Electricity prices

Power prices

Power to the people: proposals to increase the rollout of community batteries

In our efforts to combat climate change, a major challenge remains - how best to store excess electricity generated by rooftop solar for use when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing? This report explores the option of developing community batteries as a...
Technical report

Inertia and system strength in the National Energy Market

This report has been prepared for the Australia Institute to provide advice to the Energy Security Board’s Post-2025 redesign of the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Inquiry into the National Electricity Market: September 2020

This report has been prepared as part of the ACCC's inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Electricity Market. The supplementary report sets out recent market developments, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity use...
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.

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...

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.

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.