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Mastering peak demand and micro-storage

Mastering peak demand and micro-storage | Energy Saving | Scoop.it
More can be done to alleviate peak demand via PV, efficiency and policy while, elsewhere, there are some emerging opportunities for storage from supercapacitors.
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This made us think - how much money could we save in infrastructure if we could smooth the demand for electricity? 

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Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions | Energy Saving | Scoop.it
The latest review of Australia’s energy-saving appliance scheme has delivered a rare trifecta: a good news story for the economy, the community and the environment. According to my estimates from data…
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It would be great if we could know when it is worth upgrading an old appliance to a more energy efficient one ...

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The price of power

The price of power | Energy Saving | Scoop.it
With Australian electricity prices amongst the highest in the world, more and more households are going solar. The big power companies say the Renewable Energy Target is pushing up prices and undermining their businesses and the federal government agrees. So who is to blame for the high price of power? Jess Hill investigates.
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Although this report focuses on the Australian market, there are a few interesting take away messages. The electricity distribution market could be more transparent. Households should be empowered and have an easy access to their electricity usage. But more fascinating, how do we transition to a new grid model if demand keeps falling?

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