What is Peaksmart?
PeakSmart is a new solution to help manage peak demand on the Queensland electricity network. PeakSmart air-conditioning helps reduce peak demand by dropping your air-conditioner into a lower performance mode when the network is under stress. We call this a PeakSmart event. You can buy a new PeakSmart air-conditioner or, in some cases, you may be able to add a signal receiver to your existing air-conditioning.
The signal receiver on your air-conditioner will get a ‘message’ from the network, telling it there is pressure on the network. When this occurs, your air-conditioner will operate similarly to the economy setting.
Queensland’s electricity network is robust, so PeakSmart events may only occur on a few occasions per year. The technology is designed to be ‘set and forget’ so you won’t have to do anything or notice a difference to your comfort.
How it Works
If you’re connected to either the Energex or Ergon network and you install a new PeakSmart air conditioner, or convert an existing air conditioner to PeakSmart, you may be eligible for cashback.
Residential customers can claim the cashback for up to 5 air conditioners and there is no limit for business customers. Please note cashback is not available on air conditioners connected to an economy tariff (for example Tariff 33 Economy). The cashback is based on the cooling capacity (measured in kW) of the air conditioner.
4kW but less than 10kW: $200 cashback
10kW or more: $400 Cashback
For more information on the Peaksmart program, including the cashback award visit the Energex or Ergon Energy websites or contact us and one of out trained and experience installers can provide more information on the program.