minute read

AGL for Business takes self-service to new heights

Our new online management tool, AGL for Business, makes energy accounting far easier for our commercial and industrial customers.

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AGL Energy

21 January 2021
5 minute read

Growing with AGL

Scott Milliner on being different and giving apprentices their start.

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AGL Energy

15 January 2021
2 minute read

AEMC Draft Rule on DER Technical Standards

AGL supports the Australian Energy Market Commission's (AEMC's) draft Rule to capture distributed energy resource (DER) technical standards as part of the National Electricity Rules (NER).

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AGL Energy

13 January 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to ESC Victoria Compliance Reporting amendments

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria (ESC) proposed amendments to the Compliance & Performance Reporting Guideline.

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AGL Energy

13 January 2021
2 minute read

AGL encourages evidence-based rule making by the Australian Energy Market Commission

AGL encourages evidence-based rule making by the Australian Energy Market Commission.

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Elizabeth Molyneux

6 January 2021
8 minute read

Providing consumers the best outcomes from integrating distributed energy resources

Arrangements that will provide consumers the best outcomes from integrating Distributed Energy Resources into our electricity system.

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Elizabeth Molyneux

30 December 2020
9 minute read

Integrating distributed energy resources into our energy market system

The key decision-makers in integrating Distributed Energy Resources into our electricity system.

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AGL Energy

24 December 2020
2 minute read

Generator Registration Thresholds

The rule change request submitted by the AEC on 15 December 2018 seeks to increase the participation of smaller generators in central dispatch to enable improved management of the power system and the efficient operation of the market.

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AGL Energy

23 December 2020
8 minute read

Energy storage solutions can drive energy affordability

Home batteries can play a key role in helping energy consumers take control of their energy usage and costs.

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AGL Energy

9 December 2020
2 minute read

AGL questions the need for proposed financeability of ISP projects rule change

AGL has provided a submission in response to an AEMC consultation on rule change requests from TransGrid and ElectraNet which seek to change the economic regulatory framework for Integrated System Plan (ISP) projects.

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AGL Energy

3 December 2020
4 minute read

Equal opportunity to progress and grow

To recognise International Day of People with Disability (3 December), two of our Disability Working Group members – Chris Nicholson-Doyle and Flora McGrath – share their experiences of living with, and caring for people, with a disability.

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AGL Energy

30 November 2020
3 minute read

Powering progress with a legal lens

Chris Goodyear, Head of Legal – Major Projects, Operations and People, recently shared some of his experiences at AGL and how, as a business, we’re overcoming complex challenges and delivering exceptional outcomes for our customers and communities.

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AGL Energy

30 November 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission on the draft Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill

AGL has provided a submission in response to the release of the exposure draft of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 as part of the cybersecurity reforms.

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AGL Energy

30 November 2020
2 minute

AGL’s submission for the Gas Reservation Scheme Issues Paper

AGL has provided a submission to the Gas Reservation Scheme Issues Paper released by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

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AGL Energy

30 November 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the AEMC on the proposed rule change to the DWGM Maintenance Planning

AGL has provided a submission for a rule change requested by AEMO seeks to improve and clarify AEMO's existing maintenance coordination function in the NGR, and to remove the inconsistency between the NGL and the NGR with regard to the definition of producer and storage provider.

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AGL Energy

27 November 2020
3 minute read

AGL supports 2022 start for NSW Social Code changes

AGL recently responded to the NSW Government Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (the Department) consultation on proposed changes to the NSW Social Programs for Energy Code.

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AGL Energy

27 November 2020
2 minute

AGL responds to the AER's 2021-22 DMO for electricity customers

AGL has made a submission in response to the AER’s Position Paper on the 2021-22 Default Market Offer for electricity customers in New South Wales, South Australia and South East Queensland.

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AGL Energy

25 November 2020
3 minute read

AGL’s submission on the proposed amendments to South Australia’s Emergency Management Act 2004 (EM Act)

AGL recently responded to the South Australian government’s draft Emergency Management (Electricity Supply Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2020 (Draft Bill) which proposed changes to the EM Act.

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AGL Energy

19 November 2020
3 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC's Retailer of Last Resort review

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission's (AEMC) Retailer of Last Resort (RoLR) review consultation.

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AGL Energy

17 November 2020
2 minute read

Compensation following directions for services other than energy and market ancillary services

AGL welcomes the AEMC’s proposed clarifications to the rules governing how market participants are compensated for the services they are directed by AEMO to provide.

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AGL Energy

17 November 2020
2 minute read

Compensation for participants affected by intervention events

AGL welcomes the AEMC’s draft rule to implement a framework for affected participant compensation for frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) losses.

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AGL Energy

12 November 2020
3 minute read

Keeping our promise to our people

At AGL, we believe progress is powered by our people. That’s why we’re showcasing our People Promise and the unique employee experiences we offer our people right across the business.

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AGL Energy

9 November 2020
5 minute read

Expanding hearts and minds on the reconciliation journey

Our path towards reconciliation includes the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – which we will launch later this year – but our vision remains to nurture respectful partnerships and create meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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AGL Energy

9 November 2020
2 minute read

Tech careers in focus: Meet Alisha

Alisha Bailey, Head of Digital Product and Experience in AGL’s Future Business and Technology team was recently awarded Digital Experience Leader of the Year in the 2020 Women in Digital Awards. Read her story.

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AGL Energy

6 November 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to Data Availability and Transparency Bill

AGL recently responded to the Australian Governments Data Availability and Transparency (DAT) Bill. Read more here.

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AGL Energy

5 November 2020
3 minute read

Victorian State Emergency Management Plan Cyber Security Sub-Plan

The Department of Premier and Cabinet recently updated the Cyber Security Subplan arrangements to align with the new State Emergency Management Plan.

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AGL Energy

5 November 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission for the AEMC Better Bills rule change proposal

AGL recently responded to the AEMC’s rule change proposal for the Bill Contents and billing requirements rule change request from Minister Angus Taylor.

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AGL Energy

29 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL encourages the ACCC to put consumers first in CDR rule expansion

AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules amendments.

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AGL Energy

27 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to IPART's draft reports on the NSW retail electricity and gas markets in 2019-20

AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)’s draft reports on the performance and competitiveness of the NSW retail electricity and gas markets in 2019-20, published on 29 September 2020.

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AGL Energy

21 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO electricity and gas fees consultation papers

AEMO reviews the allocation of the fees it incurs as the market operator every three to five years to ensure gas and electricity market participants are charged the fees on a simple cost-reflective basis.

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AGL Energy

21 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL questions the benefits of proposed transmission access reform

As part of the Energy Security Board's post 2025 market design process the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is proposing to introduce locational marginal pricing (LMP) and financial transmission rights (FTRs) into the NEM.

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AGL Energy

20 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL's Submission on the Energy Security Board’s Post 2025 Market Design Consultation Paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board’s Post-2025 Market Design Consultation Paper. The Post 2025 Market Design project provides a critical opportunity to assess and update the design of the National Electricity Market, to ensure it is fit for purpose for the energy transition that is underway.

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John Chambers

20 October 2020
4 minute read

The good stuff happens at the intersection

From lighting Australia’s first gas street lamp in Sydney in 1841 to embracing new technology, we’ve been innovating to support Australian communities for more than 180 years. Today, we’re collaborating with customers, startups, entrepreneurs & other businesses to spark new ideas about how we better serve our customers.

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AGL Energy

19 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s response to the Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme activities, credits and targets

In September 2020, the South Australian Government published a further Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) focused on the activities, credits and targets of the REPS.

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AGL Energy

16 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL encourage clarity in Treasury Consumer Data Right amendments

AGL recently responded to the Treasury Law Amendments (Measures for a later sitting) Bill 2020: amendments of the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

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AGL Energy

16 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to AEMC's energy storage consultation paper

AGL made a submission to the AEMC's Integrating Energy Storage systems into the NEM consultation which considers a rule change proposal by AEMO to include two new participant categories in the NER.

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AGL Energy

14 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL's response to VRET2 market sounding enquiry

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Victorian Government’s VRET 2 market sounding consultation.

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AGL Energy

13 October 2020
3 minute read

Energy Advice Packs

Through the Energy for Life program, AGL has developed ‘Energy Advice Packs’ which contain information and advice for households about available support, retailer hardship programs and simple tips to save energy around the home.

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AGL Energy

13 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL supports regulatory sandboxing to accelerate innovation and deliver greater benefits to consumers

In 2019, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) provided advice to the COAG Energy Council on regulatory sandbox arrangements to support proof-of-concept trials in the national electricity and gas markets, including proposed draft rules to implement these changes.

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AGL Energy

6 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL responds to WA Distributed Energy Resources Issues Paper

The Western Australian Energy Transformation Taskforce is currently consulting on one aspect of its Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Roadmap, that sets out the WA Government’s forward vision for the integration of the DER into the WA market over the next five years.

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AGL Energy

6 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL calls for balanced decision-making in the development of technical standards for distributed energy resources

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is consulting on the content of initial minimum distributed energy resource (DER) technical standards.

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Leigh Lutz

6 October 2020
3 minutes

Dylan’s battery experience

When our VPP customers check their billing, they can now also see performance data about their solar & battery system. Hear more about this Australian-first digital experience from Dylan Verheijden, one of our unique customers who's also on the team behind the tech!

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AGL Energy

6 October 2020
2 minute read

AGL's response to consultation on draft Interim Reliability RRO Trigger rules

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) consultation on the Interim Reliability Measure amendment to the RRO Trigger.

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AGL Energy

5 October 2020
3 minute read

AGL affirms the Darlington Statement

Today we’re pleased to announce our support for intersex communities across Australia and New Zealand by affirming the Darlington Statement.

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Daniel Moore

2 October 2020
4 minute read

Serious about safety

We’re constantly examining the way we work to ensure that our people remain as safe as possible – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Catherine Mooney

29 September 2020
3 minute read

A promise to the people: Catherine Mooney

We believe progress is powered by our people and we’re here to support them – always. Creating a flexible workplace means we can support our people to work in a way that best suits them.

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AGL Energy

28 September 2020
3 minute read

Driving disability inclusion globally

This week, AGL committed to The Valuable 500, a global collective aiming to improve disability inclusion and accessibility. This makes us the first Australian energy company to join the collective!

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Travis Hughes

22 September 2020
3 minute read

Spotlight on: Virtual Power Plants

A virtual power plant – it sounds so futuristic! And while VPPs are definitely part of our energy future, the concept is simple – and happening right now.

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AGL Energy

21 September 2020
2 minute read

Submission on the Protecting Critical Infrastructure & Systems Consultation Paper

AGL recently responded to a consultation paper from the Department of Home Affairs on the reforms to critical infrastructure and systems of national significance as part of National Cyber Security Strategy.

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AGL Energy

18 September 2020
2 minute read

Submission on the ESC's Victorian Default Offer 2021 - Consultation Paper

AGL recently responded to the Victorian Default Offer 2021 Consultation Paper released by the Essential Services Commission, as part of its process for setting VDO prices to apply from 1 January 2021.

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Jessica Esler

17 September 2020
3 minute read

Wayne’s world of energy

After more than 40 years, Wayne Godfrey – one of our longest-serving people – is retiring. Energy was a different world when he began – what did it look like?

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AGL Energy

17 September 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to the draft Renewable Energy Zones planning rules and consultation paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board Renewable Energy Zones Planning consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

15 September 2020
3 minute read

AGL supports reforms to better facilitate DER integration

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration consultation.

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Jessica Esler

11 September 2020
3 minute read

A promise to the people: Denise Ooi

Our progress is powered by people – so we’re here to support them however we can. Denise Ooi shares her unique story about flexibility.

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AGL Energy

8 September 2020
2 minute read

AGL submission on Draft Rules and the Interim REZ framework

AGL has responded to the Energy Security Board’s Renewable Energy Zones Planning consultation paper.

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Jessica Esler

4 September 2020
3 minute read

The future of flexibility and fatherhood

In the lead up to Father’s Day this Sunday, we caught up with Bryce Binnie and Daniel Vlahovic – two of our working parents – to see how COVID-19 has changed their perception of flexible working and allowed them to spend more time with their families.

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AGL Energy

4 September 2020
3 minute read

Submission on the AEMC's maintaining life support customer registration when switching rule change

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) maintaining life support customer registration when switching rule change.

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Jessica Esler

28 August 2020
3 minute read

Helping young people reach their pinnacle

Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are. But for Olivia – AGL’s first Pinnacle Foundation scholarship recipient – growing up as an LGBTI+ person in the Latrobe Valley wasn’t always easy.

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AGL Energy

28 August 2020
3 minute read

AGL urge targeted approach for ACCC Consumer Data Right rules in energy

AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Consumer Data Right (CDR) Energy Rules Framework consultation.

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AGL Energy

25 August 2020
2 minute read

Submission to the AEMC System services rule change consultation

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) System services rule changes consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

24 August 2020
2 minute read

Submission on the AER's Issues Paper - Semi Scheduled Generator Rule Change

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Issues Paper, which considers semi scheduled generator rule changes as directed by the COAG Energy Council.

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Hannah Fagan

24 August 2020
4 minute read

Unleashing the power of innovation

What do a civil engineer, a concert pianist, and a marketing creative have in common? They’re our Entrepreneurs in Residence – three people charged with coming up with unconventional solutions to the future’s problems.

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Hannah Fagan

21 August 2020
4 minute read

Tech Careers in Profile: an incurable optimist

Big data increasingly influences our daily lives. It takes someone with a very particular set of skills to interpret that data and turn it into results for our customers and communities – someone like Sarah Dods.

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Christine Corbett

14 August 2020
2 minute read

What it means to put the customer first

For almost two centuries, AGL has been focused on innovating to enhance the lives of Australians. Our Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, explains how this is central part of our FY20 results.

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AGL Energy

10 August 2020
2 minute read

Submission to ESC negotiated electricity connections issues paper

The Victorian Essential Services (ESC) Commission is currently consulting on ways to improve the timeliness of negotiated electricity connections.

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João Segorbe

30 July 2020
4 minute read

Charting the pathway to the future

Our strategy and our Climate Statement come together in the belief that Australia’s energy future will be affordable and smart. Importantly, it will be low emissions based, helping tackle climate change.

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Jessica Esler

29 July 2020
3 minute read

Strong communities, through crisis

Our Community team is made up of unique people who talk to communities and ensure their ideas and issues are heard. But what happens when communities are shut down by COVID-19 restrictions? You find a solution.

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AGL Energy

28 July 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to the ESC's draft decision on supporting energy customers through the coronavirus pandemic 2020

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) draft decision on supporting energy customers through the coronavirus pandemic 2020 released on 30 June 2020.

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AGL Energy

28 July 2020
2 minute read

Submission to Energy Security Board on Distributed Energy Resources Technical Standards Governance

AGL recently made a submission to the Energy Security Board in response to its consultation paper on governance of Distributed Energy Resources technical standards.

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Jessica Esler

23 July 2020
3 minute read

Volunteering the WA way

Volunteering is vital always – but never more so than in the middle of COVID-19, when communities and charities are doing it tough. Our WA team is leading the way – and it’s reaping unexpected benefits.

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AGL Energy

23 July 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to DER Standards Rule Change

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s consultation paper on the rule change request submitted by the Australian Energy Market Operator on the creation of a subordinate instrument for a minimum technical standard for distributed energy resources.

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AGL Energy

22 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s response to the Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme regulatory framework and activities

In June 2020, the South Australian Government published its Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme regulatory framework and activities.

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AGL Energy

21 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission in response to the AEMO's consultation on compensation for market participants affected by intervention events

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on compensation for market participants affected by intervention events, which considers two rule change proposals from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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AGL Energy

21 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission in response to the AEMC's compensation for directions for services other than Energy and Market ancillary services

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on compensation following directions for services other than energy and market ancillary services, which considers a rule change proposal from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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AGL Energy

17 July 2020
2 minute read

You little butane at Wallumbilla

Butane is a useful gas, with almost limitless applications. In fact, you’ve probably used some today already with your own hands. And now we’re using it in a world-first to power one of our Queensland sites in a more sustainable and efficient way.

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AGL Energy

14 July 2020
4 minute read

Evolving as the market evolves

As the renewables market continues to mature, our generation portfolio is continuing to evolve so it can best meet the needs of the market with flexible and firming generation and storage.

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AGL Energy

10 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission in response to the SA Smarter Homes Consultations

AGL recently made a submission in response to the SA Government’s Consultation on Regulatory Changes for Smarter Homes, a copy of which is available here.

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AGL Energy

9 July 2020
2 minute read

Coal, conveyor belts, and creativity

30 km of coal conveyors feed AGL Loy Yang. What happens when you need to clean spillage, but the right tool for the job doesn’t exist? If you’re the operators at Loy Yang, you draw on our history of supporting innovation – and you make your own.

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Jessica Esler

8 July 2020
3 minute read

Volunteering…virtually

Through COVID-19 and the recession, charities are forced to do more with less. Our people are finding innovative solutions to continue supporting the causes that are important to them – like virtual volunteering to help those experiencing homelessness.

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AGL Energy

8 July 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to the 2020 Electricity network framework review

AGL recently made a submission in response to the AEMC’s 2020 Electricity network economic regulatory framework review Approach Paper, a copy of which is available here.

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AGL Energy

8 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to AEMO’s Renewable Integration Study (RIS)

AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on this RIS, which provides a useful insight into some of the potential implications associated with the energy market transition, including maintaining power system security in a high renewables penetration scenario.

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Hannah Fagan

7 July 2020
2 minute read

Tech careers in focus: mum’s the word

Balancing your career and your responsibilities as a parent is tough – and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Nat Pinder interviewed for a job while seven months pregnant – and as the best candidate for the job - she got it.

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AGL Energy

2 July 2020
2 minute read

AGL supports stronger consumer protections in Victorian electricity distribution code

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s consultation on amendments to the Electricity Distribution Code relating to customer service standards.

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Marg Mitchell

1 July 2020
4 minute read

Breaking the cycle of poverty

Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. One of our strategic partners, The Smith Family, helps young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to WA Behind-the-Meter Code

On 15 May, AGL made a submission in response to Energy Policy WA’s draft Behind-the-Meter Code of Practice (BTM Code), that has been developed alongside the proposed WA regulatory framework for alternative electricity services.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2020
2 minute read

Submission to ACCC on CEC Solar Retailer Code Reauthorisation

On 16 June, AGL responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) interested party consultation regarding the Clean Energy Council’s (Applicant) Solar Retailer Code reauthorisation.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s response to the NSW Energy Security Target and Safeguard

In November 2019 the NSW Government released the NSW Electricity Strategy. The NSW Energy Security Target & Safeguard Consultation Paper, which was released in May 2020, seeks feedback on the implementation of the Strategy’s Energy Security Target and the Energy Security Safeguard.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to WA Network Access Code

On 26 June, AGL made a submission in response to the WA Energy Transformation Taskforce’s Energy Transformation Strategy: Proposed Changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code, Consultation Paper, May 2020.

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AGL Energy

26 June 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMC's deferral of network charges rule change request

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) deferral of network charges rule change request.

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AGL Energy

22 June 2020
2 minute read

AGL's response to the Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper

In May 2020, the Commonwealth Government published its Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper: A framework to accelerate low emissions technologies. A copy of the paper is available here.

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AGL Energy

22 June 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AER's Victorian electricity distribution determination Issues Paper

AGL has made a submission in relation to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Issues Paper on the regulatory proposals from the five electricity distribution networks in Victoria for five year period from 1 July 2021.

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AGL Energy

18 June 2020
3 minute read

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Perth Energy’s 120 MW Kwinana Swift Power Station underwent some delicate maintenance recently… involving us physically lifting the entire generator out of its housing. Have a look inside.

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AGL Energy

12 June 2020
2 minute read

AGL's response to consultation on the ESB’s Interim Reliability Measure

The Energy Security Board (ESB) recently published a consultation paper for an Interim Reliability Measure in the NEM.

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Rosanna Vazey

10 June 2020
3 minute read

Listening to our communities

As an essential service provider and a large employer in regional communities it’s important that we create shared value by partnering with the communities where we operate. We’ve asked them what they think and what they’d like to see from us.

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AGL Energy

3 June 2020
4 minute read

Supporting our graduates and apprentices

COVID-19 has disrupted the way many of us work. How do we balance making sure our people are safe – while making sure our graduates and apprentices aren’t disadvantaged by circumstances out of their control?

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Aleks Smits

2 June 2020
4 MIN READ

Helping diverse communities take charge of their energy

We’re partnering with Voices for Power to help improve energy literacy within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

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Theo Comino

1 June 2020
4 minute read

Explainer: TCFD and climate-related risk modelling

As we transition into a new energy future, climate-related risks are a major consideration. That’s why we regularly model future scenarios in accordance with the TCFD.

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AGL Energy

29 May 2020
3 minute read

AGL responds to the Treasury's approach to energy Consumer Data Right

AGL recently responded to the draft Designation Instrument for energy Consumer Data Right (CDR) released by Treasury on 6 May 2020.

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AGL Energy

27 May 2020
6 minute read

Spotlight on: flexible generation

The rise of renewable energy and the demand on the national grid is changing. There’s a pivotal need for generation that’s flexible – and that can respond to sudden peaks in demand within minutes. Why is that important – and what does it look like?

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Jessica Esler

22 May 2020
3 minute read

AGL families supporting one another

Many of us are currently balancing work, parenting, and remote schooling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Even Mother’s Day looked a little different this year!

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AGL Energy

21 May 2020
3 minute read

AGL responds to Inquiry into Consumer Data Right future

AGL recently responded to the Inquiry into future directions for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) announced by the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.

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AGL Energy

20 May 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund Consultation Paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund Consultation Paper.

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AGL Energy

19 May 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the COAG Energy Council's review of the Energy Security Board

AGL welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to the COAG Energy Council’s Review of the Energy Security Board.

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AGL Energy

18 May 2020
5 minute read

Protecting our people and our assets

Safety is our number one priority on our generation sites. That’s why we put in place wide-ranging measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 onto our sites, which generate power for millions of Australians.

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AGL Energy

15 May 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the AEMC's investigation into system strength frameworks in the NEM

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) investigation into system strength frameworks in the National Electricity Market (NEM) discussion paper.

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Aleks Smits

14 May 2020
6 minute read

Deep dive: pandemic and impacts on the NEM

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly changed fundamental aspects of our daily lives. Many of us are working – and kids are studying – from home. At the same time, many services and businesses – for example, restaurants, shops, gyms, libraries - have had to close their doors, at least temporarily. So what is the cumulative impact of all these changes on electricity supply across the National Electricity Market (NEM)?

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Linda Covic

11 May 2020
3 minute read

Safety under the toughest conditions

As an essential service provider, our people work in some of the toughest places on Earth – like the isolated, remote, 50°C Cooper Basin. But be it there, or in your home or business, safety is paramount.

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AGL Energy

8 May 2020
2 minute read

AGL comment on Consumer Data Right Rules amendments

AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on amendments to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules ahead of the banking implementation on 1 July 2020.

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AGL Energy

5 May 2020
4 minute read

LED there be light

How many dollars does it take to change tens of thousands of light bulbs? We know exactly how many: $500,000, every year, just in maintenance costs. That’s one of many reasons we’re upgrading our power station lighting to long-lasting LEDs.

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Alexandra Lee

1 May 2020
5 minute read

In their words: COVID-19 and the contact centre

COVID-19 has sent shockwaves around the world. A major concern for employees and employers alike is: how can we best protect people while they do their jobs?

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AGL Energy

29 April 2020
5 minute read

Breaking down barriers to rooftop solar

This year marks the third year of the Gill Owen Essay Prize – a prize for young Australians who seek to build on Dr Owen’s legacy by discussing changes to policy which could improve our future outlook for energy efficiency and social equity – two areas in which Dr Owen campaigned tirelessly.

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Jessica Esler

24 April 2020
5 minute read

Anzac spirit lives in all of us

Tomorrow is Anzac Day, a day when we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have served in wars, conflicts, peacekeeping, and disaster operations – especially those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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AGL Energy

24 April 2020
3 minute read

AGL's submission to the AER in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the determination of the Default Market Offer Price for 2020-21

AGL has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on the impact of COVID-19 on the determination of the Default Market Offer Price for 2020-21.

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AGL Energy

21 April 2020
4 minute read

Drones: taking inspections to new depths

The use of drone technology is rapidly growing, from amateur enthusiasts to trained and qualified pilots in steel caps inspecting industrial sites.

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Jessica Esler

17 April 2020
4 minute read

Finding the new normal

We're all feeling the burden of these challenging and uncertain times. As governments and businesses introduce new measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic, many of us find ourselves pondering the increasingly personal impacts of this 'new normal' – particularly those with caring responsibilities.

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AGL Energy

16 April 2020
3 minute read

Investing in the future of work

Over the past few weeks, working from home has become the norm for millions of people around the world.

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AGL Energy

15 April 2020
2 minute read

Submission to AEMC Retail Competition Review Electric Vehicles Paper

AGL recently made a submission in response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) 2020 Retail Competition Review: Electric Vehicles Issues Paper, a copy of which is available here.

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AGL Energy

9 April 2020
3 minute read

AGL engages with Data61 on Consumer Data Right

AGL recently responded to two consultations run by CSIRO’s Data61 – the data standards body (DSB) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

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David Bland

8 April 2020
5 minute read

We’re here for our customers

It’s an unusual time for all of us. We know many of our customers are faced with an uncertain future as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which in many cases comes with increased financial stress.

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AGL Energy

3 April 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the Energy Productivity Bill 2020

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Statues Amendment (Electricity and Gas) (Energy Productivity) Bill 2020 (the Bill). Read more here.

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AGL Energy

3 April 2020
2 minute read

Buddying up at Mount Beauty

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to be realised across the world – but people in Australian communities are stepping up to the crease to lend their mates a hand – however they can. One of those people is one of our people – Gary Cox, Business Improvement Specialist in our operational division.

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AGL Energy

27 March 2020

AGL comment on technical consultation for energy CDR

AGL recently responded to the Data Standards Body (DSB) Data61’s technical consultation on electricity endpoint URI’s for the Consumer Data Right. You can read our full submission here.

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AGL Energy

26 March 2020
2 minute read

AGL supports the ESC's approach on back billing obligations

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) consultation on back billing requirements on retailers and distributors.

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AGL Energy

25 March 2020
2 minute read

Taking control at Torrens

We’re working responsibly and following the best advice from the government and medical authorities on COVID-19. Many of our people have roles that allow them to work from home, and those people are working remotely. But many of our people need to be on site to do their jobs and can’t work from home. Amanda Richardson is one of those people turning up at site to keep the lights on for millions of Australians.

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AGL Energy

20 March 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to SA Government derogation proposal

AGL recently responded to the South Australia Government’s consultation on planned interruptions of energy supply derogation from the National Energy Retail Rules.

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AGL Energy

16 March 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AER's draft determination on the Default Market Offer (DMO) Price for 2020-21

AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in relation to the Draft Determination on the Default Market Offer (DMO) Price for 2020-21 as published on 10 February 2020.

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AGL Energy

12 March 2020
4 minute read

Explainer: the duck curve

The energy sector is infamously jargon-heavy, and even with a handy glossary of terms at your fingertips it can often be a tough slog reading about developments and issues in the energy industry. One rather abstract term cropping up more frequently is the ‘duck curve’ – but what is a duck curve? And what does it have to do with energy?

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AGL Energy

10 March 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to ESC maximum cap for embedded networks

AGL recently responded to the ESC’s proposal on setting the maximum cap for embedded networks at the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). You can read our full submission here.

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AGL Energy

6 March 2020
2 minute read

Devils in the details

While AGL operates some of the biggest solar farms in Australia, there’s no doubt the smaller projects can have a big impact too – like the solar and battery system on the Devil Ark conservation facility in remote NSW.

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AGL Energy

5 March 2020
3 minute read

People-powered progress at Mount Beauty

How often do you find a mother and son working together in the new renewable energy sector? Well, that’s what Marion and Ken Birt do – and it works for them.

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AGL Energy

3 March 2020
3 minute read

Developing shared value with our communities

Generating energy for millions of Australians means AGL has operations in local communities across Australia - from the Western Downs to the Latrobe Valley, Mount Beauty to the Hunter Valley, and Torrens Island to Broken Hill.

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AGL Energy

2 March 2020
3 minute read

From data to results at the speed of light

AGL’s General Manager Data & Analytics, Dayle Stevens, talks with our Executive General Manager Group Operations, Doug Jackson, about the opportunities that big data presents for energy companies.

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Jessica Esler

25 February 2020
3 minute read

How our people are helping communities recover and rebuild

The devastating bushfire season has been unprecedented. Our communities on the eastern coast have now endured three extreme weather events back to back. There's been drought, the wide-spread bushfires, and – most recently – heavy rain and floods.

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AGL Energy

24 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the AEMC System restart services, standards and testing draft rule determination

AGL has made a submission in response to the AEMC's System restart services, standards and testing draft rule determination.

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AGL Energy

21 February 2020
2 minute read

Submission to the AER on Jemena Gas Networks' revised revenue proposal

AGL has made a submission to the AER on Jemena Gas Networks’ revised revenue proposal for the 2020-25 regulatory period.

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AGL Energy

21 February 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to Regulatory Sandbox Draft Rules

At its meeting on 22 November 2019, the COAG Energy Council agreed to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (Commission) Final Report recommendations and asked the Commission to provide advice on the required rule changes.

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AGL Energy

14 February 2020
3 minute read

AGL's submission to the AEMC's draft determination rule: Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) Draft Determination and Rule (Draft Rule) ERC0275: Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions.

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AGL Energy

13 February 2020
3 minute read

AGL encourage outcomes focused regulation for consumer protections

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on the review of consumer protections in an evolving market for both new energy and traditional retailers.

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AGL Energy

13 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the AEMC on the Short term forward market rule change

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Short Term Forward Market draft determination (Draft Determination).

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AGL Energy

13 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the AEMC's draft determination on the Victorian Jurisdictional Derogation

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft determination on the Victorian Jurisdictional Derogation to the Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) contracting arrangements.

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AGL Energy

12 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the AEMC's Mandatory Primary Frequency Response draft rule determination

AGL supports the introduction of an interim mandatory PFR requirement to address declining frequency performance in the National Electricity Market (NEM), while further reforms are implemented to appropriately value and reward provision of frequency control services. Our views on more detailed aspects of the draft rule are set out below.

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Heng Mok

11 February 2020
2 minute read

Protecting the energy industry from cyber attacks

Cyberattacks are a growing problem in the energy sector overseas. The first known successful cyberattack on a power grid happened in the Ukraine in December 2015 using phishing emails with attached hidden malware – it blacked out approximately 230,000 houses.

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AGL Energy

5 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL submission to the AER in response to the network regulatory proposal

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposals of Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy (NSW networks) for the period 2019 to 2024.

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AGL Energy

5 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL submission to the Victorian green hydrogen discussion paper

In November 2019, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) released a Green Hydrogen Discussion Paper is designed to inform the Victorian Hydrogen Investment Program (VHIP). A copy of that paper is available here.

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Jessica Esler

4 February 2020
3 minute read

The digital meter revolution

As the energy mix in Australia continues to evolve to incorporate the rapid growth of renewable generation, new technologies are required to support, enable, and push us into the future. While this technological evolution can be as large in scale as turning cities that mine the earth into cities that mine the sun, it can also be much closer to home – like the evolution of the humble electricity meter.

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AGL Energy

4 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to a submission on the proposed changes to the Victorian Energy Upgrades

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed changes to the Victorian Energy Upgrades.

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AGL Energy

3 February 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to ACCC consultation on expanding CDR Rules

AGL recently responded to the ACCC’s consultation paper on the participation of non-accredited third-party service providers within the Consumer Data Right (CDR) framework.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
2 minute read

Shining a light on our people

As an essential service provider and one of Australia’s oldest companies, we take our role in in the community seriously. We’re committed to our purpose, ‘Progress for Life’, which is a relentless determination to make things better for our customers, our communities, our planet, and our economy.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
3 minute read

People-powered progress at Torrens and Barker Inlet Power Stations

AGL has a long history in Australia – we’re 184 years old. And for many people, it’s almost a family business – just ask Jim and Jonathan Schroeter.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
2 minute read

Providing Greater Access to Home Battery Technology in the Private Rental Market

AGL Energy (AGL) commends the South Australian Government for its consultations on tenant access to energy efficiency technology in the private rental market and welcomes the opportunity to make a submission.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to QLD review into the National Energy Retail Law

AGL recently responded to the Queensland Government’s consultation on the review of Queensland’s energy legislation – options paper.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
3 minute read

People-powered progress at Silverton

Broken Hill is one of the oldest cities in Australia. The Silver City has been a mining town for more than a century. And according to AGL’s Adam Mackett, Broken Hill and nearby Silverton are going to continue being mining towns for decades to come – but they’re going to mining something very different.

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AGL Energy

29 January 2020
3 minute read

Spotlight on: batteries

The rapid uptake of renewable generation in Australia – especially rooftop solar, which ANU notes is the largest per-capita in the world – means our energy mix is evolving faster than ever.

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Kurt Winter

24 January 2020
5 minute read

Rethinking distributed energy

While Australian consumers continue to lead the world in the uptake of solar installations, the market for other distributed energy resources (DER) is also maturing, including with respect to battery energy storage systems and electric vehicles.

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AGL Energy

23 January 2020
4 minute read

Setting the standards for energy in Australia - literally

According to a recent report by the ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia has about 9 GW of roof mounted solar PV deployed, which is by far the largest per capita rooftop-PV deployment in the world1. So how do energy retailers and infrastructure engineers ensure that people feel confident that their new solar panel, or their battery, or their electric vehicle charger is safe and performs as advertised? This is where Standards Australia comes in.

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AGL Energy

23 January 2020
2 minute read

Submission in response to AEMO NEM Customer Switching Draft Report and Determination

On 20 December 2019, AEMO published its Draft Report and Determination that sets out AEMO’s proposed approach to implementing the NEM customer switching reforms that would facilitate faster customer switching times.

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AGL Energy

22 January 2020
3 minute read

AGL's submission to the AER on SA Power Networks

AGL has made a submission to the AER on SA Power Networks’ revised revenue proposal for the 2020-25 regulatory period.

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AGL Energy

21 January 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the AEMC’s Draft Determination on Transmission Loss Factors

AGL supports the AEMC’s draft determination which provides AEMO will flexibility to refine and improve the existing marginal loss factor framework and methodology.

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AGL Energy

21 January 2020
4 minute read

AGL caution ESC on draft decision impacts to Victorian consumers

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) draft decision on clear and fair contracts. The draft decision includes 18 individual draft decisions for the implementation of recommendations 4A-4E and 3A of the Independent Review of Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Victoria (Thwaites review), as well as additional matters relating to back-billing and VDO messaging on bills.

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AGL Energy

21 January 2020
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the ESB’s Consultation on the Draft Integrated System Plan Rules

AGL broadly supports the draft ISP rules, however believe that further consideration or clarification is still required on several issues, including the ongoing role of the Australian Energy Regulator.

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David Bland

21 January 2020
4 minute read

Bushfire relief – we’re in it for the long run

The past few months have been tough. We have all been touched by the bushfires – no matter how far from the firefronts we may be, it is impossible to not be moved by the scenes spread across the news and on social media – and, for some, right on their doorstep.

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AGL Energy

20 January 2020
2 minute read

Submission to AER on assessing distributed energy integration expenditure

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is currently consulting on whether its distribution network expenditure assessment framework is fit-for-purpose to assess distributed energy resources (DER) integration expenditure (Consultation Paper).

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AGL Energy

15 January 2020
2 minute read

AGL responds to AEMC draft rule on regulating conditional discounts

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft rule on regulating conditional discounts. We believe that there is currently insufficient evidence to support a decision by the AEMC at this time.

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AGL Energy

13 January 2020
3 minute read

Changes to MTPASA Draft Determination

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Draft rule determination on improving transparency and extending the duration of the medium-term projected assessment of system adequacy (MT PASA). AGL has also considered ERM Power’s interim submission to the draft rule in preparing this submission.

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AGL Energy

24 December 2019
3 minute read

Keeping the lights on

As many of us unwrap Christmas presents and settle in for dinner with family and friends, hundreds of people will be working at generation sites across Australia to keep the power flowing.

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AGL Energy

24 December 2019
3 minute read

Submission on Gas Pipeline Regulation

AGL has made a submission to the COAG Energy Council on the framework for gas pipeline regulation in Australia. You can read our full submission here.

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AGL Energy

20 December 2019
3 minute read

AGL submission to FinTech RegTech Select Committee

AGL recently made a submission to the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology. You can read our full submission here.

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Theo Comino

20 December 2019
4 minute read

Lighting up Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… but how much energy does it take to light up all those Christmas lights? And more importantly, just how many Christmas lights could we light up?

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AGL Energy

20 December 2019
4 minute read

Inquiry into electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport networks in New South Wales

AGL Energy (AGL) commends the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament for launching the inquiry into electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport networks in NSW, and welcomes the opportunity to make a submission.

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Christine Corbett

12 December 2019
3 minute read

Listening to our Customers

Our customers are at the centre of all we do at AGL. When they need to reach out to us, we’re focused on making that experience as simple and efficient as possible. Hear from our Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett , on what we’re doing.

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AGL Energy

2 December 2019
5 minute read

Preparing for the summer period

We’re prepped and ready for the peak summer period. We’ve invested $150m in summer readiness, with preparations for this peak period starting at the end of last summer.

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AGL Energy

28 November 2019
2 minute read

Review of the performance of energy retail markets in NSW in 2018-19

In November 2019, AGL made a submission on IPART’s draft reports on the performance and competitiveness of the retail electricity and gas markets in NSW for 2018-19.

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Aleks Smits

26 November 2019
4 minute read

Deep dive: How does stored energy support the NEM?

In a previous article, we explored at how the energy mix is changing, and how lower-cost-renewables are creating a demand profile that is marked by peaks and troughs. Now we take a look at how the future of energy storage can help manage that changing demand profile.

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AGL Energy

25 November 2019
2 minute read

Submission in response to AEMO Customer Switching Issues Paper

AGL recently made a submission in response to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Issues Paper, Customer switching in the NEM. A copy of our submission is available here.

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Jessica Esler

25 November 2019
3 minute read

Ending domestic violence

Today is the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As a company with 3.7 million customers and 3,700 employees, we have the power to make a real impact towards achieving respect and equality for all – which is why we must speak up to stamp out Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) in Australia.

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AGL Energy

21 November 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on emergency reserves in Victoria

AGL submission on emergency reserves in Victoria AGL has made a submission on a rule change that would allow emergency reserves (RERT) to be procured for up to three years in Victoria.

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AGL Energy

20 November 2019
2 minute read

AGL responds to Consumer Data Right Privacy Guidelines

AGL recently responded to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) consultation on the Privacy Safeguard Guideline for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

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AGL Energy

19 November 2019
3 minute read

Knifeless splice at Loy Yang A

More than 30 km of heavy-duty conveyer belts support the Latrobe Valley’s Loy Yang A power station in Victoria – and invariably, these conveyer belts get damaged and have to be repaired. The 50-80 repairs – or belt splices – that are completed each year are carried out by contractors from Belle Banne Conveyer Services. After a spate of knife-injuries at parent company Fenner Dunlop, they asked – is it possible to make these repairs without knives, and decrease the injury rate?

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Mike Stockley

15 November 2019
4 minute read

The future of the energy market: the five-minute settlement

In this new world where supply and consumption of electricity is ‘contestable’ – that is, where participants can buy from and sell to whomever will give them the best deal – a new, critical piece of the puzzle was needed. In 1998, the National Electricity Market (NEM) was created.

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AGL Energy

13 November 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s Submission to the COGATI Access Reform: Discussion Paper

AGL does not consider that the case has been made to move ahead now with a substantial redesign of NEM at this time. We consider the proposed arrangements contain considerable implementation risks that have not been fully considered, and which risk reducing market liquidity, efficiency and investor confidence.

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Jessica Esler

8 November 2019
5 minute read

Inspiring the energy leaders of the future

Diversity in our ideas and our people is important – but more than that, it’s vital to foster viable career pathways that the best and brightest of the next generation want to pursue. That’s why we’re connecting with young STEM students and leaders – the innovators who will shape the world’s technical, social, and commercial future. We’re also leading the way when it comes to improving gender equality in energy.

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AGL Energy

7 November 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on AEMC Draft Determination into Reducing Customers’ Switching Times

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) draft determination into Reducing Customers’ Switching Times (project number ERC0276/RRC0031).

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AGL Energy

7 November 2019
2 minute read

AGL's submission in response to the AEMC's Primary Frequency Response rule changes consultation paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation paper on the proposed Primary Frequency Response (PFR) rule changes ERC0263, ERC0274, and ERC0277.

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AGL Energy

4 November 2019
7 minute read

Fast and flexible energy from Barker Inlet Power Station

The influx of utility-scale renewables and rooftop solar means there’s a greater need for highly flexible firming energy sources which can be activated at a moment’s notice during times of high demand. The Barker Inlet Power Station (or BIPS) is nearing the final stages of construction, and it exemplifies this firming capacity.

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AGL Energy

1 November 2019
5 minute read

South Australian Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme Review November 2019

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Review of the South Australian (SA) Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) Directions Paper, published by the Department for Energy and Mining (the Department) in October 2019.

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AGL Energy

31 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL's submission inquiry into Australia's oil and gas reserves

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Australia’s Oil and Gas reserves. In particular, we would like to make some observations on the current challenges securing gas supply in south-eastern Australia.

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AGL Energy

31 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the Department for Energy and Mining’s Consultation Paper, ‘Sustainably Growing Energy and Mining in South Australia'

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the South Australian Government’s focus on sustainable growth opportunities for the energy and mining sectors and the opportunity to comment on the Department for Energy and Mining’s Consultation Paper (Consultation Paper).

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Aleks Smits

31 October 2019
7 minute read

Deep dive: peaks and troughs in demand

In the middle of the day, the abundance of rooftop solar often produces more energy than the grid needs… but when the sun goes down and everyone heads home, energy demand soars. What are the implications?

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AGL Energy

24 October 2019
3 minute read

Submission on encouraging demand management by Transmission networks

AGL is supportive of the AEMC’s draft decision to give Transmission network businesses access to funding for innovative demand management projects. This may help to minimise network investment costs over the long-term, by identifying and learning from demand management alternatives.

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AGL Energy

24 October 2019
2 minute read

Submission on reforms to the Victorian gas market

The AEMC has made a draft decision on reforms to the Victorian gas market that are an improvement on the current market design. AGL makes some suggestions that we consider could be a lower cost option to implement.

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AGL Energy

23 October 2019
8 minute read

The ABCs of Energy

Do you know your VPPs from your DMOs? Your PVs from your EVs? And just what is the Paris Agreement anyway? We’ve compiled the most commonly used terms from the energy sector in a handy reference.

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AGL Energy

21 October 2019
5 minute read

Approaches to setting the DMO annual price

AGL recently submitted a response to the Australian Energy Regulator in relation to the Default Market Offer Price 2020-21

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AGL Energy

17 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the Essential Service Commission

AGL’s submission to the Essential Service Commission in response to its draft decision on the Victorian Default Offer.

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AGL Energy

17 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on electricity system restart services

AGL has made a submission to the AEMC on options to improve the market operator’s ability to restart the electricity system after a widespread blackout.

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AGL Energy

14 October 2019
4 minute read

Spotlight on: hydro

People have been harnessing the power of flowing water for millenia – but how does hydro power fit into our energy mix today?

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AGL Energy

14 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL responds to Essential Services Commission’s compliance changes

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Essential Services Commission of Victoria’s (ESC) draft decision on the Compliance and Performance Reporting requirements (draft guideline).

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AGL Energy

11 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL's response to AEMC’s Consultation Paper in relation to the Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) Consultation Paper in relation to the Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions (project reference code ERC0275).

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AGL Energy

10 October 2019
4 minute read

How demand response works for commercial and industrial participants

The rapid uptake of renewables has created an energy demand that is peakier than ever, raising the profile – and the importance – of demand response, particularly for commercial and industrial customers. But what is demand response – and why is it so important?

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AGL Energy

8 October 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the Senate’s Economics Legislation Committee on the Energy Market Misconduct Bill

AGL recently submitted a response to the Senate’s Economics Legislation Committee on the Energy Market Misconduct Bill.

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Eleanor McCracken-Hewson

4 October 2019
3 minute read

Charting the course for energy consumers

We’ve released our first Energy Charter Disclosure Report on our performance against the five guiding principles of the charter. But how does the Energy Charter benefit everyday people and communities?

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AGL Energy

4 October 2019
3 minute read

AGL Submission to NEM Post 2025 Market Design Issues Paper

On 2 September, the Energy Security Board (ESB) published an Issues Paper outlining key challenges facing the National Electricity Market (NEM) now and in the future, and their approach to developing an appropriate market design for the NEM post 2025.

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AGL Energy

1 October 2019
4 minute read

AGL responds to proposed energy datasets for Consumer Data Right

AGL recently responded to Treasury’s consultation paper on proposed priority datasets for energy under the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

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AGL Energy

30 September 2019
2 MINUTE READ

Submission on increasing transparency in the gas market

AGL has made a submission to the COAG Energy Council providing feedback on options to increase gas market transparency.

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Travis Hughes

26 September 2019
3 minute read

Conducting an orchestra of solar and batteries

By 2025, more than 150,000 Aussie homes will have batteries attached to them. It’s becoming more and more important to orchestrate the discharge of energy to support the grid during times of high demand. But what is orchestration?

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AGL Energy

24 September 2019
2 MINUTE READ

AGL Submission to COAG E3 consultation on demand response capability

The COAG Equipment Energy Efficiency Program (E3) is currently consulting on a proposal to mandate ‘Smart’ Demand Response Capabilities for Selected Appliances.

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AGL Energy

18 September 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on regulating conditional discounting

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation paper on regulating conditional discounting. In this submission, we encourage the AEMC to give consideration to the significant shift in the energy retail market.

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AGL Energy

17 September 2019
3 minute read

Supporting STEM Sisters at AGL Loy Yang

It’s important to encourage the next generation of STEM superstars to follow their dreams. AGL Loy Yang hosted a group of Year 10 girls from Traralgon Secondary College and Lowanna College onsite and gave them a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of one of Victoria’s largest power station.

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AGL Energy

17 September 2019
2 minute read

AGL's response to the ESC's draft decision into Strengthening Protections for Life Support Customers

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Essential Services Commission of Victoria (ESC) Draft Decision into Strengthening Protections for Life Support Customers (draft decision).

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AGL Energy

16 September 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on the Electricity Distribution Code Review Issues Paper

AGL would like to take this opportunity to respond to the Electricity Distribution Code Review: Issues Paper (Issues Paper) released by the Essential Service Commission of Victoria (ESC) on the 13 August 2019.

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AGL Energy

13 September 2019
3 minute read

Spotlight on Mount Beauty Community

This is Mount Beauty. We’ve been operating in this amazing part of Victoria since 2005, and we’ve created a close relationship with the community there. Investing in energy generation is a priority for us - but equally important is supporting the community and what matters to them.

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AGL Energy

13 September 2019
2 minute read

Submission on a Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism

AGL is supportive of the AEMC’s draft decision to introduce a Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism.

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AGL Energy

13 September 2019
3 minute read

AGL's response to NSW Digital Meter Services Consultation Paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the NSW Department Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability’s Consultation Paper on Digital Metering: Improving Service Delivery in NSW.

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AGL Energy

13 September 2019
2 minute read

ERA Draft Decision WA Gas Compendium

AGL recently submitted a response to the ERA’s draft decision on proposed changes to the WA Gas Compendium as part of the ERA’s biennial review of the compendium.

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AGL Energy

12 September 2019
3 minute read

Change normal: you can’t be what you can’t see

Meera Shanaaz Aneez has spent 20 years in technology – and now she’s inspiring young women to enter STEM too. Her work and life is featured in this month’s edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly as part of the 2019 Women of the Future awards.

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AGL Energy

5 September 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission to Review of the ADGSM

On 7 August 2019, the Commonwealth Government released terms of reference for a Review of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

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AGL Energy

3 September 2019
3 minute read

Investing in cutting-edge offline protection

We understand the importance of Loy Yang A to Victoria’s electricity supply and that’s why we’re embracing the best tech to maintain and preserve Unit 2 during repairs.

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AGL Energy

29 August 2019
5 minute read

Supporting country women

As an essential service provider, with most of our operational sites in regional and country areas, AGL is committed to supporting our farmers. We’ve partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast and Lifeline to bring to life real stories of country women living through drought and adversity.

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AGL Energy

28 August 2019
4 minute read

Pumping infrastructure for Loy Yang

Next month AGL Loy Yang will complete DWPS11 – a fire control and pumping system for the Loy Yang mine capable of moving an Olympic pool’s worth of water 300m high in 15 minutes. Find out how this innovation was managed.

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AGL Energy

23 August 2019
3 minute read

Firm support for an evolving energy mix

The energy market is changing – and we need to take the lead and look at what energy mix will suit the dynamics of the market. We’re taking a look at the role of firming capacity to support that mix.

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AGL Energy

23 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission on a gas forward trading market in Victoria

AGL is supportive of the AEMC’s draft decision to not introduce a gas forward trading market in Victoria.

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AGL Energy

15 August 2019
4 minute read

Spotlight On: Newcastle Gas Storage Facility

The Newcastle Gas Storage Facility is a crucial piece of energy infrastructure in NSW, delivering a stable and reliable supply of gas to meet ever-changing demand in the region.

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AGL Energy

14 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission in response to the NSW Empowering Homes Program Market Sounding Paper

The NSW Government Department of Planning and Environment is currently consulting on the design of the Empowering Homes Program, that will support the installation of solar-battery systems through the provision of interest-free loans to eligible NSW residents.

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AGL Energy

14 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission to AEMC consultation on Market Making in the NEM

AGL supports the AEMC's draft decision to not introduce further market making requirements.

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AGL Energy

13 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission to AEMC Consultation on Transmission Loss Factors rule change

AGL supports retaining MLFs as the most efficient methodology for assessing transmission losses over the interim period until wider transmission market reviews have completed.

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AGL Energy

13 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission to AEMC COGATI Access reform Directions Paper

AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the AEMC’s Directions Paper on Transmission Access Reform.

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AGL Energy

13 August 2019
2 minute read

AGL's submission to the AER on Jemena Gas Network's access arrangement proposal

AGL has made a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on Jemena Gas Network’s access arrangement proposal for 2020-25.

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AGL Energy

12 August 2019
3 minute read

AGL submission to the Victorian government’s consultation on reducing Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions

Under the Climate Change Act 2017, the Victorian Government must determine emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 by 31 March 2020.

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AGL Energy

9 August 2019
2 minute read

Submission in response to the AEMC’s Draft Report on Regulatory Sandbox

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has been consulting on reforms to make it easier for businesses to develop and trial innovative energy technologies and business models.

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AGL Energy

6 August 2019
4 minute read

Follow your dreams – no matter what

Graduate electrical engineer Junieta Sequeira knew she wanted to be an engineer – and chased that dream, despite the protestations of her family and friends. Now she’s championing diversity at AGL.

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AGL Energy

6 August 2019
2 minute read

AGL's submission in response to the AEMC's Reducing Customer Switching Times Rules consultation paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Reducing Customer Switching Times Rules consultation paper.

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AGL Energy

29 July 2019
2 minute read

AGL Submission: Consultation on National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce Issues Papers

On 1 July 2019, the National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce released nine issues papers relating to the further development of a national hydrogen strategy.

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AGL Energy

26 July 2019
2 minute read

AGL respond to AER RPIG changes

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) consultation on proposed changes to the Retail Pricing Information Guideline (RPIG) to align with the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 (the Electricity Code).

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AGL Energy

22 July 2019
3 minute read

Scalable solar: a solution for remote locations?

AGL recently finished a 2.12 MW solar facility at Santos’ Port Bonython hydrocarbon processing facility in South Australia. The modular, bespoke solution is an interesting example for other organisations with remote operations.

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AGL Energy

19 July 2019
3 minute read

Collaborative hydrogen project progressing

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project is a major collaboration between leading Australian and Japanese companies, and the Victorian, Australian and Japanese Governments.

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AGL Energy

17 July 2019
3 minute read

Engaging the community on what matters to them

Our Staying Connected program is for the benefit of vulnerable customers but it’s only going to be of benefit, if the community is aware of it. That’s why we proactively engage on the issues that matter to our customers, like last week’s ConnectEd session hosted by Uniting Communities in SA which was translated into four different languages.

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AGL Energy

12 July 2019
3 minute read

AGL continues to urge Consumer Data Right consideration

AGL recently responded to Treasury’s consultation on the banking designation instrument for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

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AGL Energy

12 July 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to ESCOSA’s review of generation licence arrangements

On 12 July 2019, AGL made a submission on the Essential Services Commission of South Australia’s (ESCOSA) review of electricity generation licensing arrangements for South Australia.

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AGL Energy

11 July 2019
2 minute read

Submission on greater incentives for transmission businesses to engage demand management

Today AGL made a submission on a rule change that would introduce a Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance for transmission businesses.

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AGL Energy

4 July 2019
4 minute read

From glitch to glory: lighting up Sydney 2000

It’s one of the most iconic scenes in Australian sporting history – but a heart-stopping glitch added some extra drama to the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony. Find out how a small group of AGL engineers were involved in this infamous moment.

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AGL Energy

2 July 2019
3 minute read

AGL responds to ESC's Issues Paper on contracts and discounts

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC) Issues Paper on contracts and discounting. This Issues Paper offers options derived by the ESC to implementation recommendations 4A-4E and 3A of the Independent Review of Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Victoria (Thwaites review).

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AGL Energy

2 July 2019
3 minute read

Keep on trucking to peaking power

Keep on trucking! The first of three massive transformers arrive at the Barker Inlet Power Station, which when complete later this year will provide quickstart peaking power and grid stability for South Australia.

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AGL Energy

27 June 2019
3 minute read

Powering Pride in Gippsland

The Gippsland Pride Cup is in its third year – and more exciting and popular than ever before. Especially in regional areas, sports clubs are places where young people can feel a real sense of belonging – and it’s vital to support that.

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AGL Energy

26 June 2019
1 minute read

Submission to ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Recommendation 1 consultation

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to the consultation paper released by the Energy Security Board on the ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry (REPI) Recommendation 1.

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AGL Energy

26 June 2019
1 minute read

Consultation on Retail Reliability Obligation Draft Rules Consultation Paper

On 8 March 2019 the Energy Security Board released draft changes to the National Electricity Rules related to the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) for public consultation.

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AGL Energy

24 June 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission to the AER’s Draft Interim Contracts and Firmness Guideline

On 23 May 2019, the AER published a Draft Interim Contracts and Firmness Guideline, which provides further detail on how liable entities will meet their obligations under the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO).

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AGL Energy

21 June 2019
2 minute read

Submission to the Commonwealth Measurement Law Review

The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is currently reviewing the legislative framework governing measurement in Australia.

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AGL Energy

21 June 2019
3 minute read

AGL encourages consumer data standards consideration for energy sector

AGL recently wrote to CSIRO Data61 regarding their role as the Standards Body under the Consumer Data Right Regime.

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AGL Energy

20 June 2019
3 minute read

Why we’re taking action to address family and domestic violence

When it comes to family and domestic violence, we refuse to be bystanders. We are committed to leading by example and changing normal so we can address this devastating issue.

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AGL Energy

18 June 2019
1 minute read

AGL welcomes ESCOSA commitment to best practice regulation

AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) consultation on the review of the Charter of Consultation.

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AGL Energy

17 June 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission to the Short Term Forward Market rule change

AGL recently responded to an AEMC rule change that would establish a trading exchange for short-term financial contracts to be traded through the market operator.

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AGL Energy

13 June 2019
3 minute read

Giving customers greater control with Energy Alerts

Want to keep on top of your energy usage with your voice? You can now link your AGL account to Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant and enable notifications.

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AGL Energy

11 June 2019
2 minute read

Take a look at the Silverton Wind Farm

The 200MW Silverton Wind Farm is almost finished. Get up close and personal with an exclusive drive – and fly – through the wind farm.

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AGL Energy

6 June 2019
4 minute read

Change normal: Molly’s path to AGL

Electrician Molly Miller’s gone from being daunted by her all-male classes – to inspiring other young women to consider careers in STEM. Read more about her inspirational story.

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AGL Energy

31 May 2019
3 minute read

ACCC Default Market Offer Guide needs to be clear for customers and retailers

AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft Guide to the Electricity Retail Code for implementing the Default Market Offer (DMO).

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AGL Energy

30 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL's response to AEMC's Draft Determination, Bill contents – customers with interval meters

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (the Commission) Draft Determination on the proposed Rule change to require retailers to include start and end meter readings in electricity bills for customers with interval meters.

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AGL Energy

30 May 2019
3 minute read

Component arrives for Coopers Gap

Coopers Gap Wind Farm Project recently saw the largest and heaviest section of the 3.8MW tower arrive at site. This section of the tower weighs 77 tonnes, has a diameter of 5 metres and is 13.6 metres long.

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AGL Energy

30 May 2019
2 minute read

ERA Draft decision – proposed amendments to the Gas Marketing Code of Conduct 2017

AGL recently responded to the ERA’s draft decision supporting the changes proposed to the WA Gas Marketing Code following further responses provided by AGL in this consultation process.

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AGL Energy

29 May 2019
2 minute read

Public Utilities Office (PUO) Draft Recommendations Report on the Review of the Customer Contract Regulations

AGL recently responded to the PUO on its draft recommendations to provide a streamlined and consistent framework for delivering customer protections under the relevant WA gas and electricity regulations.

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AGL Energy

29 May 2019
2 minute read

AEMO Reliability Forecasting Methodology Issues Paper

In April 2019, AEMO released a draft Reliability Forecasting Methodology Issues Paper for consultation.

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AGL Energy

28 May 2019
5 minute read

Explainer: the National Electricity Market

Imagine 40,000 km of electricity lines and cables – more than three times the diameter of the Earth – spreading from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland down to Hobart in Tasmania and west into Port Lincoln in South Australia.

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AGL Energy

27 May 2019
1 minute read

AGL provides response to SA government Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme review

AGL recently responded to the South Australian Government’s Issues Paper reviewing the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).

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AGL Energy

24 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL comment on SA government plans to restrict early termination fees

AGL recently responded to the South Australian Government’s consultation on the proposal to restrict early termination fees imposed by retailers.

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Marg Mitchell

24 May 2019
6 minute read

Energy Advice Packs

AGL’s corporate responsibility program, Energy for Life, builds on AGL’s local community engagement strategy and seeks to make a genuine contribution to the wider community. The program aims to positively respond to emerging sustainability risks, especially with respect to energy-related financial hardship in the community.

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AGL Energy

23 May 2019
2 MINUTE READ

Submission to the ACCC on New Energy Tech Consumer Code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently assessing the application made by the Clean Energy Council, the Australian Energy Council, the Smart Energy Council and Energy Consumers Australia seeking authorisation for the voluntary industry New Energy Tech Consumer Code.

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AGL Energy

22 May 2019
5 MINUTE READ

Victorian Default Offer changes should support customer engagement

AGL has recently responded to the Essential Services Commission of Victoria’s (ESC) consultation paper on consequential amendments to the Energy Retail Code (ERC) related to the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).

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Caterina Cassar

22 May 2019
2 minute read

Introducing AGL PUMP

In response to feedback from our Commercial and Industrial (C&I) business customers, we have developed AGL PUMP (Power Up Modular Purchasing) - a flexible, innovative, digital platform for our business customers to manage their own energy procurement.

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AGL Energy

21 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission on the AEMC investigation into intervention mechanisms and system strength in the NEM

On 16 May 2019, AGL made a submission on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s investigation into intervention mechanisms and system strength in the National Electricity Market.

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AGL Energy

20 May 2019
2 minute read

Proposed Operation of the RRO Rule Changes in South Australia

On 8 March 2019 the Energy Security Board released draft changes to the National Electricity Rules related to the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) for public consultation.

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AGL Energy

17 May 2019
2 minute read

Submission in response to AEMO's Technical Integration of DER Consultation Paper

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has commenced a new program of work called the Distributed Energy Resources Standards Stream, which aims to improve the performance and capability of DER in ways that are consistent across the energy system.

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Kurt Winter

13 May 2019
5 minute read

Electric vehicles and the broader energy ecosystem

Recently, AGL hosted the Electric Vehicle Council’s second workshop on Electric Vehicle Charging and the Grid. The workshop brought together businesses from across the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain to identify opportunities for action.

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AGL Energy

10 May 2019
3 minute read

AGL encourages transparency and engagement with ACCC Consumer Data Right Rules

AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on the exposure draft for Consumer Data Right (CDR) banking rules.

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Antony Evans

8 May 2019
3 minute read

Transition at Torrens Island

From September 2019, AGL will progressively mothball the 52-year-old Torrens A Station – starting with A2 and A4 – following the start of commercial operation of the 210MW Barker Inlet Power Station. The four Torrens B generating units will continue to operate as normal.

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AGL Energy

2 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submission on reforms to intervention compensation and settlement processes

On 2 May 2019, AGL made a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on the intervention compensation and settlement processes rule change.

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AGL Energy

1 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL’s submissions on reforming the Victorian Gas Market

On 1 May 2019, AGL made three submissions to the Australian Energy Market Commission on the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market rule changes.

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AGL Energy

1 May 2019
2 minute read

AGL Submission Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment – Access and Charging consultation paper

AGL recently responded to the AEMC’s consultation on its proposed approach to transmission access and charging.

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AGL Energy

18 April 2019
3 minute read

Solar powered Easter eggs

We all know about (and expect) the increased energy that comes with eating chocolate, but have you ever thought about the amount of energy it takes to make it? It takes a lot of cooling to keep Easter eggs at the perfect eating temperature. That’s why Heritage Fine Chocolates (now Darrell Lea Chocolates), have installed AGL solar panels at their Rowville factory - reducing their energy costs and emissions.

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AGL Energy

18 April 2019
2 minute read

ERA – Draft Decision on ATCO’s Access Arrangement for 2020 – 2024 (AA5)

The ERA’s draft decision forms part of an ongoing consultation with stakeholders concerning ATCO Gas Australia’s access arrangement to the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution Systems in Western Australia for 2020- 2024.

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Phaedra Deckart

17 April 2019
8 minutes

EUAA paper proposes solutions to gas supply shortages

The Energy Users Association of Australia released a National Gas Strategy Discussion Paper proposing solutions to gas supply issues. How does this support steps AGL is taking to address gas supply?

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AGL Energy

16 April 2019
3 minute read

Flexing supply

How is our portfolio evolving to meet changes in demand and technology? Peaking power, like the proposed Kanmantoo Pumped Hydro project can be flexible and responsive to demand – providing extra energy when it’s needed most.

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AGL Energy

16 April 2019

AGL supports the Essential Services Commission Victoria on Family Violence provisions

The Essential Services Commission Victoria (ESC) recently consulted on their draft decision on family violence provisions for energy retailers. AGL has been actively engaging and supporting the ESC on this matter which you can read more about here.

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AGL Energy

9 April 2019
4 minute read

AGL's submission to the Victorian energy fact sheets technical draft decision

AGL recently responded to the Essential Service Commission of Victoria’s (the Commission’s) draft decision on the technical draft decision for the implementation of new Victorian energy fact sheets. Find out more.

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AGL Energy

8 April 2019
2 minuter read

AGL's submission to the Essential Services Commission on the Victorian Default Offer Draft Advice

On 4 April, AGL made a submission to the Essential Services Commission on the Victorian Default Offer Draft Advice. Read more.

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AGL Energy

4 April 2019
2 minute read

AGL Submission to the National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce’s Request for Input

The development of a hydrogen industry in Australia is a compelling opportunity to consider. AGL made a submission to the Taskforce’s request for input, which is available here.

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AGL Energy

28 March 2019
4 minute read

A priceless experience

Working flexibly and taking the parental leave available to you could be one of the best things you ever do! We’re proud to share how our very own Mark Ferris has embraced his important role at home and at work.

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Richard Wrightson

26 March 2019
6 minute read

Coal constraints in NSW and energy prices following the sudden closure of Hazelwood

The Victoria Energy Policy Centre released a working paper focusing on market outcomes following the closure of Hazelwood Power Station in 2017. Looking at the VEPC report, there is an alternative reading for much of what it relies upon in drawing its conclusions.

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AGL Energy

25 March 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission on QLD NERL Review

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Review of the National Energy Retail Law in Queensland - Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper) being conducted by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Department).

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AGL Energy

22 March 2019
4 minute read

AGL comment on proposed Consumer Data Right in energy models

The Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released a discussion paper which sets out three models for accessing consumer...

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AGL Energy

22 March 2019
3 minute read

AGL support consumer experience testing for consumer data right

AGL recently provided a submission to CSIRO’s Data61 report for the Consumer Experience under the Consumer Data Right (CDR). Read the submission here.

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AGL Energy

21 March 2019
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Submission in response to the AEMC's ISP Priority Projects – SA Energy Transformation Rule (ERC0258)

AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation paper on the ISP Priority Projects – SA Energy Transformation Rule (ERC0258). Read the submission here.

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AGL Energy

21 March 2019
2 minute read

Submission in response to AEMO's 2019 Planning and Forecasting Consultation Paper

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) 2019 Planning and Forecasting Consultation Paper. Read more here.

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AGL Energy

21 March 2019
4 minute read

Using data to make better decisions

Data and analytics are critical for AGL’s success – in enabling growth opportunities, building trust and helping us respond to an industry that is always changing, where technology is transforming the way customers engage with us.

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AGL Energy

21 March 2019
2 minute read

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Draft Determination on Default Market Offer Price

On March 20, AGL took the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Draft Determination on a Default Market Offer (DMO) Price. Read more here.

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Theo Comino

19 March 2019
5 minute read

Speaking of climate change…

AGL has sought to play a leading role in the way business engages on the important issue of climate change. We’ve given serious consideration to the physical and transitional risks and opportunities associated with climate change and the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Read more.

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AGL Energy

15 March 2019
4 minute read

Updating the regulatory framework for embedded networks

On 31 January 2019 the Commission published a Draft Report that proposes a draft package of law and rule changes for public consultation. AGL’s submission in response to this draft report is available here.

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AGL Energy

14 March 2019
2 minute read

NT Emergency Gas Supply Arrangements consultation paper

In March 2019, AGL made a submission to the AEMC on whether the gas facilities of LNG exporters in Northern Territory should be required to report capacity and flow information to the Gas Bulletin Board.

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AGL Energy

13 March 2019
2 minute read

AGL's submission on the Industry Code (Electricity Retail)

AGL’s submission in response to the Public Consultation Paper for the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 is available here.

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AGL Energy

13 March 2019
4 minute read

Working in Silverton, for Silverton

As operators of the Silverton Wind Farm, we’re proud members of the community. The 200 MW Silverton Wind Farm project, owned by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund, had the last blade installed on the final turbine on 27 February.

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AGL Energy

12 March 2019
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Submission to the ESB's Consultation on Draft Metrics for the Strategic Energy Plan

On 14 February 2019, the Energy Security Board (ESB) published draft metrics to track progress against its Strategic Energy Plan. The Strategic Energy Plan has been developed by the ESB to provide a clear strategic focus for the COAG Energy Council’s work.

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AGL Energy

8 March 2019
8 minute read

Better the balance, better the world

#IWD offers us the opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. This year, the day calls for us to accelerate towards gender balance, with the theme #BalanceforBetter.

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AGL Energy

8 March 2019
2 minute read

Submission to recommendation 41 - AER monitoring of contracts markets

In March 2019, AGL made a submission to the Energy Security Board on whether the role of the AER should be expanded to include monitoring of the financial contract markets.

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Colin Mills

6 March 2019
7 minute read

On the road to delivering more peaking power

Barker Inlet Power Station is a peaking gas plant, which means it’s flexible in rapidly responding to demand. This week, AGL received the first of 12 engines for the power station.

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AGL Energy

5 March 2019
6 minute read

AGL urges appropriate consideration of Consumer Data Right Bill

AGL recently participated in the Senate Inquiry process for the Consumer Data Right Bill 2019, making a formal submission and appearing before the Senate Committee in the public hearing on 5 March 2019.

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Damien Nicks

4 March 2019
9 minute read

Investing to help energy affordability

Making energy more affordable for our customers, particularly those struggling to pay their bills, is a top priority for AGL. Find out how we’re investing our money for the benefit of our customers and the community.

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AGL Energy

4 March 2019
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AGL responds to the AER draft hardship guidelines

AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) draft hardship guideline for delivering better outcomes for consumers in hardship.

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AGL Energy

27 February 2019
5 minute read

Progressing our lighting efficiency upgrade on site

Last year we committed $11m to Stage 1 of large-scale lighting upgrade across AGL’s operating facilities. Once complete, we expect the whole project to reduce our carbon impact by 35,000 tCO2e/y – that’s the equivalent of taking over 10,500 cars off the road for a year.

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AGL Energy

27 February 2019
6 minute read

Recognising a local hero

We’re committed the safety of our people and the communities we operate in. This responsibility for community safety shone through one rainy day last year, when our Production Operator at Camden, Blake Collins, rescued a family involved in a car accident.

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AGL Energy

22 February 2019
6 minute read

Prepping our sites for peak period

During those really hot days in Summer, energy demand hits its peak. To help maintain safe, sustainable and reliable energy for our customers and the community, we recently made a number of upgrades on site.

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AGL Energy

21 February 2019
5 minute read

Submission to the AEMC’s rule change on Market Making Arrangements in the NEM

On 8 February AGL made this submission to the AEMC’s Market Making Arrangements in the NEM rule change.

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Marg Mitchell

19 February 2019
7 minute read

Solar and then some…

Late last year AGL awarded numerous community grants for the installation of rooftop solar panels. One of the recipients of this grant was the McLaren Vale District War Memorial Hospital. A knock-on effect of the AGL grant was that state funding previously slated for a rooftop solar panels for the Hospital could now be repurposed for additional benefit to the hospital.

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AGL Energy

18 February 2019
3 minute read

Submission to the Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power

On 28 November 2018, the Senate established the Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power. Information regarding the inquiry and AGL's submission in response is available here.

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Jenessa Rabone

15 February 2019
9 minute read

Demystifying the spot market

The concept of supply and demand is fundamental to the mechanics of the wholesale market. But how do generators receive payment for the electricity they produce? Learn more about the bid stack on the spot market.

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AGL Energy

13 February 2019
10 minute read

Supporting what matters to our communities

AGL’s Camden Gas Project Local Community Investment Program invests funds back into the community, for the community. Supporting community initiatives, projects and events that matter to the people in the Macarthur.

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Nigel Browne

11 February 2019
5 minute read

Upgrade is increasing capacity, not emissions

Last week, AGL announced a $25 million investment to boost generation at our Loy Yang Power Station, without increasing coal consumption or emissions.

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AGL Energy

8 February 2019
9 minute read

Submission to the ESC on the Draft Decision, Compliance and Enforcement Policy

AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Essential Services Commission of Victoria’s (the Commission’s) Draft Decision, Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

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Dean Smith

8 February 2019
7 minute read

Pumping extra supply when it's needed most

Traditional hydro and pumped hydro generation have an extremely important role to play in an energy mix, because they can provide extra energy quickly in the event of rapid changes in customer demand or outages.

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AGL Energy

7 February 2019
2 minute read

AGL submission to Reliability Panel - AEMO request for protected event Declaration: Consultation Paper

AGL supported AEMO’s recommended options as well as the proposed review process with a focus on evaluating overall implementation as well as assessing the impact of energy storage penetration in the market.