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Grid-interactive efficient buildings versus carbon offsets: it’s no contest!

Grid-interactive efficient buildings versus carbon offsets: it’s no contest!

Not so futuristic: Buildings that interact intelligently with the electricity grid in real-time to auto-avoid expensive demand peaks, minimise their carbon footprint, optimise their energy and environmental efficiency, adapt to tenant behaviour patterns, and maximise consumption of renewables.

MyTown Microgrid study wraps up with Town Hall event in Heyfield

MyTown Microgrid study wraps up with Town Hall event in Heyfield

After three busy years, the MyTown Microgrid local energy solutions feasibility study in the Victorian country town of Heyfield has wrapped up with a Town Hall celebration, before the project morphs into a future-focused community energy initiative. Wattwatchers co-led MyTown with the Heyfield Community Resource Centre and UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures. This post is based on the official event media release.

New video features school students engaging with future energy options

New video features school students engaging with future energy options

Smart energy monitoring data from Wattwatchers devices is being used in over 1000 Australian schools, providing real-time and historical information for a range of use cases, including solar performance reporting and more specialised ‘energy and education’ software solutions.

Cue Heyfield as communities hunt data to electrify and decarbonise

Cue Heyfield as communities hunt data to electrify and decarbonise

VIDEO CASE STUDY: Data from over 100 Wattwatchers devices is underpinning customer and community engagement in the electricity system in the historic Victorian timber town of Heyfield, which hosts the MyTown Microgrid feasibility study. The same data feeds into detailed engineering models looking at the town’s options for local energy solutions.

Always Australian Wattwatchers is now officially Made in Australia

Always Australian Wattwatchers is now officially Made in Australia

This week (15-21 May) is Australian Made Week. Wattwatchers Digital Energy is celebrating by announcing that we’ve been approved to carry the Made in Australia label, and we can’t think of a better allegiance for our brand.

Use our tax dollars to empower Australians with energy insights

Use our tax dollars to empower Australians with energy insights

Drawing on an old proverb, the 9 May 2023 Australian Budget’s $1.5 billion in energy bill rebates are like ‘giving a fish’ to each of an estimated 5 million households and 1 million small businesses. But what would the energy equivalent of ‘teaching them how to fish’ look like? 

Video guide helps you to master the Wattwatchers onboarding app

Video guide helps you to master the Wattwatchers onboarding app

Wattwatchers’ Installation Success Engineer Aydin Erel introduces a new ‘onboarding video’ to guide electrician installers. Aydin also provides his high-level top tips for installation success.

High-resolution carbon accounting: higher accuracy for better outcomes

High-resolution carbon accounting: higher accuracy for better outcomes

Wattwatchers presents its analysis on high-resolution carbon accounting accuracy applied to data from close to 500 households. In a nutshell, high-resolution carbon accounting calculates the emissions intensity of the grid over small time intervals (30 minutes in our case).  This is in contrast to the current practice of using an annual average value for the emissions intensity of the grid.

Wattwatchers joins NSW Going Global green building mission to Singapore

Wattwatchers joins NSW Going Global green building mission to Singapore

Wattwatchers is headed for one of Asia’s premier green building events, the 2023 International Green Building Conference, hosted by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC). The trip is part of a trade mission coordinated by the NSW Going Global program, which is run by Investment NSW.

Short film’s ‘back to the future’ vibe as town seeks local energy solutions

Short film’s ‘back to the future’ vibe as town seeks local energy solutions

For nearly three years the historic Victorian timber town of Heyfield has been exploring its clean energy transition future through the MyTown Microgrid project, co-led by Wattwatchers Digital Energy, the Heyfield Community Resource Centre and the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures. Now there’s a short film to tell Heyfield’s story!

Real-time data for the clean energy transition, Net Zero and beyond

Real-time data for the clean energy transition, Net Zero and beyond

‘We love data, we have tonnes of it and we believe every carbon journey starts and finishes with data.’ – This is an edited version of Wattwatchers Digital Energy CEO Gavin Dietz’s presentation to the Climate Investor Forum at the MCG in Melbourne on March 22, 2023. His topic was ‘Real-time data to enable Net Zero’.

I was temporarily ‘energy blind’ at home, but now I can see again!

I was temporarily ‘energy blind’ at home, but now I can see again!

While moving houses and relocating from Sydney to the Illawarra region on the NSW South Coast, Wattwatchers Head of Impact and Communications Murray Hogarth felt ‘energy blind’ without real-time electricity monitoring in his home. But now vision has been restored, and electrifying everything is on the agenda!

Wattwatchers’ Grace Young included in ARENA celebration of #IWD2023

Wattwatchers’ Grace Young included in ARENA celebration of #IWD2023

For International Women’s Day 2023, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) asked women working in renewables to reflect on their roles and their ideas on how the industry can ‘Embrace Equity’. Wattwatchers Chief Innovation Officer Grace Young was one of them.

Long-established Wattwatchers partner Simble in deal with Origin

Long-established Wattwatchers partner Simble in deal with Origin

SimbleSense is a smart energy management platform for business – which is fully integrated with Wattwatchers and its cloud-connected Auditor range of digital energy devices – that will be deployed by Origin Energy for its Origin Zero commercial and industrial customers.

Energy rule-maker’s metering review is an opportunity for customer choice

Energy rule-maker’s metering review is an opportunity for customer choice

A major electricity metering services reform process now nearing its completion via a draft report from the energy market rule-maker (the AEMC) could do more to create a genuinely competitive marketplace for consumer energy data. This is an extract from a Wattwatchers submission.

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