I have solar
For most people with solar, the best way to save is to use more solar electricity at home and, as a result, buy less from your power company… us! This is because we pay more to buy grid electricity than we get paid for our solar power.
However if you installed solar a number of years ago (probably prior to 2014) you might be on a premium feed-in tariff from the government. If this is the case, and you’re being paid more for your solar electricity than you buy grid power for, you should export as much solar to the grid as you can.
So, if you’re on a premium feed-in tariff (generally above 30c/kWh): Export your solar generation during the day, use grid electricity in the evening.
If you’re on a standard feed-in tariff (generally below 30c/kWh): Use your solar generation during the day, minimise grid usage in the evening.
I don’t have solar
Whether you have solar or not, our online tools and mobile app allow you to track your power use – and of course, one of the best ways to save on your bill is to reduce your power usage. By investing in energy efficient appliances you can also help change your usage habits.
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