About Lynda Curtis

Lynda is a sustainability consultant and business manager for Tandem Energy. Her expertise are in staff management and behavioural change within large organisations and she is an experienced trainer and facilitator in sustainability.

A Pleasant Efficient House

Written by homeowner Damien Mills on his experience on building and living in an energy efficient home. For me a “nice” house is open. Open views, open windows, a sense of space and being connected to the outside. As I sit here writing I can see my garden, the stormy skies; there are no lights, [...]

By |2019-09-02T14:40:32+10:30September 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Energy Locals Solar Energy Trading

A long-awaited solution to solar energy sharing has hit South Australia. We have always been pleased to partner with Energy Locals, an energy retailer we believe has the right intentions and skills to disrupt the energy market in Australia. They have now introduced an exciting new opportunity for individuals to gain a little more control [...]

By |2019-03-18T19:58:52+10:30March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Federal Government Energy Efficiency Program – what you should know

The Federal Government has announced that they will provide $50 million in grants to eligible businesses and community organisations through the Energy Efficient Communities Program. Interestingly, some local MPs in South Australia have decided to promote this program through their own networks, leading to some confusion. Here is the information to date as can be [...]

By |2019-03-18T19:42:14+10:30March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Alternative Storage Solutions – Thermal Energy Storage

When it comes to energy storage, batteries are certainly the flavour of the month, however there are other alternatives. Depending on your industry and site capabilities, you may find options such as thermal storage viable. The below extract is written by Heather Smith, SA energy extraordinaire and Tandem Energy consultant. The article focuses on the [...]

By |2018-12-17T08:56:38+10:30December 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Energy Showdown – Retailer vs Spot Market

Most businesses in Australia purchase electricity as a bundled retail product from a licensed retailer. The retailer takes care of the administration of the customer’s supply service, so that the customer need only turn on the switch and electrons start flowing, and a bill turns up each month. In the meantime, the retailer is doing [...]

By |2018-11-16T09:31:11+10:30November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

It pays to shop around for your energy

Like many South Australians, Jemma B and her family installed a solar system from Tandem Energy to help combat our notoriously high energy prices. However, as for many solar owners, this did not result in zero net energy bill, or even credit, at the end of the quarter. Jemma suspected that she was not getting [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:00:45+10:30September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Energy Retail Offer Comparison Report

The Essential Services Commission has released its 2017-18 Energy Retail Offer Comparison Report which compares the electricity and gas retail offers available to South Australian residential and small business customers. It won’t come as a surprise that over the past 12 months average annual electricity retail offer prices have increased. Residential customers saw an average [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:23:03+10:30September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Energy costs continue to rise for businesses

My Business Finance recently reported on the unsustainable nature of rising energy costs in their article “Energy bill shock: $500 a day not sustainable”. Indeed, for many small businesses, a rise in any expense line puts extra pressure on already stressed out owners, if not putting an end to the business altogether. Unfortunately, energy is [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:22:22+10:30September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Sometimes, it’s the little things

When it comes to reducing your energy costs, targeting larger loads, or those used more frequently, makes a lot of sense. Big savings can often be achieved by making small adjustments to the way things are done, or when they are done. But sometimes, it’s the little things escaping our attention that are unknowingly contributing [...]

By |2018-07-27T09:21:52+10:30July 13th, 2018|0 Comments