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Outsmart the energy market

SA Amber customers already save around $349 a year on their energy bills.

Now, South Australians can save an extra $150 - 400 by tapping into our SmartShift™ technology which automatically runs certain home appliances at times when energy is cheaper and greener. It's a no brainer.

Amber's SmartShift App on a smartphone

Amber is an energy provider that offers Aussies like you a cheaper and greener way to power your home.

SmartShift™ is Amber’s newest technology, designed to accelerate our transition to 100% renewables by automating your home appliances to run at the cheapest and greenest times each day.

We’re searching for 1,000 future-focused South Australians with a pool pump, electric hot water system or an eligible home battery to participate in a SA government funded trial aimed at helping people save money on their energy bills — while saving the planet in the process. Find out more!

SmartShift™ automatically optimises your home to deliver big savings

Here's how it works

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Some household appliances, like electric hot water systems, pool pumps and home batteries have flexibility in the times that they use power from the grid (or when they charge and discharge power in the case of home batteries) while still providing their full service to you.

SmartShift makes these devices smarter by optimising them to automatically shift some of your energy usage to times when the wholesale electricity price is cheaper. It works by controlling your appliances with either a small physical SmartShift™ device or by remotely accessing the SmartShift™ service (depending on the appliance). Pool pump and hot water owners will receive a free smart device as part of our South Australian Beta program.

SmartShiftBeta Eligibility

We've received support from the SA Government's Demand Management Trials Program to offer SmartShift™ free for 12 months to 1,000 South Australian Amber customers in return for usage data and feedback.

If you live in SA you can now join Amber and start accessing wholesale power prices. If you have one of the eligible devices below you can also apply to be part of the SmartShift™ Beta program.

Don't own one of the below devices?
Although you can't participate in the SmartShift™ Beta right now you can still join Amber to access the real-time wholesale price of energy. Amber customers will have the opportunity to use SmartShift™ with many other household appliances and devices in the future.
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Electric Hot Water

You could save up to $175 per year on your Amber bills and get a free SmartShift™ device
Your hot water system needs to be electric and have a storage tank.
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Household Battery

BEST IN MARKET GUARANTEE: 
For SA battery customers we guarantee your new annual energy bill with Amber and SmartShift™ will be $300 lower than any competing in-market offer - or we’ll credit you the difference.
(See detailed terms and conditions here)
SmartShift™ is currently compatible with Tesla PowerwallLG Chem with Solar Edge inverter (more coming soon)
More battery info

Pool Pump

You could save up to $150 per year on your Amber bills and get a free SmartShift™ device
Your pool pump must plug into a standard power outlet.

Ready to optimise your home?

Step 1

Join Amber for a simple flat fee of just $15 per month to access electricity at wholesale energy prices.

Step 2

Opt in for 12 months free access to SmartShift™ to automatically maximise returns for your home energy!

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Clare Rainbow
Special Projects Manager

Clare is available to answer any questions you have, talk all things energy, feed-in tariffs and nerdy tech stats!

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Discover why SmartShift™ is the future for S.A. battery owners.

S.A. Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan

“Households and small businesses are set to be the big winners from the smart technology being trialled by Amber Electric.”S.A. Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan

Need to know more?

We've put together some handy links below to help you learn more about how Amber's SmartShift™ Beta works. If you can't find what you're looking for on our website please get in touch.

Do I need to be an Amber customer to be part of the SmartShift™ Beta?

Yes, you do. That's because SmartShift™ is only possible if you're paying Amber's varying wholesale power prices, which allow you to save by using power at cheaper and greener times. To participate in the SmartShift™ Beta program we'll ask you to switch to Amber for a minimum commitment of 12 months. This helps us make sure we have enough time to get you up and running and get data on your results.

How does SmartShift™ optimise home batteries?

Supported home batteries can connect to the SmartShift™ algorithm remotely, so there's no need for a physical device. SmartShift™ optimises batteries to discharge at times when the wholesale price is more expensive than usual, lowering the overall cost of your energy usage. That's because you'll be using power from the grid at times when energy is cheaper and greener, and using power from your battery at times when energy is more expensive. You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your battery, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app. Read more about how we optimise home batteries here.

How does SmartShift™ optimise electric hot water systems?

If accepted into the Beta program with your hot water system, we'll organise for a SmartShift™ device to be installed into your meter box. You'll get the device for free. This device will optimise your electric hot water system to run at times when the wholesale price of energy is cheaper and greener, while still providing you with hot water round the clock. You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your electric hot water system, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

How does SmartShift™ optimise pool pumps?

If accepted into the Beta program with your pool pump we'll send you a free SmartShift™ device. This device sits between your pool pump's power plug and your power socket, controlling the flow of power based on Amber's 30 minute wholesale prices. We know that pool pumps can be noisy and may also be linked to chlorinators that require sunlight, so SmartShift™ will only run your pool pump at cheaper and greener times within a window of time that you specify to us (e.g. 7am - 7pm). You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your pool pump, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

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