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Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is an energy journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on news and trends within the retail market. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned customer service, Jared aims to help Aussies find a better deal on their power. His candid approach to an often-convoluted industry can be credited to his background in journalism. Aside from what’s making headlines, Jared also has an interest in electric vehicles, household energy efficiency and off-grid technologies.


Bird's eye view of homes with solar panels

AGL Virtual Power Plant Explained

Posted by December 16th 2020

AGL has announced its latest solar program for customers to ‘supercharge’ their home battery investment while becoming less reliant on the electricity grid. The AGL Virtual Power Plant, or VPP, is part of the retail giant’s …


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UK power disruptor Ovo Energy set for Australian launch

Posted by August 19th 2019

One of the UK's fastest growing energy companies, Ovo Energy, looks set to launch in the Australian market having formally applied for a retail licence with the industry regulator. A major disruptor of a hugely-competitive UK …



Why families need to check their energy rates – right now

Posted by August 6th 2019

Families or large households across the country should take some time to review their energy plans in light of Canstar Blue research which shows a notable jump in the electricity usage rates being charged by …


Dodo and CovaU to refund energy customers over discount claims

Posted by July 19th 2019

Electricity retailers Dodo and CovaU will refund customers after being issued with infringement notices by the consumer watchdog for alleged misleading claims about the discounts available on their energy plans. The companies have paid penalties of …


Fronius Solar Batteries and Inverters

Fronius Solar Batteries and Inverters

Posted by December 17th 2020

Canstar Blue reviews the Austrian brand Fronius so you can feel confident about choosing the right solar storage system for your home.


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Manufacturers Investing in Electric Cars

Posted by January 7th 2021

The electrification of vehicles worldwide has shifted into overdrive as companies – big and small – continue to develop their technologies. Whether it’s batteries, charging infrastructure or new car models themselves, manufacturers are investing big, …


AGL offers free month of gas in WA

Posted by December 31st 2020

The gas price war in Western Australia has taken another twist with energy giant AGL offering a free month of gas usage and supply for new eligible customers. Making inroads into the WA market, AGL now …


EnergyAustralia Anytime Saver

EnergyAustralia Anytime Saver Review

Posted by December 29th 2020

Review the rates, prices and discounts of EnergyAustralia’s Anytime Saver plan in your state. Compare energy plans with Canstar Blue.


Powershop App Review

Posted by December 29th 2020

Find out how the Powershop app can help you manage your energy account from your smartphone. Learn all about the app with Canstar Blue’s review.