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Why is my bill so high?

Does your business electricity bill seem higher than normal? Electricity usage can be affected by a range of factors. Here are some things to keep in mind when reviewing power use in your company.

How does the weather impact my business's electricity consumption?

Both hot and cold temperatures have an effect on the way your business uses energy. A heat wave may result in extra air conditioning use, while the winter months will see people turning up the heaters. Have you noticed differences in the weather recently?

Set the air conditioner temperature just right for the season

The ideal temperature in summer is 24 degrees, and between 18-20°C in winter. Even 1°C difference in thermostat temperature can increase running costs.


How can you reduce the impact of appliances?

Each night before you leave, ensure any non-essential appliances such as computers and microwaves are turned off at the wall . Make the most of in-built "energy saving" modes your appliances and electronic devices may have.

Installing timers and sensors can help to make sure you only use electrical equipment, appliances and lighting only when they are needed.


Can solar help?

To help reduce your electricity costs, a rooftop solar PV system could  reduce your electricity consumption from the grid. 

Explore if solar could be a good choice for your business.

If your business already has a solar PV system, make sure are making the most of the electricity it generates when it is generating (unless you have a battery) to offset the amount of electricity you need to purchase from the grid.

By making some simple habit switches, you can use as much of the electricity generated by your solar PV system during the day as possible.


Understand your electricity consumption

An energy audit could help you to identify areas  to improve your energy efficiency and explore how to reduce your electricity usage in your business. There might be an upfront cost initially, however it could help to improve your energy efficiency in the longer term and reduce your electricity costs.


What can I do to track my electricity use?

Take advantage of our account management tool, My Account to track your electricity usage history. By looking at when you've used the most power, you can work out what may be contributing to a high electricity bill.

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