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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
AGL recently made a submission to the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology. You can read our full submission here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AGL recently responded to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) consultation on the Privacy Safeguard Guideline for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
Read AGL's submission to the Independent Accountability Panel.
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.
AGL recently submitted a response to the Australian Energy Regulator in relation to the Default Market Offer Price 2020-21
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.
AGL’s submission to the Essential Service Commission in response to its draft decision on the Victorian Default Offer.
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).
People have been harnessing the power of flowing water for millenia – but how does hydro power fit into our energy mix today?
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).
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?
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.
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.
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?
AGL recently responded to Treasury’s consultation paper on proposed priority datasets for energy under the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
AGL has made a submission to the COAG Energy Council providing feedback on options to increase gas market transparency.
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?
The COAG Equipment Energy Efficiency Program (E3) is currently consulting on a proposal to mandate ‘Smart’ Demand Response Capabilities for Selected Appliances.
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.
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).
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.
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.
AGL is supportive of the AEMC’s draft decision to introduce a Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 7 August 2019, the Commonwealth Government released terms of reference for a Review of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).
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.
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.
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.
AGL is supportive of the AEMC’s draft decision to not introduce a gas forward trading market in Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
AGL supports the AEMC's draft decision to not introduce further market making requirements.
AGL supports retaining MLFs as the most efficient methodology for assessing transmission losses over the interim period until wider transmission market reviews have completed.
AGL has made a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on Jemena Gas Network’s access arrangement proposal for 2020-25.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the AEMC’s Directions Paper on Transmission Access Reform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 1 July 2019, the National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce released nine issues papers relating to the further development of a national hydrogen strategy.
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).
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.
The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project is a major collaboration between leading Australian and Japanese companies, and the Victorian, Australian and Japanese Governments.
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.
AGL recently responded to Treasury’s consultation on the banking designation instrument for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
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.
Today AGL made a submission on a rule change that would introduce a Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance for transmission businesses.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is currently reviewing the legislative framework governing measurement in Australia.
AGL recently wrote to CSIRO Data61 regarding their role as the Standards Body under the Consumer Data Right Regime.
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.
AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) consultation on the review of the Charter of Consultation.
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.
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.
The 200MW Silverton Wind Farm is almost finished. Get up close and personal with an exclusive drive – and fly – through the wind farm.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In April 2019, AEMO released a draft Reliability Forecasting Methodology Issues Paper for consultation.
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.
AGL recently responded to the South Australian Government’s Issues Paper reviewing the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).
AGL recently responded to the South Australian Government’s consultation on the proposal to restrict early termination fees imposed by retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on the exposure draft for Consumer Data Right (CDR) banking rules.
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.
On 2 May 2019, AGL made a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on the intervention compensation and settlement processes rule change.
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.
On 1 May 2019, AGL made three submissions to the Australian Energy Market Commission on the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market rule changes.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
One of the big questions with renewables is, what happens when the sun’s not shining and the wind’s not blowing? Flexible and firming energy sources like large-scale battery storage is the answer.
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.
On 4 April, AGL made a submission to the Essential Services Commission on the Victorian Default Offer Draft Advice. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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).
AGL recently provided a submission to CSIRO’s Data61 report for the Consumer Experience under the Consumer Data Right (CDR). Read the submission here.
The Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released a discussion paper which sets out three models for accessing consumer...
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.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) 2019 Planning and Forecasting Consultation Paper. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AGL’s submission in response to the Public Consultation Paper for the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 is available here.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) draft hardship guideline for delivering better outcomes for consumers in hardship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 8 February AGL made this submission to the AEMC’s Market Making Arrangements in the NEM rule change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, AGL announced a $25 million investment to boost generation at our Loy Yang Power Station, without increasing coal consumption or emissions.
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.
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.
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.
Submission in response to the Draft Industry Behind the Meter Distributed Energy Resources Provider Code
In 2017, the COAG Energy Council requested that industry, consumer groups and other stakeholders develop an industry-wide Code of Conduct proposing consumer protections for customers acquiring new energy products and services.
The Australian Energy Markets Commission (Commission) is undertaking a review into the regulatory arrangements frameworks for stand-alone power systems under the National Electricity Law, the National Energy Retail Law and associated rules.
Submission in response to the AEMC’s consultation on using a regulatory sandbox for new technology trials
A regulatory sandbox is a framework within which participants can trial innovative concepts in the market under relaxed regulatory requirements at a smaller scale, on a time-limited basis and with appropriate safeguards in place.
With a shared goal to progress the culture and develop solutions to deliver energy in line with community expectations, AGL is proud to be a participant in the first whole-of-industry initiative called The Energy Charter.
AGL has responded to the CDP climate change survey since 2011. Last week, scores were announced for 2018 submissions. AGL again achieved a score of ‘B’ putting us in the management band, and above the electricity sector and Oceania regional averages.
AGL would like to take this opportunity to submit on the Victorian Default Offer for domestic and small business electricity customers: Staff working paper (Working Paper) that the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released on 21 December 2018.
Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2018
Read AGL's submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018.
Proudly Australian for over 180 years, we’re committed to providing safe, sustainable and affordable energy. And with an innovative spirit fuelling our journey, we’ll keep working hard to meet the needs of our customers and the community
A flexible workplace fosters innovation, and better reflects the needs and priorities of the community and our customers. We’re proud to share how our very own Nichola Miles has embraced workplace flexibility.
AGL recently responded to the Treasury’s consultation on the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
Operated by AGL, the ElectraNet 30 MW large-scale battery will enhance SA energy security, by supplying stored-energy during peak periods or whenever renewables aren't available.
As an essential service provider, we have a responsibility to take a multi-pronged approach to affordability – addressing not just the ‘now’ in terms of prices & assistance, but also by tackling longer-term affordability by increasing supply.
Submission in response to the ESB’s Consultation on the Retailer Reliability Obligation Detailed Design Issues
Following the COAG Energy Council meeting on 26 October 2018, Ministers agreed that the Energy Security Board (ESB) would progress development of draft amendments to give effect to a Retailer Reliability Obligation (the Obligation).
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) issues paper that considered additional retailer requirements to include in their upcoming hardship guideline.
On 21 December, AGL made a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s consultation on a Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism.