The “Have Nots” in Australia’s Solar Energy System

The ‘have nots’ during Australia’s energy transition -who are they really? You’ll be excused for believing the Australians who least benefit from solar energy are those  without solar panels. But you’ll be wrong. Less obviously, it’s the 75% of Australian homes that have no access to data from digital meters. This group is, ultimately, Australia’s […]

What’s Missing from our Smart Meter Policies?

Initial findings from the Australian Electricity Market Commission (AEMC)’s review of its three-year-old smart metering program has deemed it a failure. Roll-out targets have been missed. And pricing programs don’t actually benefit consumers as much as planned. The research finds our electricity smart meter installations patchy. Just 17 percent of Aussie households and businesses outside […]