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AGL Energy

21 December 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

3 December 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

2 December 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Victorian PPA Market Facilitation Platform Consultation

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

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AGL Energy

29 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

19 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

16 November 2021
2 minute read

AGL supports improved governance for DER technical standards

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

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to AER consultation on export pricing guideline

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

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

15 November 2021
3 minute read time

AGL calls for stronger policies to support EV uptake in Victoria

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

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AGL Energy

9 November 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

5 November 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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Kurt Winter

3 November 2021
20 minute read

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

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

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Kurt Winter

1 November 2021
10 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

28 October 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

28 October 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

27 October 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

26 October 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

19 October 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

13 October 2021
5 minute read

Powering disability inclusion

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

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AGL Energy

28 September 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

22 September 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

20 September 2021
3 minute read

The evolution of energy storage systems in the NEM

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

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AGL Energy

15 September 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to NSW Electricity Roadmap consultation on LTESA design

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

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AGL Energy

14 September 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

8 September 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

7 September 2021
3 minutes

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

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

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AGL Energy

7 September 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

30 August 2021
1 minute read

AEMC Draft Determination on Generator Registrations and connections

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

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AGL Energy

30 August 2021
1 minute read

Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives

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

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AGL Energy

24 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to Treasury’s CDR sectoral assessment on telco

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

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

9 August 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

6 August 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to AER draft updated Ring-fencing Guideline

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

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AGL Energy

5 August 2021
1 minute read

Victorian Government’s Gas Substitution Roadmap Consultation Paper

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

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AGL Energy

4 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to changes proposed to the general CDR rules

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

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John Chambers

4 August 2021
7 minute read

Where the rubber hits the road on electric vehicles

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

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AGL Energy

3 August 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission on the National Gas Infrastructure Plan

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

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Jenessa Rabone

27 July 2021
7.5 minutes to read

A market of two sides

A key challenge in transitioning to a more two-sided electricity market is building trust and understanding between the key players; customers, retailers, and the Market Operator.

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

29 June 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

22 June 2021
1 minute read

AGL responds to next draft of the NSW Social Energy Code

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

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AGL Energy

16 June 2021
4 min Read

What it means to offset carbon

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

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AGL Energy

10 June 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

2 June 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Treasury’s consumer data right consultation papers

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

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AGL Energy

2 June 2021
4 min Read

Helping diverse communities take charge of their energy

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

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
1 minute

NEM Settlement under low operational demand

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

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
2 minute read

AGL supports network reform to improve access for distributed energy resources

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

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AGL Energy

28 May 2021
1 minute read

NEM Settlement under low, zero and negative demand

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

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Christine Corbett

24 May 2021
3 minute read

Customer driven innovation

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

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AGL Energy

21 May 2021
1 minute read

AGL submission on the NSW Roadmap’s tranche 2 regulations

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

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

ACCC LNG Netback Pricing Series Review

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

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

26 April 2021
1 minute read

AEMC review of the Gas Supply Guarantee

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

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AGL Energy

23 April 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to Victorian Neighbourhood Battery Initiative Consultation

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

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Con Hristodoulidis

20 April 2021
5 minute read

Illuminating insights with data

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

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AGL Energy

19 April 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

9 April 2021
4 minute read

AGL responds to SA Demand Response Capabilities Consultation

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

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AGL Energy

9 April 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

8 April 2021
1 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

1 April 2021
3 minute read

AGL responds to Australian Government’s Future Fuels Strategy

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

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AGL Energy

1 April 2021
1 minute read

AGL's submission on the Gas Fired Recovery Plan

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

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AGL Energy

22 March 2021
1 minute read

AGL's Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report

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

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AGL Energy

3 March 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

26 February 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

26 February 2021
3 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

17 February 2021
3 minute read

Ask AGL…

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

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to the AEMO electricity and gas fees draft reports

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

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

12 February 2021
2 minute read

AGL Response to AEMC Digital Metering Review

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

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AGL Energy

11 February 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

5 February 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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AGL Energy

29 January 2021
3 minute read

AGL for Business takes self-service to new heights

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

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AGL Energy

21 January 2021
5 minute read

Growing with AGL

Scott Milliner on being different and giving apprentices their start.

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AGL Energy

15 January 2021
2 minute read

AEMC Draft Rule on DER Technical Standards

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

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AGL Energy

13 January 2021
2 minute read

AGL responds to ESC Victoria Compliance Reporting amendments

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

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AGL Energy

13 January 2021
2 minute read

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

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

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Elizabeth Molyneux

6 January 2021
8 minute read

Providing consumers the best outcomes from integrating distributed energy resources

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