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Single Rate vs Time of Use? Did you know that most customers are not using their best Electricity Tariff Type?
Do you know that switching Tariff Type can Save you money and Empower Renewables?

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Peter and Ann’s Quest for the Perfect Energy Plan 🌟

Peter and Ann, Melbourne residents and savvy consumers, have a mission: to find the most cost-effective electricity plan to power their lives for the year ahead.

Energy Umpire put their smart calculator to work and found the best electricity plans for each Tariff Type.

  • Anytime Best Plan (Single Rate)⚡: Annual Cost: $1105
    Prices are the same at all times, Most customers have this rate type, but often it’s not the best choice…
  • Time of Use Best plan 🌞:Annual Cost: $973
    Prices are higher in the evening but lower all day and overnight.. Peter and Ann can save already without any change when they use electricity, and save more by moving some peak use to off peak times.
  • Demand Best plan💡:Annual Cost: $1206
    This tariff type has a charge for you maximum usage in a half hour period in the month. Other usage is usually charged on a lower anytime rate.The demand tariff type can suit customers with many applications in their home..

Armed with these options, Peter and Ann can make an informed choice and enjoy the cost-effective electricity. Which plan would you choose?

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What you need to know about
Single Rate vs Time of Use and more

Traditionally, customers pay the same for electricity whenever they use it, on what is called a single rate tariff or anytime tariff. Such Single rate tariffs do not support the use of renewable electricity.
Electricity is cheaper to produce when solar and wind power exceed electricity demand, which is most of the time except in the late afternoon and evening. Time of use tariffs reflect these costs to customers and encourage usage outside the late afternoon and evening peak. .

The most simple and most common tariff type is often called Single Rate or Anytime, because all energy is charged at the same rate irrespective of when the energy is consumed. Around 75% of homes and small businesses in Australia have this price structure.

Time of Use tariffs have 2 (or sometimes 3) time periods. Energy consumed in each of these periods is charged at different rates. Typical Time of Use tariffs for homes have peak rates from 3 pm to 9 or 10 pm with off peak rates at all other times. The aim of these tariffs is to encourage usage outside the evening peak times. Some suppliers have novel offers where electricity is free from noon till 2 pm, a so called ‘free lunch’. Some provders use daylight saving time while others use standard time. These differences can translate to real dollars in your pocket.

In addition to energy charges, Demand tariffs have a separate charge for the maximum energy use in any half hour period during the month. These tariffs have mainly applied to larger business customers till recently but are now available for home customers too.
Demand tariffs give customers an incentive to reduce their usage at peak times and are more focussed on giving customers an incentive to reduce their maximum call on the distribution and transmission systems.

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