Electricity in the South West
It can be difficult at times for some consumers and business owners to completely understand energy supply and more specifically, how their electricity in the South West works. So we’ve put together a comprehensive outline of what we believe you should really know about electricity in WA.
A BRIEF BACKGROUND INTO ELECTRICITY
The origin of electricity did not start with one brilliant mind. It took a long line of talented individuals, from Benjamin Franklin in the 1700’s to Albert Einstein almost a century later, to form a body of knowledge of what we now know as electricity. After some time, electricity was finally recognised as a physical phenomenon, giving rise to a new era in technology.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ELECTRICITY?
Although this question sounds basic enough, electricity is not as simple as it may seem. There are multiple forms of electricity including lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction and currents. This electrical energy comes from power plants and generators where it is then transferred along power lines to our homes to run our fridges, lights and heaters.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION & THE ENVIRONMENT
With a growing population and increased energy consumption, it has become vital for all energy consumers to take responsibility for their own individual power use. At Amanda Energy, we provide grid electricity solutions to the South West region as well as solar power energy to support commercial businesses and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Demand side management, or DSM, has become extremely popular and is an initiative which aims to encourage consumers to take stronger measures to preserve the world’s energy resources. It has both financial rewards for businesses and environmental benefits. At Amanda Energy, we have programs in place that promote sustainable energy consumption for all consumers. You can read more about DSM here.
THE INTRICACIES OF THE ENERGY MARKET
Amanda Energy are a part of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), a network including the areas of Kalbarri, Perth, Albany and towns in between. Making up almost 90% of WA’s power market, the SWIS is maintained by Western Power, however, the supply of energy to homes comes directly from electricity retailers such as Amanda Energy. Retailers for electricity in the South West are responsible for the billing and costs associated with your energy usage.
HOW DO I COMPARE ENERGY SUPPLIERS?
Cost is a major differentiator between energy suppliers in the South West region, although a good energy supplier should also reputable, trustworthy and considerate to both businesses and the environment. At Amanda Energy, we are one of the only electricity retailers in WA who offer a combination of grid electricity, solar energy and DSM.
MAKE THE SWITCH TODAY!
Are you spending over $1,250 per month on energy bills? You may be eligible for huge savings with Amanda Energy. Make the switch today and contact our friendly team to find out more.