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6th March 2017
Getting a Terrific Tariff!

Strata schemes struggle to find the right one.  Here are few things to watch out for…. with examples of up to 32% savings just by switching energy retailer. [More]
Electric Vehicle Charging for Strata

The EV charging boom for strata is set to come soon. The question is which strata managers will be best positioned to take the lead. [More]
Emerging Strata Social Networks

Mobile app solutions that attempt to interconnect owners, residents, strata managers, tradies and local councils to get things done more efficiently. [More]
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Capitalising On Solar Access Rights

Report funded by the City of Sydney reveals the returns per square meter for different rooftop projects, including solar, solar thermal hot water, and heat pumps. [More]

Things You Need to Know About
 Energy Tariffs in Strata
  1. Stratas saving 30% on common power by simply switching energy retailer
  2. Selection criteria include price, billing competency, and added value
  3. Blind auctions get better results than reverse auctions
  4. Billing errors are common and can have a material impact
  5. Correct meter type installed for small and large market tariff options
  6. Future electricity load considered when selecting tariff type
  7. Solar feed in rates vary from 5c to 10c for common area solar PV
  8. Capacity demand charges applied to peak usage during the biling period
  9. Power factor correction can reduce peak demand charges 
  10. Value added services can help strata managers respond proactively
In Other News
Heat Pumps Trump Gas Hot Water

The First Estate
City of Sydney sponsored “head-to-head shoot out” comparing three rooftop technologies used in residential strata. 
Allume lets solar panels be 'shared' by strata dwellers

AFR Weekend
Providing solar power to apartments is an expensive and onerous problem which a Melbourne startup claims to have cracked.
What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

One Step Off the Grid
The release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s latest report on electricity price trends in Australia delivers two key messages.
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