Consumer smarts can save you hundreds on your power bill

The Australian 12:00AM July 25, 2017 Technology reporter Sydney @chris_griffith Research, regular check-backs, and savvy bargaining with providers can save you hundreds on your power and gas bills. You can save money by reducing energy use. Smart home products by the likes of Telstra and Honeywell let you manage energy use by phone. Using meters Read more about Consumer smarts can save you hundreds on your power bill[…]

We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

Nafeez Ahmed Jul 6 2017, 7:00pm The chairman of Europe’s biggest solar company tells us why Big Oil is facing an imminent threat. Scientists are embroiled in a bitter debate about whether or not renewable energy can power the world. But new research—and insights from a leading industry insider—suggest that the dialogue overlooks an imminent Read more about We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels[…]

WA Government’s power price rise a ‘penalty’ on solar panels

Daniel Mercer and Daniel Emerson Friday, 23 June 2017 12:40AM File photoPicture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s decision to increase power prices by 10.9 per cent — or $169 a year — from next month was a “penalty” on households with solar panels, energy experts said yesterday. The State Government has applied the increase to Read more about WA Government’s power price rise a ‘penalty’ on solar panels[…]

Jury out on blockchain

26th May 2017     https://www.businessnews.com.au  Uproov co-founders Govert van Ek (left) with John Bulich (right) and Nuno Martins. Jury out on blockchain Charlie Cunningham Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 – 10:26 Blockchain technology has not gone unnoticed among Perth entrepreneurs and national companies. Some experts are heralding blockchain as the next big leap forward for Read more about Jury out on blockchain[…]

Share the power – Selling your solar power to the neighbours

https://rac.com.au/home-life/info/future_selling-your-surplus-solar-power 18 April, 2017   By: Anthony Fensom Making more than enough energy from your solar panels? Soon you could be selling the excess to your neighbours thanks to WA’s Power Ledger and their new peer-to-peer energy trading system. Many of us create our own energy through solar panels, but we don’t always use what Read more about Share the power – Selling your solar power to the neighbours[…]

WA to triple rooftop solar capacity, switch to 40pc renewables by 2030: report

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-28/wa-to-triple-rooftop-solar-renewables-report-says/8479778?pfmredir=sm Kathryn Diss Updated Fri Apr 28 15:51:16 EST 2017 Photo Data released earlier this year found WA households and businesses were installing solar panels at a record rate. Infinity Solar WA will triple its rooftop solar capacity by 2030 – with more than 40 per cent of its energy mix to come from renewable Read more about WA to triple rooftop solar capacity, switch to 40pc renewables by 2030: report[…]

At the cutting edge of battery storage

Interview: Terry Teoh, GM Engineering, ZEN Energy http://www.australianenergystorage.com.au/interview-terry-teoh/ In South Australia, ZEN Energy is undertaking a ground breaking project to demonstrate the real-time optimisation and monetisation of battery storage in the National Electricity Market (NEM) by connecting four high-profile Adelaide CBD institutions to 513kWh of behind the meter storage. Here, ZEN Energy General Manager of Read more about At the cutting edge of battery storage[…]

Energy and Blockchain Go Global: Utilities, Startups, and Use Cases

https://www.indigoadvisorygroup.com/blockchain March 15, 2017 by Indigo Advisory Group Last month, Indigo launched a dedicated blockchain in energy and utilities resource center. The purpose of the center is to track global blockchain deployments, emerging vendors and notable activity. As it’s a burgeoning area across the sector, there is much to be defined from both a technical Read more about Energy and Blockchain Go Global: Utilities, Startups, and Use Cases[…]

AEMO boss Audrey Zibelman is full throttle on renewables, smart grids

New AEMO chief Audrey Zibelman is a full throttle advocate of renewable energy and smart grids as the solutions to both climate change and power system resilience. Picture shows the former chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission, at the Energy Times Empowering Customers & Cities conference in Chicago November 2016. CREDIT http://www.afr.com/news/aemo-boss-audrey-zibelman-is-full-throttle-on-renewables-smart-grids-20170301-guo1z8 Read more about AEMO boss Audrey Zibelman is full throttle on renewables, smart grids[…]

The future of our cities? It could be blockchain

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what will create real value and drive innovations. https://www.weforum.org  

Developer/Programmer wanted to help change the way the world buys and sells power.

West Australian blockchain-based energy trading company, Power Ledger, is looking to grow its Perth-based team of software developers/programmers.   Power Ledger has developed a world-leading software platform to enable the fast, secure and low-cost trading of electricity between generators and consumers.  Our disruptive technology is at the forefront of a global move towards the adoption Read more about Developer/Programmer wanted to help change the way the world buys and sells power.[…]

Launch of Power Ledger at Gen Y – Landcorp

Cameron Jewell | 1 December 2016 Western Australia’s land development agency LandCorp has unveiled its Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project, a sustainable and affordable housing product aimed at younger buyers. The Gen Y House design came out of a 2013 competition held by LandCorp, which was won by architect David Barr. See LandCorp’s Gen Y Read more about Launch of Power Ledger at Gen Y – Landcorp[…]

Utilities recognising blockchain opportunities

Utilities are beginning to take notice of the transformative potential of blockchain technology. Increasingly, blockchain technology is highlighted as being potentially disruptive for the energy industry. Applications are being explored globally and startups are recognising the vast opportunities that the technology offers. In April this year, the alleged world’s first blockchain managed energy transaction occurred Read more about Utilities recognising blockchain opportunities[…]

10 Blockchain Technologies In Australia.

The realisation that Blockchain technologies have the potential to completely change the structure of many industries has created significant global interest. Blockchain technology has reached a point where it is hard for any person, government or company to ignore. It is the time we either choose to adopt the technology or lose out to competitions Read more about 10 Blockchain Technologies In Australia.[…]

Energy disruption: Solar plus storage to be cheaper than grid in 2017

By Giles Parkinson on 31 August 2016 RenewEconomy.com.au Some utilities may think that it will be up to a decade before there is a mass market uptake of battery storage, and the chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator may even try to convince themselves that the technology won’t be commercial for another two decades, Read more about Energy disruption: Solar plus storage to be cheaper than grid in 2017[…]

Power Ledger remains in the top spot for the second fortnight running!

For the period ending 31 August 2016   Power Ledger remains in the top spot for the second fortnight running, having announced its first commercial deal to provide its technology platform. The startup, which allows consumers to trade surplus electricity directly with other consumers, has signed a deal with New Zealand network operator Vector, which will see it reaching 500 solar Read more about Power Ledger remains in the top spot for the second fortnight running![…]

Power Ledger to launch on EcoChain

When PowerLedger launches later this month it will be the first application to store its energy readings on Ecochain, the world’s first low energy, eco-friendly blockchain. Powered mainly by solar energy, Ecochain uses the latest Proof-of-stake mining which by design uses a fraction of the energy consumed by other proof-of-work blockchains. With a fast block-time Read more about Power Ledger to launch on EcoChain[…]

Startup Ranking #24

 For the period ending 17 August 2016 – Techboard.com.au Fintech and cleantech are the most trending sectors this fortnight, with six of Techboard’s top eight companies represented (Power Ledger, Activistic, Enerji, iSignthis, Ledger Assets and Anaeco). Appearing in the ranking for the first time this fortnight, and taking top spot, is Power Ledger. The company provides Read more about Startup Ranking #24[…]