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Govt Wants To Pay You To Switch Off Electricity
Oct 11th, 2017 at 5:49pm
 
Power bills: Why the Government wants to pay you to switch off this summer

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October 11 2017


Households and businesses who turn down air conditioners during heatwaves and switch off other appliances like pool pumps would be rewarded under a scheme announced today.

Electricity users in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will be able to volunteer to cut their power use when demand is high in exchange for benefits like rebates on their bills.

Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said a household could be paid $25 each time it switched off at a peak demand time, on top of the saving on its power bills.

But other rewards might include giving people a free day of electricity or a movie voucher. The incentive would depend on the various companies participating in the trial.

The Federal Government is spending nearly $30 million to support the trial and the NSW Government is contributing $7 million.
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Audrey Zibelman, the head of the energy market operator, said it was aimed at managing demand, not "making people sweat in their homes".

She said it would make the system flexible enough to cope if supply fell temporarily, such as if the wind dropped and less wind energy was generated.

Businesses that sign up for the scheme would install monitoring devices to reduce power use on equipment like cool rooms when heatwaves drive extreme power demand.

Mr Frydenberg said the pilot program could save enough power to support more than 100,000 homes — or as much as is generated by a small power station.

He said the system was already used in nations including the United States and New Zealand as a cost-effective way of managing power demand and price spikes as well as preventing outages.
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The scheme is part of a broader switch to managing demand by using smart meters in households as well as making it easy for people to track their power usage online and take advantage of off-peak prices.

NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin compared the plan to the way people learned to reduce their water use during the last major drought.

"It is not about turning the lights off or making people uncomfortable, it is actually just getting smarter about using [electricity], just like we got smarter about using water, and therefore making it efficient and cheaper," Ms Zibelman said.

She said it would make the power system more reliable by having the ability to say "it's going to be hot, the system is stressed — can we use energy a little better?" in a way that customers "don't even notice".

A similar program called PeakSmart already operates in Queensland, offering financial incentives for people who agree to limit air-conditioners to 26 degrees Celsius and have pool pumps turned off during peak demand.
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Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:17pm
 
Politicians could do it, set an example,
and give the rebate dollar value to charity (NOT a political donation to their party of choice)!
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Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm
 
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?
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Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:24pm
 
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm:
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?


You don't want smart meters.

Everyone I know who had these insidious devices installed now has far higher bills than those of us who told them to go to hell.

The Australian grubberment, the worlds largest criminal organisation.
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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:39pm
 
Deary deary me , are the libtards that bereft of policy initiative this is the best they can come up with  Roll Eyes
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Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 7:04pm
 
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm:
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?



Is that why my meter now asks me trivia questions ?
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Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 7:12pm
 
Dnarever wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 7:04pm:
Is that why my meter now asks me trivia questions ?



Maybe, mistakenly, it thinks you smart enough to answer. Wink
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Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 7:50pm
 
This is all a cover to prepare us for blackouts in summer.

In this way the Govt. will blame us for the blackouts -

ohh you didn't switch off your air con when it was 42 degrees.
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It's going to take labor a decade to undo the damage these mongols have done , look in the mirror and give yourself an upper cut if you voted libtards
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Reply #9 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:08pm
 
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm:
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?


you mean those dumb meters that were going to help reduce our electricity bills. What a con that was Sad

The reason why the pollies couldn't wait to get rid of the old mechanical meters was because they gave everyone parity on their feedins which is how it should be.
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Leftwinger wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:07pm:
It's going to take labor a decade to undo the damage these mongols have done , look in the mirror and give yourself an upper cut if you voted libtards



Privatisation of essential services:

Who sold Hazelwood power station to a French company
and then allowed that company to run the power station into the ground
so badly that when it was closed it required $750 million to fix it?
In the meantime of course that French company squeezed every last penny out of the place and
took off overseas with our money.
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Reply #11 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:28pm
 
Sir lastnail wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:08pm:
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm:
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?


you mean those dumb meters that were going to help reduce our electricity bills. What a con that was Sad

The reason why the pollies couldn't wait to get rid of the old mechanical meters was because they gave everyone parity on their feedins which is how it should be.


yes. Those meters. How will they know if you abide by a promise to set your aircon to a higher temperature?
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Reply #12 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
Leftwinger wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:07pm:
It's going to take labor a decade to undo the damage these mongols have done , look in the mirror and give yourself an upper cut if you voted libtards


That will be a first.

The only saving grace of turnbull is that he is as hopeless as your lot, so no nice surplus or savings for Labor to blow.
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Reply #13 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:57pm
 
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:28pm:
Sir lastnail wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:08pm:
lee wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:21pm:
Has everybody got Smart Meters or is it all promissory?


you mean those dumb meters that were going to help reduce our electricity bills. What a con that was Sad

The reason why the pollies couldn't wait to get rid of the old mechanical meters was because they gave everyone parity on their feedins which is how it should be.


yes. Those meters. How will they know if you abide by a promise to set your aircon to a higher temperature?



They won't -

this is all a cover to prepare us for blackouts in summer.
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Reply #14 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 9:21pm
 
Sir Bobby wrote on Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:57pm:
this is all a cover to prepare us for blackouts in summer.



That was a forgone conclusion when AEMO, in their report to government, admitted that windpower would probably only supply 2-5% of nameplate capacity, based on their data from previous years.
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