THE ENERGY Innovation Co-operative has announced a new retail electricity offer to benefit the Bass Coast and South Gippsland communities.
In 2018 the Co-op joined with similar groups to start the move towards a community-owned electricity retailer in Victoria. The aim is to keep electricity prices as low as possible, to make pricing as transparent as possible, to return benefits to the local community, and to help fund community owned renewable energy generation.
The first step is a partnership with a commercial retailer. “Co-operative Power” is now taking customers. Local householders and businesses are invited to visit the Energy Innovation Co-op website and click on the Co-operative Power link to check out the new power offer.
Phillip Island households can also sign up for a free “Powerpal” electricity usage monitor, which will enable them to instantaneously check their household power usage via a smart-phone app. We hope this offer will extend beyond the Island soon.
We continue to encourage all householders and businesses to use the Victorian government’s Energy Compare website to check whether they can get a better deal on their power bills.
We’re also happy to run sessions for community groups to help members understand their power bills.
For more information, contact Susan Davies on 5657 3108.