Amber Electric's SmartShift™: Smart energy revolution through renewables, technology, and wholesale pricing

Amber Electric's SmartShift™: Smart energy revolution through renewables, technology, and wholesale pricing

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

SmartShift™ makes home appliances and batteries smarter.

Amber is an innovative Aussie energy company giving households access to the real-time wholesale price of electricity. Customers can make additional savings on power bills by using power at times when it's cheaper and greener, and using less when it's expensive and fossil-fueled.

Our new beta product, SmartShift™, puts these cheaper and greener savings on autopilot. It's technology that optimises everyday home devices (such as electric hot water systems, pool pumps, and household batteries) to lower energy bills. This means a cheaper Amber bill for customers, and greater demand for renewable energy in Australia.

In mid-2020 we began trialling SmartShift™ with eligible customers in South Australia, with support from the SA government. We plan to make SmartShift™ available in other states soon. The focus of this talk will be to share the initial results of SmartShift™ trial.

This webinar is the final in a series of eight webinars on consumer-centric energy, being held between October 2020 and May 2021, co-hosted by the Energy Transition Hub and the Climate and Energy College, sponsored by the Victorian Clean Technology Fund.

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Amber Electric

Dr. Sarah Russell-Smith is currently GM Special Projects at Amber Electric. She is passionate about creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. Prior to Amber, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a Project Leader focused on energy and climate change and at WWF as the Strategic Projects Manager focused on sustainable finance. She has a PhD from Stanford University where her research focused on sustainable target value design - designing buildings for which the energy, water, climate, and ozone impacts were within the planet's carrying capacity.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.