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Smart Grid and Smart Home: you’re joking, right?

As the Australian Energy Market Commission (AMEC) travels back to the future in a bid to redirect the floundering competitive roll-out of smart meters in Australia, it continues to amaze how far away Australia is from a genuinely smart, fit-for-purpose 21st century electricity grid.

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‘Flexibility’ for energy has a plain-English meaning too

Do Australia’s electricity industry insiders really want a ‘customer-centric’ future for energy? If they do, they need to fix the language of change as well as the policies and business models. And they need to do it fast, because they’re still struggling to manage the rapid proliferation of rooftop solar… and electric vehicles (EVs) will come on fast!

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Why it’s great to sweat the small stuff with our electricity

If you apply the KISS principle – keep it simple, stupid – to our energy future, then rooftop solar is simply amazing, electrification is the strategic inevitability, and electric vehicles will make it all come together even faster than many think! And yes, it’s more than OK to try this at home.

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We’re building it: come on in and build your own too

Traditionally, energy data that accurately breaks down how energy is used in our homes and businesses just hasn’t been readily available to energy innovators. To model concepts, to test ideas, to build solutions around. Wattwatchers is closing the gap for solution developers and researchers.

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Healthcare ripe for smart energy action

Australia’s ever-expanding healthcare services sector is overdue for a clean energy overhaul. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and renewables can boost productivity while downsizing carbon footprint.

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