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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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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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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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Elizabeth Molyneux

23 December 2020
10 minute read

How do we best integrate household batteries and solar into our energy market system?

Integrating household batteries and solar into our energy system so that consumers can benefit from sustainable and affordable energy.

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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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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

16 July 2020
3 minute read

Lighting up the streets of Sydney

Today we light up millions of homes and businesses. But in 1837, we had a much humbler mission: light up the Sydney streets with gas lamps.

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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

generating-flexible-solutions

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 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.