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Unfortunately you are not eligible for our GoodGrid Residential program at this stage.

 

While we have been unable to include you in this program at this time, you are still able contribute to the community’s energy saving efforts.

Aside from reducing your electricity bills, your efforts will help stabilise Victoria’s electricity use and help prevent potential power outages.

Days of extreme temperatures often cause a dramatic increase in electricity use across the state as people turn up their air conditioners and other appliances during the hot weather.

On these days, you can contribute by implementing some of the below tips at home:

  1. Consider setting your air conditioner above 23°C. Every degree lower can add 5-10% to the unit’s overall energy consumption.
  2. Pre-cool your house during the day to help the network during peak hours.
  3. Keep curtains and window shades closed during the day to keep the heat out. Open your curtains at night.
  4. Set your fridge temperature to 4-5°C. Below this it costs more to run, and older fridges can frost up.
  5. Use cold water for the washing machine and save up to 80% in energy.

We are not asking everyone to follow these energy saving tips, especially elderly people, those with young children or people who are ill.

Consider your situation when deciding whether you can implement these tips.

Please visit the below links for further resources to assist you with reducing your energy consumption.

https://ausnetservices.com.au/myHomeEnergy/Login AusNet Services' consumer portal where you will be able to monitor, budget and assess your energy consumption.

https://www.energy.gov.au/ Australian Governments practical advice to reduce your energy bills AusNet Services' consumer portal where you will be able to monitor, budget and assess your energy consumption.

https://www.victorianenergysaver.vic.gov.au/ Victorian Governments information and tools to save energy and money on bills