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I was a happy Powershop customer for years, often buying quite a lot of supply in advance and taking advantage of the discounted upfront pricing. 

I had noticed the discounts got smaller and smaller, along with the offers becoming less frequent. Then, of course, came the Shell buyout!

I'm done with PS, and looking for an alternative provider. Any suggestions? I do need a Feed in Tariff, but it's not a deal breaker as I prefer to charge the EV and/or heat the pool rather than feed back into the grid anyway.

I love the app smarts of Powershop though. Not sure if any other providers have similar?

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I've changed to Amber Energy, it really suits my circumstances, at least so far through summer. They offer wholesale power rates and a fixed monthly fee so their profit isn't related to my consumption. There are about 4-5 hours a day of higher rates (>30c kWh) during which time we run off our battery anyway. The rest of the time we are paying <20c kWh and our power bill, including car charging has gone from $200 a month under Powershop to $60. Feed-in is also at market rates, although I tru to minimise feed-in and just trickle charge the car on a 10A circuit.

I can't thank Shell enough for buying Powershop and triggering our move to Amber

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6 hours ago, Marc said:

I was a happy Powershop customer for years, often buying quite a lot of supply in advance and taking advantage of the discounted upfront pricing. 

I had noticed the discounts got smaller and smaller, along with the offers becoming less frequent. Then, of course, came the Shell buyout!

I'm done with PS, and looking for an alternative provider. Any suggestions? I do need a Feed in Tariff, but it's not a deal breaker as I prefer to charge the EV and/or heat the pool rather than feed back into the grid anyway.

I love the app smarts of Powershop though. Not sure if any other providers have similar?

Can't see the Shell buyout is a bad thing - they need to decarbonise too and are making some good investments. 

Would sooner stick a HEMS on your home for the app functionality if you need it.

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2 minutes ago, Prof Tournesol said:

Are they de-carbonising?

Yeah, they have to, not least as it's cheaper. Same goes all petrochems. Brand and organisation are their main challenges, but where they need to head has been clear for a few years now, as has been the transition.

Just now, Prof Tournesol said:

What is a HEMS?

Home Energy Mnagement System.

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1 hour ago, Prof Tournesol said:

That's me, or my wife when she goes around switching things off

That's effective

If you could only train another ~25M Aussies to do similarly 😄 

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