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Still Australia’s Greenest Power Company

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Still Australia’s Greenest Power Company

The 2018 Green Electricity Guide has been released, and we’re thrilled that Powershop Australia are still Australia’s Greenest Power Company!

We ranked #1 nationally against 30 other retailers and retained our green crown with a near-perfect score of 9.7 out of 10.

The Green Electricity Guide has been released in 2014, 2015 and now 2018, and we’ve topped the list every single year. This is a huge achievement for the Powershop team, because we all work really hard to make sure that we’re running a better and greener power company.

Greenpeace and the Total Environment Centre (TEC) produce the Green Electricity Guide “to assist consumers with their choices and to help advocacy efforts to create a greener, more sustainable energy system.”

The Green Electricity Guide is totally unbiased. Neither Greenpeace nor the TEC endorse any particular retailer, and don’t receive any corporate funding from any energy providers, corporations or Governments. The Green Electricity Guide is funded by Energy Consumers Australia.

Read more: greenelectricityguide.org.au.

How are we greener?

We’re greener in heaps of ways. You can read how we stacked up on the Green Electricity Guide criteria here.

Powershop is greener behind the scenes:

  • Powershop’s parent company Meridian Energy, a 100% renewable generator, owns and operates all these renewable generation assets in Australia:
    • Mt Millar Wind Farm, SA
    • Mt Mercer Wind Farm, VIC
    • Burrinjuck Hydro, NSW
    • Hume Hydro, NSW
    • Keepit Hydro, NSW
  • Powershop customers get 100% accredited carbon neutral energy – at no extra cost to them.
  • We facilitate the funding of community renewable energy projects through our Your Community Energy program, where Powershop customers pay a small premium; the money is pooled and then distributed to community energy projects, like Milparinka in Brunswick, VIC.
  • Our customers buy heaps of GreenPower because a) they’re amazing and b) we make it super easy and flexible for them to purchase GreenPower products through our online shop.

Why are we greener?

We know Australians want more renewables. Because Powershop can’t control where the power that gets delivered to your door comes from, we do heaps of stuff to make sure we’re supporting renewable investment in Australia as well as offsetting all our customer’s and our own emissions. It’s the right thing to do and we want you to join us on the journey of cleaning up the Australian energy industry.

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4 comments on "Still Australia’s Greenest Power Company"
  1. Garth Taylor, August 17, 2018:

    I generate 65 % more power from my solar than I use off the grid, so I am interested in :-
    1. Feed in rate.
    2. Mains power rate.
    3. Daily access rate.

    I live in the Blue Mountains of Sydney and I pay by automatic direct debit.

    • Powershop, October 17, 2018:

      Hey Garth, sorry for the late reply – you can access all your rates here https://www.powershop.com.au/find-your-rates-residential/

      Usually, its better to use the energy you’re generating instead of exporting it (see our recent blog post here -https://www.powershop.com.au/blog/solar-energy-insights-in-the-app/) with Powershop you can track you daily feed-in, half hourly feed-in and total daily feed-in with our solar insights tab in the Powershop app if you have a smart meter. If you’ve got any more questions or would like to chat this through with us feel free to give us a bell on 1800 462 668 Monday to Friday 8am-7pm AEDT – we’re more than happy to help.

  2. Not given, December 10, 2020:

    Who owns you ?

    • rosemary.wannan, August 19, 2021:

      Our parent company is Meridian Energy. Australasia’s largest 100% renewable generator, with wind farms and hydro assets across three states and power purchase agreements with other renewable generators in Australia. You can find out more about the renewable generation assets here.

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