What you need to know

Understanding your retail energy bill – Getting a good deal on energy requires you to understand the various charges you are paying and how to assess them.

Understanding your energy requirements – The price you pay for energy is influenced by when and how you access the network. Therefore, understanding and managing your demand profile can help you control your electricity charges.

Tracking energy pricing information – There are several information sources which can help you track energy price movements, and be better prepared to negotiate procurement contracts.

Retail procurement options – End users have a number of options for dealing with retailers, each of which has advantages and disadvantages.

Ways to save

  • Substitution of energy source

    Substitution involves changing the source of energy, for example switching from electricity to gas, or by using onsite generation or...
  • Peak shaving

    Reducing energy use at peak times is called peak shaving or peak clipping. Peak shaving can realise a range of...
  • Load shifting

    Load shifting involves shifting energy consumption to another time period, typically when prices are lower. It can generate returns that...
  • Improving energy efficiency

    Implementing energy efficiency opportunities permanently reduces energy usage, lowering total demand and consumption charges. This results in a downward shift...