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Solar that Makes Sense

Change Energy offers commercial solar systems plus we do the number crunching for you. We partner with quality product suppliers and accredited solar install teams with strong service history.

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Western Power Network Tariffs are Changing on 1 July

  • Network tariffs make up between 30-50% of an electricity bill
  • The Economic Regulation Authority gave final approval to Western Power’s new tariffs on 28 February 2019
  • Existing tariffs are increasing 5-8%
  • For the first time since deregulation, new tariffs have been created and the structure of some existing tariffs has been changed
  • Change Energy will analyse the new tariffs to ensure the lowest possible cost for our customers – expect changes on bills in August for July consumption.
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Rules and Regulations – the WA Energy Market is Changing

What’s new:

  • The electricity  market and infrastructure need to change to keep up with advances in technology, changing consumer demand and the uptake of solar PV
  • The WA Energy Transformation Strategy has been created to guide the future of energy generation and supply to meet the changing needs of the market.
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2018-19 Financial Year Solar buyback

Change Energy will be issuing statements for the 2018-19 Financial year to customers eligible for solar buyback.  Due to GST rules, Change Energy requires customers to send us an invoice in order to make payment on any solar exported back to the grid.

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Western Power Network Tariffs

  • Network tariffs make up between 30-50% of your electricity bill
  • The Economic Regulation Authority approves Western Power’s tariffs for 5-year periods
  • New tariffs to be set for July 2019
  • Change Energy will analyse the new tariffs to ensure the lowest possible cost for our customers
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Electricity Summer Demand

If you can reduce your electricity demand when the grid is at its peak, you could save over 20% on your electricity bill.

The alerts we sent last summer will save customers over $100,000 this year because they reduced electricity demand during peak periods. One customer is now saving 25% compared to last year’s electricity bill.

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Solar, batteries and the grid

  • Solar pricing continues downward trend – payback period is typically 3 years or less
  • “Duck” Curve: is WA’s grid getting close to peak solar?
  • Commercial sized batteries are still not economically viable
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