Author: Stacey Vacher

09 Apr Accessing the STTM: Alternative gas supply

For a growing number of large energy consumers, consideration is turning to whether entering standard vanilla retail gas agreements deliver the most effective outcome. For consumers who are located within the bounds of the Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide Short Term Trading Market (STTM) markets, many may not be aware that there is an alternative way to purchase gas. Below, we consider how the STTM works and what the benefits are of exploring this option.   What is the STTM The STTM is essentially a market for the trading of natural gas at a wholesale level at defined hubs between pipelines and distribution systems. The STTM is a day-ahead gas market operated by the...

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08 Apr Register now for Edge Energy Services insight sessions!

Register Now Edge Energy Services has released a series of insight sessions to shine a spotlight on a topic relevant to consumers in the Australian energy market.  These sessions are designed to inform and educate energy procurement professionals. Edge guarantees: No cost No sales pitch Limited registration - only three sessions per person Currently restricted to 10 participants per session, to encourage discussion and enhance education Meet like-minded industry professionals Leverage over 50 years of energy knowledge and experience Sessions run from 4pm to 6pm, with light refreshments served afterwards Pending interstate interest, some sessions may be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide The first session was held early May and was a great success with those attending getting a clear...

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14 Nov The future is bright for Edge

After celebrating ten years in business last year, 2018 has been a year of reflection. As founder and Managing Director, I especially have been reflecting heavily on why the business started, how it has become what it is today and, perhaps most importantly, where the business is headed. One thing I’m very proud of is that the ethos of Edge has been unwavering since inception. Edge was established to deliver value.  At the core of every decision we make and everything we do is ensuring large energy users are equipped to achieve superior energy outcomes.  Put simply, we do everything possible to provide the tools and means to buy better. They say...

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07 Mar Renewable Generation Off-Takers On The Rise

We are seeing a significant increase in large users exploring renewable generation off-take opportunities. This includes behind the meter build-own-operate or power purchase agreements (PPAs), and offsite commercial arrangements otherwise referred to as corporate PPAs, synthetic PPAs, or simply contracts for difference (CFDs). The reasons are mixed. Some are looking to meet future corporate emissions targets.  Others are aiming to achieve lower energy costs. Some are looking to further diversify procurement strategies. All are fearful of missing out on the next big opportunity. Edge are actively involved in taking large electricity users through the process of assessing, and where feasible, entering into arrangements with renewable generation. We provide a range of...

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03 Feb LGC prices slide

Yesterday we considered the possibility of large-scale generation certificate (LGCs) prices reducing due to the federal review. Prices have slid $4/certificate this week. In recent news reports, ERM founder, Trevor St Baker said the government would need to adjust the renewable energy target (RET) to 20,000 gigawatt hours to fall in line with infrastructure expectations. "There is no way we are going to make the 33,000 target. It's impossible to get there.” Mr St Baker said. We concur, and have for quite some time.  Fundamentally, in a politically stable environment, we can only see LGC prices trending to and sitting at the full tax adjusted penalty of around $93/LGC. There aren’t enough certificates...

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