Monika Gudova

Monika Gudova Monika Gudova is one of Canstar Blue’s resident energy journalists, covering everything from retail affairs to renewables and industry news. With plenty of experience writing about energy, she’s equipped with the tools necessary to help everyday Aussies better understand everything from where their power is coming from, to the fine print on their electricity bills. Monika’s interest and investment in power generation outside of normal working hours is one of her greatest assets, bringing her background knowledge to help consumers make cleaner, greener decisions.


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Tango Energy is now selling cheap gas in Victoria

Posted by December 31st 2020

As scads of Victorians pack their gas heaters away after a long winter at home, bill shock takes the state by storm - but there’s one retailer out to make things a bit easier. Melbourne-based Tango …


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Victoria: Origin Energy is dropping prices by 11%

Posted by December 29th 2020

One of Victoria’s biggest energy providers has announced it will be cutting rates at the start of the new year, in a move that should spark welcome price competition in the state. Origin Energy has revealed …


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Origin increases solar feed-in tariffs in time for summer

Posted by December 6th 2020

Summer’s here again, which means it’s time to slip slop slap - and review your solar feed-in tariff (FiT). Why? Because Australia’s biggest energy provider has just beefed-up its FiTs, meaning households with solar panels …




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Why no-discount energy plans are trending in Victoria

Posted by December 29th 2020

Electricity plans WITHOUT discounts are now the most popular type of power plan in Victoria, according to the state’s energy regulator. But don’t worry, it could actually be a good thing! The Victorian Essential Services Commission …


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You can now get carbon neutral gas with AGL

Posted by November 26th 2020

One of Australia’s leading energy providers has launched a carbon neutral program for gas, so Aussies can now enjoy using stove top burners while doing their part for the environment. AGL has announced that its Climate …


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Victoria’s minimum solar feed-in tariffs to drop in 2021

Posted by December 17th 2020

A proposal by Victoria’s energy regulator means that minimum solar feed-in tariffs (FiTs) in the state could be dropping – and wholesale energy prices are to blame. With wholesale energy prices across the National Electricity Market …


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What is the average solar bill?

Posted by March 15th 2021

While there are many good reasons for installing solar, it’s safe to say that most people look forward to saving money on their power bills. With so many factors coming into play, from the size …