Updated: Nov 30
When it comes to your electricity meter, you might think - if its not broken - theres no need to fix it. Or maybe the lights are switching on so getting an electricity plan that better suits your lifestyle is bottom of the to do list (we hear you!)
But just like many didn't realise the benefits of a smart phone as they started rolling out a decade ago, the benefits of a smart meter may still be unclear. With the launch of the Bright Spark Power Aussie Smart Flat Rate Electricity Plan on November 1, for Essential customers, we are aiming to change all that.
Who is the Aussie Smart Flat Rate Electricity Plan for?
This electricity plan is for Essential Energy regional NSW customers who do not yet have a smart meter - but are ready to consider this change
Of course its available for those who already have a compatible smart meter too!
We're trialling the plan in Essential and will look to other areas of NSW and QLD after we gather some results
Why did we develop the Aussie Smart Flat Rate Electricity Plan?
We already install smart meters at no charge to customers giving them the chance to have the existing meter/s replaced to the newer technology at no cost to them
Smart meters help us help homes and business monitor their electricity usage in (almost) real time.
That makes it easy for customers to have more control of how much they use, when they use electricity, and how much they spend
Plus it helps Bright Spark Power better predict usage patterns to help plan the purchase of more renewable energy
Helping customers transition to smart meters is a key part of delivering on Our Ten Year Plan to get to 100% renewable energy
How can I benefit from the Aussie Smart Flat Rate Electricity Plan?
A smart meter installed at no charge will give you greater visibility of your electricity usage as you'll be able to see how much you are using at different times of day
You do not need to worry about receiving estimated usage charges anymore, as the Smart Meter provides daily usage updates to Bright Spark Power, and we use this Actual usage to invoice you for the electricity you actually used... Not some market estimated guess!
Overall this plan on a smart meter gives you the opportunity to control your usage which ultimately means control of your costs
As we continue to progress on Our Ten-Year Plan goal of sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030, we will also continue to pass on the benefits to you as well.
Where can I find out more about smart meters?
The same blog goes into detail about all the benefits of smart meters including
A smart meter can allow you to better understand and adjust your usage
Smart meters can be read remotely by your electricity provider which means no more estimated usage bills - you pay for what you use.
Businesses can read about how they can level up monitoring and controlling electricity overheads with a smart meter in this blog here
What's involved, when I switch to a compatible smart meter with Bright Spark Power?
Bright Spark Power works with our Aussie metering partner to install a smart meter at the customer premises, at no charge to the customer
Normally the smart meter change is a straightforward agreed appointment with a short 30 to 60 minute interruption to your electricity, while the old meters are removed and replaced with the new Smart Meter
The appointment is arranged with you, to schedule a day and time that suits you best.
Once the meter is replaced, that is it... All done, and you are then on our Aussie Smart Flat Rate plan, and are helping us to drive towards100% renewable sourced electricity by 2030!
The same simple straightforward flat rate, but just that little bit smarter :-)
Search electricity plans for your postcode and get the Aussie Smart Flat Rate for your home today.