November 15, 2017

Embedded Network Manager – Transitional Arrangements Update

Silver Asset Services is committed to informing its clients about the update to Australia’s energy market. The Australian Energy Regulation has issued a new media release regarding the transitional arrangement for the mandated appointment of  an Embedded Network Manager: To allow an opportunity for embedded network operators time to adjust […]
August 1, 2017

New Legislation Impacts Owners Corporations Providing Bulk Electricity

From 1 December 2017, strata communities that on-sell electricity to their residents need to be compliant with new laws affecting Embedded Networks.  WHAT DOES YOUR OWNERS CORPORATION NEED TO DO FOLLOWING THIS CHANGE? The short answer is nothing. Silver Asset Services will be accredited with the AER (Australian Energy Regulator) […]
July 31, 2017

New Legislation Impacts Bodies Corporate Providing Bulk Electricity

From 1 December 2017, strata communities that on-sell electricity to their residents need to be compliant with new laws affecting Embedded Networks.  WHAT DOES YOUR BODY CORPORATE NEED TO DO FOLLOWING THIS CHANGE? The short answer is nothing. Silver Asset Services will be accredited with the AER (Australian Energy Regulator) […]
June 14, 2016
Silver Asset Services can save you money on utilities

Switch On To Bulk Savings

Did you know your body corporate or owners corporation community could enjoy significant savings by buying utilities such as water and electricity in bulk? Buying utilities in bulk means lot owners and tenants enjoy lower costs per individual property. For investors, this also means a higher return on investment and […]
March 7, 2016
New agreements for Qld bodies corporate.

Power To The People – Important Information for Body Corporate Committees

The National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) was introduced to Queensland on 1 July 2015. NECF is a set of national laws, rules and regulations governing the sale and supply of energy (electricity and reticulated natural gas) to consumers. Under NECF, retailers and exempt sellers only have to comply with a […]
February 11, 2016
Silver Asset Services show you how to stay cool and save money

Time For A Cool Change

February is the worst of the summer months – hot, humid and plain unpleasant. But there are plenty of things you can do to stay cool with or without the air conditioning. Follow the sun – In the southern hemisphere, a northerly aspect is best and dependent on where you […]
February 1, 2016
Silver Asset Services Shines A Light on Solar Arrays

Shining A Light On Solar Power

We shine a light on solar power to see whether it is worth developers considering installing a solar array in their next new development or whether retrofitting existing buildings stacks up. With the Australian government committing to a target of limiting global temperatures by 1.5 degrees Celsius as a result […]
December 15, 2015
Using LED lights can improve safety and save money

Illuminating Savings and Safety

Developers can make substantial savings and improve safety by making the switch to LED lighting. Light Emitting Diode technology was discovered in 1907, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that commercial applications were found and only in the past decade has the technology advanced enough and become cheap enough to […]
September 21, 2015

Changes to Queensland Electricity Regulation

The National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) was introduced to Queensland in July 2015. Prior to this, the sale of electricity was regulated under the Queensland Electricity Act (1994) and there were limited restrictions placed on those that sold electricity using an embedded network, such as bodies corporate. Under the NECF, […]
August 17, 2015

Reactive Power Charges Are Here

The changes have been implemented in an effort to reflect a customer’s real demand on the network and to encourage large network users to become more efficient.  A reduction in reactive power demand will slow the need for network infrastructure and hopefully see a slowing in the upward trend for […]
July 10, 2015

Embedded Network Retailers

The residential development market has seen a growing trend towards using embedded network retailers to supply metering hardware at no charge, in return for operational control of the network for a number of years once the project is complete and the body corporate is operational.  While most operators use contract […]
June 5, 2015

The power of information

There have been huge changes to the way our large scale residential developments have managed utilities in recent years.  Strata communities can now often be considered as micro grids in their own right, whether self managed or under the control of a third party. While embedded networks and centralised infrastructure […]