If you have solar and/or a battery, you’re in a prime position to reap the financial rewards of higher wholesale prices and accelerate the renewables transition with Amber.

If you export more energy than you use, you can start maximising the value of your solar and battery, and shifting profits away from fossil fuel generators.

Switch to Amber to make a bigger financial and climate impact

Due to local and global energy market volatility, wholesale prices have reached record highs. 

If you don’t have solar or a battery, you’re likely to be better off financially with a traditional retail electricity retailer in the short term.

However, many retailers have been raising their prices since the new financial year began.

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WHOLESALE PRICING

Access real-time wholesale electricity prices with Amber. Pay less for electricity when cheaper renewables are generating.
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Average savings
for Amber customers

(In the last 12 months)
99%
on average vs. the Victorian Default Offer
(the Govt. reference price for energy)
Reference price
$123
savings (inc. GST) for a typical household using 4000 kWh General Usage and 2000 kWh Controlled Load Usage each year
Savings include bonuses paid out to all Amber customers over winter months in 2021.

The break down

All prices are inclusive of GST*
Average general usage price
26.6
¢/
kWh
The average real-time wholesale price of electricity in your area. This is the generation price of power plus the cost of responsibly and reliably getting power to your home (with no retail markup!).
Average General Usage price before bonus was xx¢/kWh
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Av. Solar feed-in tariff
26.6
¢/
kWh
The average real-time wholesale feed-in tariff for all solar exports. This doesn’t take into account any government rebates or state regulated minimum feed-in tariffs.
If you have solar we guarantee that your total annual bill with us will never be more than the prices quoted in your applicable fact sheet (including the govt. minimum feed-in tariff earned for your exports). Learn more
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Av. Controlled load price
26.6
¢/
kWh
The real-time wholesale price of a Controlled load tariff (J tariff).
See breakdown
Daily supply charge
26.6
¢/
Day
The wholesale daily costs we must pay to supply power to your property.
See breakdown
Amber Subscription
$15
/mo.
This is our only margin for running the retail side of the business!
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What happens when the wholesale
price isn't the cheapest

Buying wholesale electricity is on average cheaper for most customers over the course of a year. But wholesale prices aren't cheaper in every hour, day, or month of the year.

We'll send you a notification ahead of the few hours each year when the wholesale price spikes and fossil fuel generators can drive prices up to ~$19/kWh.

Shifting away from these times saves on your energy bills and is also one of the best ways to keep extra profits out of the pockets of coal and gas too.

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TRANSPARENT ELECTRICITY PRICING AND PLANS

Carbon Neutral Plans

Amber helps you go beyond offsetting to use more green energy. For any fossil fuel use you can't avoid, we offer your choice of: 100% Carbon Neutral or 100% GreenPower.

No lock-in contracts

Switching out of Amber is as easy as switching over. Although we're pretty sure you'll want to stick around.

Annual Bill Guarantee

We guarantee that, over the course of a financial year, you'll never pay more than our Annual Bill Guarantee rates on average, or we will credit you the difference. Learn more

Common questions we get asked

How is Amber different to other energy providers?

Amber was founded by climate activist Dan Adams and techie mate Chris Thompson to solve the biggest problem holding Australia back from reaching 100% renewable energy: making it easier and rewarding for more Aussies to use more green energy and act on climate change. While other green energy providers focus on offsetting your fossil fuel energy use, we’re laser-focused on helping you reduce your fossil fuel use in the first place.

I'm on a green energy plan. Aren't I already using more green energy?

Right now, for anyone on a traditional retail energy plan - even a green energy plan - it’s very hard to actually use more green energy. We all draw power from the same grid and traditional plans don’t provide you with the tools you need - for example, live wholesale energy prices that drop when there’s more green energy in the grid, and the % of renewable energy in real time. Amber empowers you to make a choice.

What exactly are wholesale prices?

All energy retailers buy their electricity from the same wholesale electricity market, where prices are set every 30 minutes. The wholesale price is the true price for your usage that Amber (and other retailers) have to pay to provide you energy. The wholesale price includes wholesale energy costs (which vary every 30 mins), hedging costs, the rates charged by your local network (who own the poles and wires), metering costs and regulated charges for environmental schemes and market operations. We also add on a carbon offset to make your energy use carbon neutral. Find out more here

Why does Amber charge a subscription fee?

While Amber offers the same 100% Carbon Neutral and GreenPower plans as other electricity providers, our model goes a step further than the rest. For a $15 a month subscription, you get access to wholesale electricity prices and the Amber app which enable you to shift more of your energy use to when power is both greener and cheaper.

Unlike other energy retailers who charge a mark-up on the energy you use, Amber makes exactly $0 on your energy usage and empowers you to go beyond offsetting. We’re so committed to our ​​mission that the monthly fee is the only revenue we generate to run the business.