August 2017 Energy Market Newsletter

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$20M Energy Rebate for Tas Businesses

Last week Goanna led a delegation of Tasmania's Peak Industry Bodies, including the TSBC, ACST, TCCI and the AHA, to meet with the Energy Minister. Following this meeting Minister Groom announced a further $20M intervention of up to $15/MWh to mitigate the impact of the wholesale price increases on Tasmanian businesses. See media release at:$20_million_energy_rebate_for_tasmanian_businesses 
Goanna continues to work directly with local Retailers this week on the Rebate delivery details, which are expected to be communicated to impacted businesses shortly.

Tasmanian Wholesale "Energy Only" pricing for next Calendar Year (2018) had hit $109/MWh in late April, which was more than double the $50/MWh the same parcel of energy was trading for in March 2016. The graph below shows the half year impact of the May 2017 intervention, with Vic still trading $8/MWh higher at $106/MWh.

Wholesale pricing flows into your energy contract, but only makes up around half the cost of your businesses energy bill, whilst TasNetworks Regulated Transport tariffs make up the other half. Network tariffs for "Large" sites, which consume over 150MWh per annum (around $40,000 pa), are totally independent of your choice of Retailer and Energy Contract. Network tariff nominations are a customers responsibility and you can nominate your preferred choice every 12 months, more often if you have made significant operational changes. 

From the 1st of July 2017 TasNetworks rates reduced on average by around 21% and an increased range of Network tariff choices is now available to most business users. Goanna clients who subscribe to our Business Intelligence Platform have automatically been notified of savings of over $185,000 per annum from new network tariff options, similar to that shown in the example below.

Ready to have real business intelligence at your fingertips? Call Marc White now on 0418 596 162 to set up your in house BI demonstration.

Tasmanian Small Business Council submission to the ACCC. 
Goanna is delighted to have continued our advocacy efforts, assisting the TSBC with their Submission to the ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry - Issues Paper. The TSBC Submission is available here.

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While Goanna has endeavored to ensure that the information contained within this newsletter is accurate, we do not make any warranties or representations in relation to the accuracy of the information contained herein.
This newsletter is intended as general advice only and is not intended to constitute personal financial product advice. It is has been prepared without taking into account the personal circumstances, financial needs or objectives of any one person or organisation. Accordingly, individuals or organisations who seek to rely on information contained within this newsletter should undertake their own independent enquiries and seek legal or financial advice prior to doing so.
Disclosure: Tasmanian Energy Brokers Pty Ltd is an affiliated business of Goanna Energy Consulting Pty Ltd.


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