ERM Power and FG Advisory partner to provide complex energy management solutions

ERM Power and FG Advisory are pleased to announce a partnership that will see them collaborating to provide energy management solutions to New South Wales Government departments and agencies.
The ERM Power/FG Advisory partnership has been selected as a pre-qualified energy service provider to the Energy Performance Contracting Panel, managed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage on behalf of the NSW Government.
Panel members are selected every four years and are pre-qualified to provide energy services at existing government…

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Network Tariff Review May Uncover Potential Savings

If your organisation is not on the right network tariffs for its energy profile and usage, you could be spending too much on electricity. Our network tariff review may uncover potential savings for your organisation.
Network Tariff Optimisation
Network costs can make up to a third of the overall cost of some customers’ electricity bills and while these costs are passed through to customers, being on the right network tariff for your site will ensure you’re not paying more than you…

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Steps to Improving Your Organisation’s Energy Productivity

Whether your organisation is wanting to reduce costs, operate more sustainably or generate revenue from existing energy assets, now’s the time to explore your options and take action.
ERM’s General Manager of Sales & Business Development, Martin Becker, says he’s noticed a shift in customer focus towards managing energy volumes and productivity.
This is no surprise given that the the return on investment (ROI) for energy-saving initiatives is so significant. Rising energy prices and decreasing technology costs also means that projects…

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Energy Audits Help Businesses See the Big Picture and Save

If you’re about to green-light an energy efficiency investment, start smart with an energy audit.
An energy audit of your organisation will shine a light on your strengths and weaknesses and help you make better-informed decisions in the future.
According to ERM’s Digital Innovation and Advisory Lead, Pete Tickler, this can save you prematurely pulling the trigger on significant energy efficiency investments that may not be right for your organisation.
A holistic approach
Energy efficiency has so many moving parts and variables that…

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Smart Advice to Secure the Best Energy Deal

Considering switching business energy providers? A word to the wise: lock in the best possible terms by thinking green and assuming nothing.
Having dealt with soaring energy costs for years, organisations are becoming savvy. They know they can save significantly if they negotiate wholesale energy prices with retailers. What many don’t realise is that’s not the only way you can control what you pay for energy.
You have the power
“While network tariffs are fixed costs that stay the same no matter…

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RERT – The Challenges of Maintaining Supply in Extreme Weather

RERT operates outside of the National Electricity Market (NEM) and involves contracting large energy users to either use less energy or generate power from their own generators when called upon by AEMO.

Basically, big industrial users like aluminium smelters, steelworks and paper mills are compensated for ‘switching off’ to provide emergency relief if the power network is threatened.
Summer is traditionally the time of year the power network is most stretched. It’s not just high demand, but extreme temperatures and climatic…

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ERM Power Lodges Submission to the National Energy Guarantee

ERM commends the ESB for embedding competition imperatives in the Guarantee. These cannot be compromised.
Guarantee must not diminish competition or entrench the power of large energy incumbents.
ERM Power’s final submission on the National Energy Guarantee supports key design elements which foster competition and market liquidity for the benefit of consumers while noting areas that require more consideration.
ERM Power CEO Jon Stretch said impressive progress has been made in designing the Guarantee in a highly consultative process which is a…

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Buildings Behaving Badly: Who Topped the Christmas List?

About one in 10 commercial and office buildings around Australia were ‘lit up like Christmas trees’ running their energy-intensive building systems despite being unoccupied on Christmas Day, says new data from ERM Power, Australia’s second largest commercial and industrial (C&I) energy retailer.i
ERM Power analysed the actual energy consumption data of thousands of business and government sites around Australia that it would normally expect to be shut, to determine how good or bad their energy performance was on the quietest…

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National Energy Guarantee Must Deliver Optimal Mix of Resources

Reliability, sustainability and affordability without major market disruption and cost.
ERM Power has today released its submission, jointly signed by 10 retailers, on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) urging policy makers to get the design right to drive investment in the right resources in the right locations while supporting competition and reducing cost.
The Energy Security Board (ESB) discussion paper opens up the conversation on how to deliver affordable energy, well-placed and well-timed dispatchable resources, such as batteries, demand response and…

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New Generation of Financial Products Launched to Support Renewables

ERM Power, one of the largest participants in the Australian electricity financial markets, has launched an innovative solar risk management product which bridges the gap for renewables developers in a dynamic and changing energy industry.
The solar product is the first of a new generation of financial instruments which respond to the rapidly evolving Australian renewables market. The first trade was finalised within days of the product being released to the market.
ERM Power Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets David Guiver…

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Energy Management Software

Through our web-based energy and emissions software, we are already helping some of Australia’s largest organisations uncover, and act on, opportunities to reduce their energy, water and waste.
Energy Management & Reporting
Our reporting suite, Greensense View® works by firstly connecting all your data across your facilities – from your energy and water utilities, meter data agents, building management systems and sub metering networks.
Showcase your Sustainability Investment
With our customer data dashboards and real-time view, you can:

instantly act on issues and opportunities
drill…

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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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