In summer, the staff and I here at the Digital Life Labs decided to take a punt and switch electricity providers to Amber Electric, a Melbourne-based power company which retails power at wholesale rates in an effort to encourage more Australians to shift to renewables.
Amber customers with solar, electric vehicles or batteries at home have been drawn to its unique business model, which automates customers’ batteries to discharge around 6pm each day, earning them money as they pump much-needed renewable energy into the grid.
Adelaide resident Oscar Williams managed to save himself money by going green and signing up to energy provider Amber, which allowed him to just pay wholesale prices for a small cost of $15 each month for access to renewable energy.
Amber acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present, and emerging.
Amber passes through wholesale electricity prices directly at the cost to us, this includes: wholesale energy costs, hedging costs, network charges (per kWh and per day), metering costs, environmental costs and carbon offset costs.