Electricity prices

Alternate Term Label:
Power prices
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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will abolishing the carbon tax reduce power bills?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims electricity and gas prices will drop by 9 per cent and 7 per cent once the carbon tax is abolished.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have electricity prices dropped $550 since the carbon tax was abolished?

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims that Treasury documents show "electricity prices have come down $550 per household as a result of us abolishing the carbon tax".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does privatisation increase electricity bills?

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley claims electricity privatisation pushes up power prices and households in privatised South Australia have the highest bills.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did Queensland electricity prices rise 1.9pc a year under Labor and 43pc during the Liberal's full term?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk claims electricity prices jumped under the Liberal National Party and rose to a lesser extent under Labor. But the figures she quotes do not tell the whole story.
Report

Residential electricity price trends 2019: final report

The purpose of this report is to provide governments and consumers with an understanding of the cost components of the electricity supply chain that contribute to the overall price paid by residential consumers, and the expected trends in each of the cost components and overall...
Report

Affordability in retail energy markets

This report provides a high-level retrospective analysis of energy affordability in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania, covering the past three years, with a focus on energy affordability for low income households.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: electricity update - August 2019

This issue contains some new graphs that show the nation's energy transition over the more than twenty years since the National Electricity Market was launched, in December 1998. In addition, this report has a particular focus on South Australia, where the transition is most advanced.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: electricity update - July 2019

The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). This issue takes a more detailed look at the growth of new generation in each...
Commentary

New demand-response energy rules sound good, but the devil is in the (hugely complicated) details

Proposed rules for managing energy demand could potentially lower prices and reduce blackout risk, but there are reasons to be skeptical.
Discussion paper

Residential time of use electricity pricing in NSW

Australian energy companies and regulators claim that introducing 'time of use' pricing will benefit consumers and move their consumption to times when the network is less congested. On closer examination, further adoption will impose increased costs on households and appears more likely to increase the...