Green mission, green model
Feeling Shellshocked? Go beyond carbon offsetting to use energy at its greenest. Join today and we'll also donate $100 to an environmental NGO of your choice.
A few thoughts from Dan, Amber’s co-CEO
We’re an Aussie energy provider supporting the transition to 100% renewables. We do this by empowering our customers to actually use more of their energy at the times when wind and solar are powering the grid. And we make exactly $0 off your energy usage, unlike most other providers out there.Switch to Amber today
Putting $$$ where our mouth is
When it comes to preserving our climate, it’s important we stick together and do everything we can to invest in a greener future. It’s why we’re extending our offer of a $100 donation to an environmental NGO of your choice for every Powershop customer who switches to Amber by 7 December.
While Amber offers the same 100% Carbon Neutral and GreenPower plans as other green 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.
We empower Aussies to make the most of renewable energy to power their homes. See how wholesale prices drop when there’s more cheap sun and wind in the grid. Use more energy at these times to cut your costs and your carbon footprint.
In just 3 minutes, you can make a huge impact on Australia’s transition to 100% renewables.
With one million customers, we can shut down a coal fired power plant.
All you have
to do is sign up online, with your billing information and ID at
your current provider to arrange a seamless switch (you won’t lose power at
You enter a
10 day cooling off period, during which you can easily switch back to your old retailer if
Sweet! You’ve joined a community of empowered Aussies choosing to do home energy differently for a subscription fee that costs less than a coffee per week.
We'll arrange for your meter read within a couple days of signing up to Amber
If you don’t have a smart meter, we’ll get our partner to put one in for you at no cost.
Start viewing live prices and get insights on your energy usage.
Renewables are now the cheapest form of energy, which is why the majority of Amber customers save significantly on their bills, in addition to boosting their green impact. But to give you peace of mind about our wholesale model, we also make a promise: we’ll credit you the difference if you pay more than the Default Market Offer for energy retailers over a 12 month period.
There are no lock-in contracts, no exit fees, and no nonsense if you decide Amber’s not for you.
When it comes to going green, Amber’s doing energy differently.
With Amber, a $15 monthly subscription fee empowers you to access wholesale energy prices that drop when there are more renewables in the grid.
With the Amber app, you can save even more by shifting your usage to greener, cheaper times. And by ‘save’, we mean cash and the climate.
Renewable energy is now the cheapest form of power. Our mission is to transition Australia to 100% renewables.
Amber’s whole model is about going beyond offsetting, to incentivise and reward people for shifting WHEN they use power. With Amber, you are empowered to use energy when it is greenest (and cheapest).
In the meantime, the best we can all do is offset any remaining unavoidable carbon emissions from our electricity use. We have two plans to choose from to help you do that:
Through the GreenPower scheme renewable generators are awarded certificates when they generate electricity, and consumers buy these certificates to offset their consumption. This essentially gives renewable energy a price premium over dirty sources, to encourage more development of renewable sources.
The cost of 100% GreenPower scheme is an additional charge per kWh added to the price you pay for energy. Check our pricing factsheets to view current GreenPower pricing for your network.
The big energy retailers earn their money via the retail markup they add to the price of electricity. They make more money when you use more electricity, and when your bills are higher. What’s good for them is bad for you.
We reckon we’ve found a better way to do things. We charge a flat $15 subscription fee to cover the cost of running our business, so we can focus on one thing - helping you lower your electricity bills by unlocking the value of cheap renewables. No hidden costs, no contracts, and no exit fees.
We understand changing electricity retailers is not something you do everyday. Fortunately, it is pretty easy and you won't lose power at any stage in the onboarding process!
After you have signed up online (it only takes 3 minutes), we will take care of everything for you:
1. Meter read: We contact your provider and arrange the final meter read.
2. Smart meter: If you don’t have a smart meter, we’ll get our partner to put one in for you at no cost.
3. Amber app: Download the free Amber app and start viewing live prices and get insights on your energy usage.
And if you change your mind during the 10-day cooling off period, you can easily switch back to your old retailer.
Having a smart meter enables you to see detailed usage data in the Amber app, which means you can be charged the exact wholesale electricity price for your usage as at each 30 minute interval, so you can be rewarded for using power at cheaper and greener times.
Without a smart meter, we can only pass through the typical wholesale rates in your area, because we can't see the times when you used power.
We attempt to install a smart meter for every Amber customer who doesn't already have one. Around 90% of the time we're able to successfully install a smart meter at no additional cost.
But for 5% - 10% of customers there may be some additional works required to create a safe environment for the meter install to take place. If this is the case, we'll explain any additional works that are required, and their cost and you'll always have the option not to proceed and to remain on a basic meter or interval meter if you choose, and will continue to receive Amber's typical wholesale rates.
Amber was founded by two Aussie mates, Chris Thompson and Dan Adams in December 2017 with the goal of using new technologies to benefit customers and build a more sustainable world. Amber is owned by Chris & Dan, Amber’s employees, and our investors.
All Amber staff are granted shares when they join the team. They are passionate about climate impact and take deep ownership and responsibility in driving Amber’s mission forward.
CommBank’s investment and partnership will enable us to fast-track our mission through developing our technology faster and reaching more people sooner. With a million Amber customers we could shift enough demand to replace an entire coal fired power station with wind and solar farms.
The CBA partnership allows us to take the customer base of CBA on the renewables journey with us: Amber will offer services and discounted pricing to CBA customers over time and also collaborate with CBA to provide low-cost finance for household batteries, electric vehicle (EV) chargers and other smart devices.