Electricity and gas retailer Origin Energy has switched to Rimini Street to deliver support for its Oracle software including e-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware and Hyperion.
Major falls in wholesale electricity costs and new laws requiring retailers to pass on cuts are likely to result in lower electricity bills in 2021, despite residential consumption rising by 10% and household bills increasing by 7% in 2020, according to competition regulator the ACCC.
New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to power company Genesis Energy about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers.
Global IT services company DXC Technology has signed an agreement with Transpower, New Zealand’s state-owned electric power transmission company, to manage its Oracle and Linux environments for the next five years.
The current period of structural upheaval in Australia’s energy sector provides an opportunity for more affordable energy- and savings for consumers - and must not be wasted, according to Australia’s competition watchdog chief Rod Sims.
A comparison of the output of greenhouse gases by two vehicles — a Tesla Model 3 (electric) and a Toyota RAV4 (petrol) — by a team of academics at the University of Toronto has shown that the EV will generate 36 tons (32.6 tonnes) of such gases over the lifespan of a typical car — 200,000 miles (321,868 km) — while the RAV4 would output more than double that amount – 78 tons (70.8 tonnes).
For years now, companies have teased the ability to charge devices truly wirelessly, receiving power through the air like your device receives Wi-Fi, but despite new demos from Xiaomi and Lenovo's Motorola last week, you can't buy an air charger yet.
Origin Energy has paid a penalty of $126,000 after the competition regulator, the ACCC, issued it with an infringement notice for an alleged false or misleading representation in a price increase letter sent to residential electricity customers in Victoria.
Tasmanian electricity retailer 1st Energy has admitted it likely misled consumers in making representations to consumers in the State during unsolicited telemarketing calls.
New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission is proposing to impose levies totalling $15 million a year on the telecommunictions and fibre sectors to fund its regulation of businesses operating in the industries.
Three arbitrations into a dispute between Basslink — the company that manages the undersea data and power cable that links Tasmania to the Australian mainland — the State of Tasmania and Hydro Tasmania have ended, with the outcomes favouring the first two entities mentioned.
Australian startup SunDrive has boosted its coffers with $3 million in new funding to advance the commercial development of its low cost, high efficiency solar cells manufacturing process.
South Australian electricity distributor SA Power Networks is trialling a new approach to integrating rooftop solar with the grid, using smart inverter technology.
Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC has moved to ensure access to reliable and efficient energy supplies is maintained during the COVIDQ-19 crisis, by authorising cooperation between the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO and gas and electricity industry operators.
Telco and energy retailer Dodo has launched new NBN plans coupled with offers for electricity and gas services.
Electricity, gas and Internet provider Sumo Power is facing court action by Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC over allegations it made false or misleading representations to Victorian consumers in relation to its electricity plans.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $495,680 in funding to the Grid Innovation Hub at Monash University to conduct a desktop study exploring how to manage unstable and weak parts of the electricity grid.
An European body representing 42 electric transmission system operators in 35 countries recently experienced a compromise of its office network, the security firm Dragos says, adding it was an IT network that was infiltrated.
Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with energy company Vector as it moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses.
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