Home Energy Management System Pilot

You're invited to join our pilot of Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) - cutting-edge smart devices designed to improve energy use in the home. Only customers in selected suburbs in and around Brisbane have received an invitation. We're looking for a maximum of 500 customers to join the pilot.

Interested? Please express your interest on the form below. By joining the pilot, you'll experience what it’s like to have a HEMS in your home and better understand how you use energy. And, we’ll learn more about how new technologies like these integrate with our network.

Your HEMS will be set up to optimise energy consumption in your home. It can manage electricity load for major appliances like solar PV, battery storage systems, swimming pools, air conditioners and hot water systems. As a ‘set and forget’ solution, once the HEMS is set up you can sit back and monitor your energy savings on the app or portal provided.

See below for information about the pilot offers, the Expression of Interest Form, and you can also read our Frequently Asked Questions.

HEMS service providers offers

As part of the pilot, we're working with several HEMS service providers. To join the pilot, you’ll need to partner with one of them. Each of the service providers has their own offer to encourage you to partner with them.

Please review each of the service providers and their offers below. If you would like to partner with one of them, or you would like more information from one or more of them, please complete the Expressions of Interest Form. The service providers you’ve chosen will then contact you directly.

Please note: If you decide not to proceed with any of the service providers that you initially spoke to, you can complete the Expression of Interest Form again, and speak to one or more of the other service providers.

Wonder Systems offer

Wonder Systems is an Australian technology company working in energy infrastructure development. Their WonderWatt Internet-of-Things platform optimises energy consumption and generation in homes and enables participation in demand response programs from Energex or your preferred electricity retailer. A WonderWatt system can reduce your electricity bills and help maintain grid availability in your area.

Pilot offer:

  • Free# WonderWatt system in your home to monitor and manage compatible appliances such as pool pumps, hot water systems, air conditioning systems, battery storage, and renewable generation systems.

You can:

  • Monitor your energy use
  • Remotely control connected appliances
  • Opt into or out of any called demand response events*called by either Energex or your preferred electricity retailer, during very high electricity demand periods to maintain grid availability. There will be a financial incentive to participate in these events. This may vary by electricity retailer and over time.

After the pilot?

At the completion of the pilot, you may continue to use your WonderWatt system with an annual paid subscription. Price to be advised.

#Conditions apply. Offer is only valid while stocks last to customers with compatible appliances. Customers will need to set up the supplied hardware on their home WiFi network and download a mobile app.

*An event is the alteration of power to your appliances managed by the HEMS. We will be looking at the opportunities the HEMS provides us to manage electricity network demand and other issues with minimal/no impact on your lifestyle. There may be up to 20 events from 1 December 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Reposit offer

Reposit is best known for their smart technology for your Solar Battery. Reposit is an award winning, quick and easy add-on to your solar battery. Reposit learns when and how your household uses electricity, predicts how much solar you will generate, can top up your battery when grid electricity is cheap in preparation for cloudy days and gives you the opportunity to be paid for energy delivered in response to an event* request.

Pilot offer:

  • Purchase a discounted Reposit HEMS kit and get a 50% cashback once activated
  • Free ongoing Reposit App and Support Services.

You can:

  • See your past, real-time and predicted household usage, energy costs, solar generation and battery state of charge
  • View and track your power bill
  • Receive alerts and insights into how you can reduce your bill even further
  • Make your first step into smart home automation using your excess solar.

After the pilot?

You get to keep the Reposit HEMS kit and access to the Reposit App and Support Services at no additional cost after the pilot has ended.

*An event is the alteration of power to your appliances managed by the HEMS. We will be looking at the opportunities the HEMS provides us to manage electricity network demand and other issues with minimal/no impact on your lifestyle. There may be up to 20 events from 1 December 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Solahart offer

Solahart is an Australian based world leader in solar innovation with over 65 years’ of design and innovation in solar technology. Solahart provides solar hot water, solar power (PV), battery storage and Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS).

Pilot offer:

Use your excess solar power to reduce your energy bills further!

  1. Install a Solahart PowerStore smart water heater or battery storage system, plus a solar PV system (5kW and above), and receive a free Solahart Gateway with 2 years' HEMS software access (save $1,149)
  2. Install a Solahart Solar PV system (5kW and above), and receive 50% off the installed price of a Solahart Gateway, along with 2 years' HEMS software access (save $574)
  3. Add a Solahart PowerStore or battery storage system to your existing solar PV system, and receive 50% off the installed price of a Solahart Gateway, along with 2 years' HEMS software access (save $574).

HEMS fees are waived for the first two years from the activation date.

You get:

  • A free online portal to view your home energy consumption and savings in real-time and to also access historical data
  • The ability to control the performance of supported smart appliances, including battery systems, PowerStore and pool pumps
  • Advanced forward weather prediction to optimise your solar PV self-consumption with controlled appliances
  • The ability to integrate with other appliances over time with the future releases of our end-point control devices.

After the pilot?

After the HEMS Pilot, you'll be able to continue your HEMS service from Solahart, under their normal offer conditions.

To learn more please go to https://www.solahart.com.au/landing-pages/energy-qld-offer/

Intelligent Automation offer

Intelligent Automation's Gswitch is an affordable energy management system which makes it accessible for anyone looking to move towards a “smarter” home. Gswitch offers complete customisation to lifestyle and options for demand response control, as well as reducing costs and embracing renewable energy sources for the future.

Pilot offer:

A discounted, flat-rate installation of the Gswitch solution and a small service fee - savings of over $1,700!

  • Pilot participants cost is $690 including installation (on approved sites only)
  • $2 per month service fee, for the duration of pilot program, billed annually (upfront cost)

You get:

  • Access to cheaper tariffs - take advantage of cheaper energy prices being offered by major energy retailers
  • Save up to 25% off your power bill
  • Paid $15 for every demand response event* called during the pilot
  • Automatic control of appliances on wholesale pricing - earn money by moving to a wholesale pricing tariff, automatically turn appliances on and off to take advantage of market pricing
  • Solar diversion program - make the most of your solar by letting the system automatically schedule which appliances should be used based on the amount of solar you are generating
  • Real time monitoring
  • Remote access to your own Gswitch - turn appliances on and off remotely, monitor usage when on holidays
  • Scheduling of appliances - create automatic schedules for appliances to turn on/off using our easy to use Gswitch portal
  • Free energy consultation to further reduce your energy bills.

After the pilot?

At the end of the pilot you can choose to join the Intelligent Automation premium service for a monthly subscription fee (to continue to maximise your savings). Otherwise, keep the HEMS and access data, and schedule appliance usage yourself locally.

*An event is the alteration of power to your appliances managed by the HEMS. We will be looking at the opportunities the HEMS provides us to manage electricity network demand and other issues with minimal/no impact on your lifestyle. There may be up to 20 events from 1 December 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Evergen offer

Evergen designs and installs energy systems comprising solar, batteries and intelligent energy management software developed in partnership with the CSIRO.

Pilot offer:

  • Buy a 10.3kWh battery from us and we’ll give you a 5.6KW tier 1 solar system for FREE!

You get:

  • World class software that maximises your savings and connects you to the grid
  • Highest quality hardware and long-term support and warranties (EvergenCare)
  • Retail energy subscription setup to maximise your benefits
  • Remote monitoring of your system by experts for optimal operation and fault detection
  • Maximum savings on your electricity bill
  • An app and a portal to give you access to monitor your savings, benefits, and goals.

After the pilot?

You’ll continue to get all the benefits of your system, support, monitoring, and ongoing optimisation.

Expression of Interest form

Please submit the form below and the service provider/s you select will contact you as soon as possible.

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