Electricity for Newstead and surrounds
Retail tariffs will be structured to reward daytime energy use as opposed to the former off-peak tariff model which was designed to match energy availability supplied by coal-fired generators. New tariffs will match energy demand to solar farm output instead.
The model is designed so that customers are able to receive 100% renewable energy at a competitive price.
Energy comes from the grid to Newstead homes (some with solar panels) where it’s billed by various retailers charging different tariffs.
Energy from Newstead’s solar farm is fed into the grid and then to Newstead homes where it’s billed by Flow Power (Renewable Newstead’s partner) offering an electricity price that includes incentives for locals who sign up as customers. Watch our News & Resources page for updates on incentives.
“I believe that renewables must be a major part of our energy budget if our species is to survive. The time to implement is now, while we still have some non-renewables left to do it with. And why Newstead? Well, why not?Denis Miller
Key benefits of the model
Newstead customers will be able to sign up to receive power directly from the solar farm.
Sign-up is optional. No-one will be forced to switch to the Newstead solar farm energy retailer.
Renewable electricity will be better than bottled gas or wood, providing an alternative in Newstead which does not have piped gas and where wood is becoming increasingly expensive.