Reduce energy exposure and keep your energy costs down
As the price of wholesale power increases, Choice Energy is vigilant about keeping your operations energy efficient. By helping you use less, we’re your assurance against future energy price hikes.
We’ll secure you the best energy deal. Then we’ll make sure your new energy-savings contract is in place, and that the transition is seamless. From there, we’ll keep you proactively engaged in cost reduction strategies.
“In my capacity as Finance Manager; responsible for multiple contracts and tenders, I have had a long standing business relationship with Choice Energy. I have always found Choice Energy to be most professional, upfront and honest, and not just looking for the quick dollars, but to provide a cost effective and value added solution. This extends to the procurement of energy supply through retailers as well as solar energy solutions.”
— RTBU Australia
You’re charged a default metering charge by your energy retailer with no added value. SHIELD metering replaces this, and at the same time provides you with valuable energy management tools such as real-time access to consumption interval data.
Along with having a dedicated energy management consultant to help you optimise energy use and costs, SHIELD monitoring and metering services include:
Wholesale market insights
Providing you with insight to wholesale cost of power including trends and projections. By constantly monitoring we can go to market prematurely and forward purchase to mitigate future price increases.
Network cost assessments
Reviewing and optimising network and demand costs.
Monitoring demand values and facilitating demand resets.
Customised usage reports
Providing you with site by site usage reporting, alerts, operational guidance.
Web portal access
Giving you access to data and graphical reporting online to monitor your energy use.
Energy efficiency reports
FAQs about Metering and Monitoring
How is the metering fee billed?
The Independent metering via Choice Energy replaces the retailer metering line item charge on your bill. You don't pay Choice Energy directly, so won’t see a change or interruption to the way you view and pay your bills
How does Shield help me save on my network costs?
Many businesses believe that their network charges are a pass through costs form a distributor which are placed on their electricity bill and more importantly that there is nothing they can do about them. The fact is, most distribution networks have multiple tariffs that are designed based on a business’ load. But as clients' energy load and demand changes, oftentimes their tariffs have not been changed to reflect their current usage profile creating an opportunity to save money by switching tariffs. Choice Energy reviews these tariffs twice a year and can make change for you at no additional cost.
Why should I use Choice Energy's metering over the retailers?
Most people change retailers every few years to get a better deal. As these relationships change, the one constant you should keep is your relationship with your independent energy broker, who can make sure your charges are always fair and reasonable. Unfortunately, energy bills can be incorrect and that's fine if it means you pay less, but like most errors, they tend to leave customers out of pocket. The metering marker was deregulated via the 'power of choice' movements.
Many people use a mortgage broker to hold the banks to accounts: this is no different. As we’re an independent body, we’re here to look out for you.
How often are my bills checked?
Every month we check 58 data points on your energy bill and send you a detailed report confirming your bills are current or highlight any errors which we will endeavour to have corrected for you.
I’ve had metering and monitoring done before and it was just useless reports sent to me. How is this any different?
We know you are busy, and part of our role is to ensure you are given essential information without burdening you with extra priorities or confusing industry jargon.
We go beyond merely issuing the reports by actually reading the assessments ourselves and undertaking corrections and conversations with the retailer on your behalf. That way, you can know you’re in safe hands and someone is looking out for your energy needs, without you having to lift a finger.