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.

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Our partnerships with accredited metering providers provides you with not only the ability to secure control over your meter and energy data, but also the capability to upgrade the meter to include proactive monitoring services, ensuring your total bill charges are under control, and cost reduction opportunities are capitalised on.

Shield metering and monitoring makes your meter work harder for you, and provides tangible results when it comes to saving money on energy usage.

As part of our bill validation service, we check a 58-point validation check covering the following areas of your bill:

Energy rates (peak shoulder and off-peak)

Businesses can be charged a different rate to what they committed to in an energy contract.
Bill Validation checks the energy rates compared to the contracted rates and will be flagged if it is more than 1% out of tolerance.

Network rates

Network rates can be charged incorrectly.
Bill Validation ensures the business is being billed the correct rate for the particular tariff type that has been set by the distributor based on the business’ load profile.

Demand rates

Demand rates can be charged incorrectly.
Bill Validation checks what has been billed for demand usage against what the meter data states.

Renewables

Environmental charges set by the regulator are passed onto businesses via their retailer as a power percentage. There can be discrepancies in rates or calculations based on what the business signed in their contract.
Bill Validation checks that charge passed on against what was listed in the retailer agreement.

Energy usage

If the Peak, Off Peak and Shoulder usage on the bill doesn't match the meter data, this could be a sign the business is being over or under charged. Bill Validation checks against the metering data if what is on the bill matches the metering data.


*Please note, as a benefit of our Shield Metering and Monitoring service and in addition to the monthly Bill Validation, your business receives an annual Network and Demand Tariff Analysis, which can equate to up to 60% of your entire electricity bill. You can learn more here or speak with your energy manager for further information on this service.

Bill Val Example

86% of our business customers have chosen SHIELD metering and monitoring for their business.

Bill Validation disclaimer:

  • Choice Energy utilises available contract data, market data and meter data to verify rates and usage charges.
  • Non-standard bill charges such as interest charges, adjustments, periodic industry charges are not validated.
  • Environmental rates are variable and therefore frequent variance is expected, that does not necessarily lend to incorrect billing.
  • Choice Energy updates its bill validation system from time to time, which may alter or enhance the functionality and form.
  • Prior to retailer notification, CE will perform a secondary validation to confirm billing errors and seek customer approval for submission.
  • Choice Energy will pursue bill credits or debits only when there is an aggregate value > $500.

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