Markets factors over 2017 and into January 2018

2017 was a volatile year, reflecting in abnormally high contract pricing. SA issues with a precarious balance between supply and demand stems back to May of the previous year with the closure of Alinta Energy’s Port Augusta Northern power station, the result of which was less back-up energy available on days of peak demand and […]

Markets moving into 2018

The New Year brought with it a reduction for 2018 Base Settlement Prices across all states and a softening of 2019 Base Settlement Prices for all states except SA. This was despite an exceptionally warm month for Australia as a whole, being the third-warmest January on record. January was amongst the ten warmest on record […]

Energy wrap up for 2017

To analyse how the electricity market tracked for 2017, it is important to look back at what was happening in the last quarter of 2016. Historically quarter four is contractually the busiest time of the year, as many customer’s electricity retail agreements expire. It can also be a period of high volatility and price uncertainty […]

Funding for Gas Efficiency

If your business uses more than 1,000GJ (about $30,000) of gas each year, you can now apply with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for grant funding to implement a gas efficiency project. Up to $40,000 of matched funding is now available to implement a two-stage project: Stage 1 – Installation of gas measurement […]

Scrutinising Solar Proposals

Have you just received a proposal for a solar installation and thinking that it looks attractive? How do you know a good proposal from a bad proposal? We come across quite a few solar proposals on behalf of our clients as well as have approaches to us directly that sell all the benefits of solar […]

Energy Audit Promotional Offer

  As part of a drive to help more NSW businesses achieve greater energy productivity, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) are offering a limited number of capped price energy audits over the coming months. Ten audits capped at a fixed price to the business of just $5,000 each are available monthly from March […]

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Energy Efficiency Professional Service Contract

EMS have again been successfully appointed to the Energy Efficiency Service Provider’s Panel for the Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH). EMS has demonstrated organisational and industry sector experience for service provision of: Energy efficiency auditing; Technical support for implementing energy efficiency projects; and Energy efficiency measurement and verification services. Our demonstrated experience and qualifications […]

International Accreditation

Jim Kelty from EMS has recently gained the internationally recognised accreditation for Certified Measurement and Verification Profession (CMVP). Hence we can work with your organisation to prove energy saving projects have been successful and tap into valuable funding to repay your 20% cost of the M&V project many times over. Currently, there are only around […]

EMS concludes another busy and successful year!

We’ve had a wonderful, busy year here at Energy and Management Services! 2014 saw new faces welcomed to the team, celebrations in honour of EMS’ 18 years in business, many energy audits, analyses, reports, engineering designs and a great deal of hard work rewarded through bill checking and contract negotiation (over $155M of electricity and gas), saving […]

The Emissions Reduction Fund

The Australian Government has committed $2.55 billion to purchase the lowest cost abatement through the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Emissions Reduction Fund is the central component of the Government’s Direct Action Plan, with the objective of helping Australia meet its emissions reduction target of five percent below 2000 levels by 2020. The Government will purchase […]

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