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Published 15 January, 2018 by Reposit Power

How to survive heat waves with GridCredits

Parts of Queensland sweltered through one of the hottest days of the year on the weekend with The Bureau of Meteorology calling it oppressive heat!

Winton in south-east Queensland reached a whopping 43.8 degrees and many parts of western Queensland recorded temperatures over 40 degrees.

Luckily temperatures dropped today offering much needed relief from the weekend.

But while everyone was cranking up their air conditioners to survive the heat our electricity grid was under strain.

Electricity companies were struggling to meet household electricity needs as everyone was using power to keep themselves cool. 

This is where Reposit customers on GridCredits retail plans stepped in. Reposit customers in Queensland earned GridCredits on top of their normal solar feed-in-tariff by selling the stored energy in their batteries for an extraordinary price.

With everyone trying to stay cool, electricity demand was high, this caused two GridCredits events in one day over the weekend.

Reposit customers helped provide some much needed relief to the electricity grid and lowered the cost of their electricity bill in the process.

Want energy saving ideas to combat the heat? Find out more here.

How do you get involved?

With electricity prices rising substantially, it’s expected to be a challenging summer ahead for the electricity grid, meaning there’s a greater need for alternative sources of energy. For Reposit customers, that translates to being rewarded with exceptionally higher incentives than current solar feed-in-tariffs for any energy they’re able to contribute.

To meet the demand of the population’s growing energy requirements, especially throughout summer, Reposit customers can opt to chip in their spare stored solar energy in return for $1.00 of GridCredits® for each kWh released back to the grid (on selected retail plans).

Not only do our customers benefit from earning GridCredits® towards their electricity bills, but they also get to enjoy a Reposit-optimised solar battery which continues to deliver the lowest power bills all year round through state-of-the-art, smart technology.

How you can participate

Any household that has a solar energy setup that includes a Reposit-compatible solar battery can get involved. Once a household is connected with a Reposit product, the next step is getting signed up to receive GridCredits®.

Sharing energy to create a more sustainable electricity grid is a key focus for us here at Reposit Power. We are excited by the prospect of everyday Australians being active participants in the solution to Australia’s energy crisis. If you’d like to participate in this revolutionary concept, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch with one of our friendly team members today. Find out more about GridCredits.