Capacity Charges and Summer Demand Management

For unbundled customers, Capacity Charges have been reset for the start of the October 2022 capacity year.  These charges are based on consumption during the summer of 21-22.  If you participated in Change Energy’s Summer Demand Management Program and reduced your consumption when we issued peak alerts, your Capacity Charges could now be dramatically reduced.

Calculation of Capacity Cost

Change Energy provides Summer Demand Alerts to customers that have registered for our program. The aim of the program is to assist in reducing capacity costs for the coming year.

At the end of each summer the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) identifies the four days in December-March on which the grid experienced the highest demand. On each of these four days, the three 30-minute intervals showing highest demand for the day form the total 12 peak intervals are used to calculate each customer’s Capacity Charges for the 12 months from the following October.  

If you have any questions or would like to sign up to our Summer Demand Program for next season, please contact us to register your details for the program (free to all Change Energy customers with no obligation to participate).