Amber is a totally different way to buy electricity.
So we want to make sure that you understand exactly what you can expect to pay.
1. Usage costs
With Amber, the price you pay for electricity is adjusted every 30 minutes based on the current wholesale price.
Amber’s wholesale price is made up of the following components:
Wholesale price - the direct price we pay the electricity generators for their energy.
Network usage costs - a set price per kWh we must pay to use the poles and wires, and pay the people who maintain them (they’re called your local “network” in energy industry lingo).
Other costs - regulatory compliance costs, carbon offset costs, and a half a cent per kWh hedge used to fund our fair pricing guarantee.
We pass through wholesale prices at the cost of supplying this power to your home, without the retail markup.
That’s what makes us different.
2. Daily supply charge
The second part of the Amber price is a fixed daily charge. This includes daily network charges (an additional daily payment for use of the poles and wires) and metering costs.
Finally, Amber’s monthly subscription fee is built into your daily supply charge.
3. Solar exports
Amber treats you like a big solar generator, meaning your Feed-in Tariff varies depending on when you export power, and you’ll receive more during summer when wholesale prices are usually higher.
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