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Do you want to get rewarded for saving energy?

Monday, December 30, 2019

In an aim to reduce Bayside’s energy usage during peak periods, network distributor United Energy is paying households for reducing their energy usage behaviours in times of high electricity demand (typically +35 degree days). The program is running now, up until March 31, 2020.

Last year 138 Bayside residents signed up and earned an average of $246 per household over the summer.

How do I register?

If you have received a mailed letter directly from United Energy with your own unique access code:


If you can’t locate your access code, please email summersaver [at] ue.com.au to get a new one.

Tips on reducing your electricity consumption during peak periods

● Pre-cool your home before a hot day; ● Set air conditioners between 24 and 26 degrees; ● Close off rooms that aren’t in use, don’t need to be cooled, or can be cooled following an event; ● Close blinds to keep the cool air in; ● Turn off appliances that aren’t being used at the powerpoint; ● Avoid using dishwashers, washing machines or dryer during an event; ● If you own a pool, switch off the pump, chlorinator, and any cleaning equipment; ● Make sure all non-essential lighting is off; ● Avoid opening the fridge too often; ● Plan an outing during the event; and ● Visit a friend or relative.

Please note that appliances essential to people’s well-being should remain on.