Electricity ‘smart’ meters are becoming available in NSW so now is a good time to look at whether getting one is a good option for your home or business.
Smart meters can give you access to a range of energy plans and services that can help you save on your bills, such as:
- access to time of use plans that have lower rates at off-peak periods
- up-to-date information about energy usage and costs.
Having a smart meter is voluntary in NSW. A number of retailers are offering energy services that include installing a smart meter. NSW customers can choose which retailer installs their meter.
The NSW Government’s Solar Bonus Scheme has closed, meaning customers on the scheme will no longer receive a subsidised feed-in tariff after 31 December 2016.
For scheme customers, now is a good time for you to investigate your metering and contract options to make sure you get the most out of your solar electricity system when the scheme ends.
While the Solar Bonus Scheme feed-in tariff is ending, retailers are still free to offer their own feed-in tariffs, so it also a good time to see what competing retailers have to offer.
More information about the scheme closure can be found on the NSW Division of Resources & Energy’s website or by contacting electricity retailers.
To see what feed-in tariffs retailers are offering to customers in NSW, find an energy plan.