energy.gov.au - Energy information and services https://www.energy.gov.au/ en World-leading electric vehicle-to-grid trial in ACT https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/world-leading-electric-vehicle-grid-trial-act <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">World-leading electric vehicle-to-grid trial in ACT</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-08T05:33:02Z" class="datetime">Wed, 2020-07-08 15:33</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/peterm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">peter.markmann</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2020-07-08 15:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Canberra will stage one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trials in the world. ARENA has announced $2.4 million in funding towards the ActewAGL to demonstrate V2G services in Australia. The full cost of the trial is $6.6 million.</p> <p>As batteries on wheels, EVs using V2G technology can discharge electricity back to the grid. The technology is a potential boost to grid security.</p> <p>The EVs will be part of the ACT Government fleet and will provide Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) to the National Electricity Market (NEM).</p> <p>FCAS is used by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to maintain the frequency of the electrical system and provide a fast injection or reduction of energy to maintain grid stability.</p> <p>The trial will involve 50 Nissan LEAF cars, which will return energy to the grid when network demand is high.</p> <p>Under the trial, the EVs will be used for normal transport operations around the ACT during business hours. They will be plugged into the network when not in use and therefore be available up to 70% of the time to provide grid services such as FCAS.</p> <p>For more information on the trial, see <a href="https://arena.gov.au/news/world-leading-electric-vehicle-to-grid-trial-in-act/">ARENA</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/EV%20charging%20senior%20thumb.jpg" width="236" height="260" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:33:02 +0000 peter.markmann 3390 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy efficiency grants for small businesses https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/energy-efficiency-grants-small-businesses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy efficiency grants for small businesses </span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-05T23:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 2020-07-06 09:00</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2020-07-03 09:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Small businesses can now apply for grants to make their energy use more efficient and to reduce their power bills.</p> <p>Grants are available to small businesses turning over less than $10 million a year. The grants will support equipment upgrades to reduce energy consumption, monitoring systems to better manage energy use, and energy audits to investigate other opportunities for energy efficient activities.</p> <p>The grants are offered through the Australian Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.</p> <p>More information is available at <u><a href="/node/2940 ">Energy Efficient Communities Program</a></u> and <u><a href="https://business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Energy-Efficient-Communities-Program-Small-Business">business.gov.au</a></u></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/EECP%20News%20item-Grants1.jpg" width="232" height="154" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:56:57 +0000 simon.wells 3389 at https://www.energy.gov.au NSW manufacturing efficiency funding opens round 2 https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/nsw-manufacturing-efficiency-funding-opens-round-2 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NSW manufacturing efficiency funding opens round 2</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-02T05:53:21Z" class="datetime">Thu, 2020-07-02 15:53</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonprout" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon.Prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2020-07-02 15:53</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://energysaver.nsw.gov.au/business/discounts-and-incentives/manufacturing-efficiency-funding/co-funding-manufacturers">Applications are now open</a> for a second round of funding to improve energy efficiency in the NSW manufacturing sector.</p> <p>The NSW Government is providing manufacturers with funding for equipment upgrades and optimising energy metering and monitoring systems.</p> <p>Applicants can receive up to $70,000 per site to install more energy-efficient equipment including new boilers, chillers, air compressors, fuel switching and heat recovery units.</p> <p>For energy metering and monitoring, sites can qualify for up to $50,000 for projects such as metering to identify faulty equipment or sensors to improve combustion efficiency. Projects must be linked to process optimisation in order to qualify.</p> <p>Applications close at 5pm AEST on 10 August 2020. For further details go to the <a href="https://energysaver.nsw.gov.au/business/discounts-and-incentives/manufacturing-efficiency-funding/co-funding-manufacturers">NSW Energy Saver</a> website.</p> <p>For more information on energy-efficiency funding available to businesses, see the <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="ff1a998d-5776-42a8-b62f-d33b9609e87b" href="/business/grants-and-funding" title="Grants and funding">Grants and funding</a><strong> </strong>page.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/Manufacturing%20boiler%20thumb.png" width="232" height="256" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 05:53:21 +0000 Simon.Prout 3388 at https://www.energy.gov.au AER’s State of the Energy Market 2020 https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/aers-state-energy-market-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AER’s State of the Energy Market 2020 </span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-01T07:53:35Z" class="datetime">Wed, 2020-07-01 17:53</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/peterm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">peter.markmann</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2020-07-01 17:53</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its <a href="https://www.aer.gov.au/publications/state-of-the-energy-market-reports/state-of-the-energy-market-2020">State of the Energy Market 2020</a> report, on the Australian energy sector.</p> <p>AER Chair Clare Savage said the exceptional market and consumer insights contained in the report represent a vital tool for any participant in the sector.</p> <p>‘There’s unprecedented change in the way we generate, distribute and use energy.’</p> <p>‘Consumers have increasing control in how they consume and manage their energy. The pace of technological change in the energy sector presents emerging challenges in traditional market definitions and boundaries.’</p> <p>[source: AER]</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/AER%20REPORT%20THUMB_2.png" width="155" height="171" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:53:35 +0000 peter.markmann 3386 at https://www.energy.gov.au New training content for building industry professionals https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/new-training-content-building-industry-professionals <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New training content for building industry professionals</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-01T06:34:42Z" class="datetime">Wed, 2020-07-01 16:34</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/peterm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">peter.markmann</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2020-07-01 16:34</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>New energy-efficiency training guidance for trade professionals in the building industry is now available.</p> <p>The content includes video demonstrations, online training modules and more.</p> <p>See our <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="2d7fba13-aa5d-486c-a473-57590be7dc96" href="/business/energy-efficiency-skills-and-training/energy-efficiency-training" title="Energy efficiency training">Energy efficiency training page</a> for more information and links.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/hardhats%20plans.png" width="454" height="302" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:34:42 +0000 peter.markmann 3385 at https://www.energy.gov.au New Default Market Offer now in effect https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/new-default-market-offer-now-effect <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Default Market Offer now in effect</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-07-01T03:20:55Z" class="datetime">Wed, 2020-07-01 13:20</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2020-07-01 13:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The new Default Market Offer (DMO) puts a price cap on standing offers in some electricity retail markets. The DMO is also a reference price to help customers compare offers more easily.</p> <p>More information is available at our <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="a793b8d8-b856-4734-815b-80aafa59f360" href="/government-priorities/energy-programs/price-safety-net" title="Price safety net">Price safety net</a> page. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/EVIL%20energy%20bill%20kitchen%20renter%20_B4I9263.jpg" width="4728" height="3177" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:20:55 +0000 simon.wells 3384 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy efficiency grants for dairy farmers https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/energy-efficiency-grants-dairy-farmers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy efficiency grants for dairy farmers</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-06-22T02:45:59Z" class="datetime">Mon, 2020-06-22 12:45</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2020-06-22 12:44</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dairy farmers across Australia can now apply for Dairy Farming Business grants that will support them to make their energy use more efficient and to reduce their power bills through the Australian Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.</p> <p>Grants of up to $20,000 will be available for a dairy farming business to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption, invest in monitoring systems to better manage energy use, and conduct energy audits to investigate other opportunities for energy efficient activities.</p> <p>More information is available at <a href="/node/2940">Energy Efficient Communities Program</a> and <a href="https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/Energy-Efficient-Communities-Program-Dairy-Farming-Business">business.gov.au</a>. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/Cow%20news%20item.png" width="232" height="256" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 02:44:15 +0000 simon.wells 3379 at https://www.energy.gov.au Australian Petroleum Statistics - Issue 285 April 2020 https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/australian-petroleum-statistics-issue-285-april-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Australian Petroleum Statistics - Issue 285 April 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-06-15T22:10:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 2020-06-16 08:10</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonprout" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon.Prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2020-06-16 07:19</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The April 2020 <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="f864d79a-9413-429e-b71c-f1e043043075" href="/publications/australian-petroleum-statistics-2020" title="Australian Petroleum Statistics 2020">Australian Petroleum Statistics</a> has been published. The monthly publication collects national and state statistical information on sales of petroleum products, exports and imports of petroleum products and crude oil, production of crude oil and condensate, refinery input and output, and stocks of petroleum products.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/newsicons306X240_0005_Home%20business%20guide_Choosing%20fuel-efficient%20vehicle_pumping%20petrol%20into%20car_iStock_000019102127XSm_1_2.jpg" width="306" height="240" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:19:34 +0000 Simon.Prout 3376 at https://www.energy.gov.au Domestic fuel storage request for information https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/domestic-fuel-storage-request-information <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Domestic fuel storage request for information</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-06-15T00:30:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 2020-06-15 10:30</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonprout" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon.Prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2020-06-15 10:21</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A non-binding request for information process is now open for opportunities to increase Australia’s domestic fuel storage capacity.</p> <p>Visit the department's <a href="https://consult.industry.gov.au/energy/increasing-australias-domestic-liquid-fuel-storage/">Consultation Hub</a> for details.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/GettyImages-139908862%20oil%20tank%20diesel%20large%20-%20Thumbnail.jpg" width="301" height="240" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:21:43 +0000 Simon.Prout 3375 at https://www.energy.gov.au New measures to bolster fuel security https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/new-measures-bolster-fuel-security <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New measures to bolster fuel security</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="text-secondary mb-2"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-06-15T00:30:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 2020-06-15 10:30</time> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonprout" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Simon.Prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2020-06-15 10:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Australian Government has announced new measures to increase Australia’s domestic fuel security.</p> <p>As part of its domestically focused fuel security package, the government is undertaking an assessment of the viability of the Australian refining sector.</p> <p>It has also opened a non-binding request for information process to increase Australia’s domestic fuel storage.</p> <p><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="1d0a4898-ca07-42f8-99a6-552f7bfa88de" href="/government-priorities/energy-security/australias-future-fuel-security-package" title="Australia’s future fuel security package">Australia's future fuel security package</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-feature-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/new%20measure%20to%20bolster%20fuel%20security.jpg" width="301" height="194" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </div> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:13:54 +0000 Simon.Prout 3374 at https://www.energy.gov.au