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The price of electricity is made up of network (poles and wires) charges, energy
costs, retail costs, Government charges for the subsidy of renewable energy and some other factors, and does change
from time to time. 

The main component is the network charge which is greater than 50% of your total
electricity bill. This network pricing is regulated by the Government via the
Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and State Regulators. Network prices
typically change every year based on 5 year determinations. The AER
determinations flow through to all electricity retailers, including Pooled
Energy, and set the underlying network costs across the whole market. To these
network costs, are added the cost of the actual energy consumed and the cost of
supplying the energy to you. This is very similar for all Electricity
Retailers. Therefore, market conditions or regulatory changes from time to time,
may necessitate Pooled Energy to adjust its electricity prices for its

In most States, retail electricity is dominated by two or three large retailers
who supply as much as a combined 90+% of electricity.  It is Pooled Energy’s policy to generally
alter its prices in line with those major retailers, when and if, they alter
their prices. 

We believe the best way to make a significant difference to the homeowner’s
electricity bill, is to save energy by using automation.  This is what Pooled
Energy is doing…using technology to make real and significant electricity
consumption savings that continue year after year.
This can often be as much as 30% of total
household consumption.

A savings in energy use is obviously better for you and the environment than an equivalent discount on higher consumption!