Power2U Aircon Saver is an Ausgrid initiative to partner with customers to better manage the electricity supply in the Gillieston Heights area. For Summer 2021-2022 (1 December 2021-31 March 2022), we are continuing the program for another year with our existing program participants.
Existing participants will have had a signal receiver installed on their air conditioners by a qualified technician. This signal receiver enables Ausgrid to remotely activate the in-built power saving modes on customers’ air conditioners for three to five hours if required. We may not need to activate participants’ air conditioner power saving modes but if we do, it will be for only a few days over the summer. The technology is designed to be ‘set and forget’, so customers don’t need to change how or when they use their air conditioner. Their electricity meter and rates will not change and they do not need to contact their retailer to participate. By partnering with our customers to reduce electricity use on peak demand days through the Power2U Aircon Saver program, we can manage the local network more efficiently.
Customers who participate in the Aircon Saver Summer 2021-2022 program will receive a $100 e-gift card at the conclusion of the summer period.