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Curb Your Power

Curb Your Power is Powershop’s demand response ? program. Victorian Powershop customers with a smart meter can help reduce demand on the grid by curbing their power usage at certain peak demand times and earn rewards.

When there is a peak demand Event ? (which usually happens as a result of extreme weather events), Powershop will send Curb Your Power participants an SMS asking them to voluntarily curtail their usage for a set period of time, but no more than four hours.

If you successfully hit your Curb Target ?, you will be rewarded with a $10 power saving on your Powershop electricity bill and go in the draw to win one of 50 x $100 power savings.

Here's how it works

Illustration of a house with solar panels on roof with the suns rays beaming down onto it

A few times a year we experience some really hot days

Illustration of solar energy panels and a DC converter

Demand for electricity goes up as households pump their cooling

Illustration of household appliances that can be powered with solar energy

The infrastructure struggles to handle the demand for electricity

Illustration of the electricity power grid

Curb Your Power participants reduce their electricity usage when notified

Illustration of the electricity power grid

This collectively reduces demand on the grid and helps prevent blackouts

Illustration of the electricity power grid

Participants who significantly reduce their usage get rewarded!


Want in? Register and get involved!

Let's check that you're able to participate:

  • The Curb Your Power program is currently only open to Powershop customers in Victoria. If you’re in Victoria and want to join Powershop, click the Join Now button above. If you’re outside Victoria, make sure you have a smart meter so you can use our app and usage tools to monitor your usage, and we’ll let you know when Curb Your Power comes to you.

    Click here to get a smart meter.


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Event timings

Warning time before an Event

1 hour — 7 days

Events per year

2 min — 10 max

Length of an Event

1 — 4 hours

Events day & time

Mon — Fri 10am — 10pm
(an Event will not occur outside of these times)


To hit the Curb target you must

Reduce your power usage by at least 10% of your Baseline
(min of 0.05kWh for each hour of the Event)

and

Reduce your power Baseline by at least 1kWh for each hour of the Event

If you have solar: reduce your Baseline by at least 0.05kWh for each hour of the Event


Residential rewards:

$10 power saving applied to your Powershop electricity bill.

BONUS: Chance to win on of a fifty $100 power savings to be applied to your Powershop electricity bill.


Business rewards:

$10 — $200 power saving on your Powershop electricity bill for hitting the Curb target tiers outlined in the FAQs.

BONUS: Chance to win on of a fifty $100 power savings to be applied to your Powershop electricity bill.