Did you know that smart meters make it possible for you to monitor and check your household energy use?
In-home displays (IHDs) connected to your meter show your electricity usage data via a secure wireless connection.
This means you can monitor your electricity consumption in close to real time. You can obtain detailed data about current usage, how much you've used in the past and what it's costing you. This can help you to understand and manage your energy use and costs.
Worldwide trials have shown that these devices have helped households to reduce their electricity use by between 5 and 15%.
The Victorian Government is committed to helping households reduce their bills by offering financial incentives for installing IHDs.
By participating, you can save money on the upgrade costs and monitor your energy behaviour more easily. This could help reduce your energy bill and help the environment.
As with any market, it's worth shopping around and working out the right fit for your needs. Check the table below to find an accredited provider in your area but, when searching, remember to find the best deal by following these tips:
Check out accredited providers
There is a range of businesses accredited under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program offering different types of products, services, expertise and costs.
Ensure the product's suitability
There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.
Check the level of incentive
The amount of incentive an accredited provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.