Energex has launched it’s PeakSmart air-conditioning program. The program will allow users to reduce peak demand by capping their energy consumption for short periods over summer. Households and businesses who install a new air-conditioner are eligible to be rewarded up to $500 by connecting it to the PeakSmart program. Customer’s who sign up to the program are provided with a signal receiver which is connected to the air-conditioner unit on installation. During times of peak demand, a signal is sent from Energex to the unit which caps it’s energy consumption.
Customers can claim up to five rewards (per premise) for any type of PeakSmart enabled air-conditioning unit. These rewards include:
– A $150 reward for units with a cooling capacity less than 4kW
– A $250 reward for units with a cooling capacity between 4kW and 10kW
– A $500 reward for units with a cooling capacity of 10kW or more