The Smart Energy Revolution has arrived

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Let your pool GO GREEN this summer
(And feel great about it!)

Did you know pool pumps alone can account for 30% of your total annual household energy use¹, with energy costs adding up to between $660 and $1000 a year²? And most of those costs hit in SUMMER, when the grid is already under pressure!

Amber is a new type of energy retailer that gives you access to wholesale electricity prices so you can now run your pool at the cheapest AND greenest times - when there are more renewables in the grid.

Hear what our customer Heidi had to say

“With Amber we’ve saved up to 30% on our energy bill, which is huge money for us. Now with SmartShift™ we’re getting a further annual saving of around $200 on just running the pool” - Heidi Johns, SA.

Our mission: to save your money while you
save the climate

Amber is an energy retailer on a mission to take Australia
to 100% renewables.
 
We’re letting Aussies in on the secret that renewables are now cheaper than fossil-fuelled power. By taking advantage of this cheaper and greener way to power their homes, Aussies are taking action at home to accelerate our shift towards net zero - while saving money too!

SmartShift™ automatically optimises your home to deliver big savings - here's how it works:

A graph showing the average wholesale electricity price throughout the day, with the cheapest times highlighted as the times when the most renewable energy is available
A graph showing the average wholesale electricity price throughout the day, with the cheapest times highlighted as the times when amber would turn on a customers smart devices

Automating uptake of cheaper, greener energy

While customers save with Amber alone, SmartShift™ is Amber’s newest technology that takes our mission to the next level - by optimising your most energy-hungry home devices so that they run at the cheapest and greenest times each day.

Thanks to support from the South Australian government, opting into SmartShift™ is completely free. We even supply the free smart home device and top you up with a $50 credit on your first Amber bill if you plug it in within 10 days of receiving it.

SmartShift™ is already making a splash in SA

“SmartShift™ really takes the stress out of running expensive equipment - love having an app that lets me make the most of cheaper and greener wholesale energy rates. My pool currently runs on 76% renewables, and I’ve saved over 35% on my power bills since switching over to Amber!”
- Dimitri, SA.

Ready to pump up your pool savings?

Step 1

Join Amber for a simple flat fee of just $15 a month (less than the cost of a coffee each week!) to access electricity at wholesale energy prices that drop when there are more renewables surging in the grid. You can even get paid to use energy!

Step 2

Opt in to SmartShift to automatically run your pool pump at the cheapest, greenest times. Access is free for 12 months thanks to support from the SA government.

Already a customer? Fill out this form to join the program!

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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!

SmartShift™ is also compatible with the
following home devices:

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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.

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 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.

See all SmartShift™ FAQs

References
¹ https://www.energy.gov.au/households/household-guides/life-stages-advice/outdoor-living-guide
² https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/energy-and-environment/using-saving-energy/swimming-pools-and-spas

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