Author - Shelley Tuicakau

The GPT Group Energy Masterplan – A pathway to net zero carbon emissions

In 2018, The GPT Group engaged ERM Power to help them develop a strategy for achieving net zero carbon emissions for the GPT Wholesale Office Fund by 2020.
“GPT aims to be a zero-carbon company by 2030 but our wholesale office fund will have its building’s being zero carbon by 2020,” says Steve Ford, Head of Sustainability at GPT. “It is a very bold target, but it is one that we know we can do.”
Nick Jones, Head of Strategic Clients…

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ERM Power’s commitment to diversity recognised

ERM Power is proud to have been named a finalist in the Employer of Choice Corporate Award category at this year’s annual Women in Technology Awards.
The awards will be presented at a Gala dinner on 30 August in Brisbane.
Women in Technology is one of Queensland’s most respected and active technology industry associations. The wide range of awards recognise women at varying stages of their career, and companies who are making exceptional advances in diversity and supporting women.
ERM Power Executive…

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Quarterly Wholesale Market Update: April – June 2019

ERM Power is excited to share our new Quarterly Wholesale Market Update for April – June 2019.
Our Market Update provides a quarterly summary of wholesale market activity to help you keep up to date with what is happening in the industry.
April – June 2019 Wholesale Market Update
This quarter, Executive General Manager Trading, David Guiver talks about the renewable energy target, looks at the solar and wind generation coming into the market and discusses the electricity market components and the…

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ERM Power announces investment in Alliance Automation

Energy retailer and energy solutions provider ERM Power today announced an investment that unlocks greater ability for commercial and industrial businesses to improve energy productivity through the acquisition of 50% of industrial automation and electrical engineering company Alliance Automation for $8.1m.
Alliance Automation is one of the largest independent electrical engineering and automation solution providers in Australia, with a team of more than 190 people and offices in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Alliance Automation was founded in…

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Foamex Case Study

Foamex is an Australian owned and operated company which has been supplying polystyrene products to commercial and residential customers since 1982.
As a leading polystyrene manufacturer, Foamex’s processes are energy intensive and the company is continually looking for ways to hedge against energy price volatility, strengthen their position in the market and ultimately secure their long-term profitability and survival.
Foamex has invested in energy efficiency projects before and were looking to uncover further innovative, energy productivity options.

In September 2018, Foamex engaged…

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ERM Power launches Corporate PPA offering

ERM Power is launching a new Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) product to facilitate easier access to renewable energy sources for commercial and industrial customers.
“This allows commercial and industrial businesses to buy a partial interest in the output of a large renewable power station, to support their business and environmental energy objectives,” said Executive General Manager Trading David Guiver.
“Working through ERM Power, businesses can enjoy the benefits of a PPA without the intricacies of negotiating and managing a…

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Solpod: Innovation to revolutionise commercial solar in Australia

“Solpod” is a world-first mobile method of deploying and installing large-scale rooftop commercial solar energy installations, designed and made in Australia and officially launched today.
Solpod comprises prefabricated commercial-grade solar panels on raised aluminium pods that can be installed within hours on industrial sized rooftops. The pods are mobile and can easily be re-deployed if the business moves, property is sold, or businesses have an appetite to effectively lease rather than buy the solar systems.
Solpod has been brought to the…

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Energy assessments identify big savings for big customers

Our Energy Assessments are designed to pinpoint any inefficiencies and source real savings for your business.
ERM Power’s Executive General Manager, Energy Solutions Megan Houghton says many larger customers that ERM have worked with are unaware that these savings are possible.
“We’ve noticed that most businesses are preoccupied with their day-to-day tasks and targets and they don’t necessarily have the internal capabilities or resources to know when an energy management opportunity exists.
“Companies want to save money and remain competitive. What they…

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ERM Power Underpins Construction Of Queensland Solar Farm

ERM Power (ASX: EPW) has signed a power and Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) offtake agreement with Edify Energy to underpin construction of the 58MW large-scale Hamilton Solar Farm in regional Queensland.
ERM Power Managing Director & CEO Jon Stretch said today’s announcement further reinforced the Company’s commitment to supporting the growth of renewable sources of energy in Australia.
The agreement will see ERM Power purchase all of the energy and LGCs produced by the Hamilton Solar Farm in coming years.
“ERM Power’s…

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Manufacturers - ERM Power

Energy Efficiency Funding for Manufacturers

The NSW Government is offering up over $16m in matched funding to help manufacturing businesses save energy and money.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funding is open for manufacturing businesses in NSW, as well as potentially those that undertake manufacturing activities, to boost their energy efficiency.
Manufacturers are energy intensive and some of the largest users of energy in the country, so this comes as a valuable opportunity for businesses to upgrade to energy efficient equipment, improve energy metering…

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Record electricity prices driven by extreme weather

Record electricity prices driven by extreme weather, generator outages and aggressive patterns of generator bidding behaviour, outlines ERM Power EGM Trading David Guiver.
Forward contract prices escalating: high pool prices, as a result of recent events, have led to higher contract prices for commercial and industrial customers. Unpredictable market behaviour highlights the importance of good energy management strategies for large power consumers in a volatile energy market and policy environment.
Much has been written about the extreme pool price volatility that…

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Planning The Key To Managing Energy Prices

Australian businesses are failing to seize the opportunity to take control of their energy consumption, despite the increasing cost of electricity being their most pressing concern, new research from ERM Power shows.
The research, conducted for ERM Power by MCR (Market and Communications Research)* reveals that only four in ten businesses surveyed have in place, or are working on, a formal energy management strategy, and only two in ten have KPIs related to energy or sustainability.
With energy prices forecast to stay…

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ERM Power Urges A Reasoned, Calm Approach To Finkel Report

ERM Power (ASX: EPW) has welcomed the much-anticipated Finkel Report and hopes that for the sake of energy consumers it will provide a pathway which lends certainty to investors and the energy industry.
CEO Jon Stretch said the company would take some time to digest the recommendations in Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel’s report, released today (9 June).
“I would call for a reasoned and calm approach to analysing Dr Finkel’s report,” he said. “We don’t believe anyone should be ruling…

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ERM Power Signs Offtake Agreement For Wind Farm Project In SA

ERM Power (ASX: EPW) has signed two Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) offtake agreements with Nexif Energy, supporting construction of the 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.
ERM Power Managing Director & CEO Jon Stretch said it was gratifying to support a project which had been a long time in development and which delivered new renewable sources of energy in Australia.
“We’re helping deliver new wind and solar energy into the system like this Nexif Energy wind project due to…

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ERM Power Announces Renewables Offtake Agreements

ERM Power today announced it has reached agreement on commercial terms that will underpin the construction of two renewable energy generation assets in Australia. The two facilities will have a combined capacity of more than 300MW.
The foundation contracts for the purchase of Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) have been the subject of negotiation with developers since mid-2016 and will commence in 2018. Project details remain commercial in confidence until the respective projects reach financial close, and are subject to standard…

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