Electricity Shifting Challenge
Join the Electricity Shifting Challenge
The challenge is simply to change your electricity usage habits to use your electricity between 10am and 4pm which may help reduce your carbon footprint.
What the challenge involves
The challenge includes a 10-week email and SMS program that will help you form new habits around when you use electricity. During the 10 weeks we’ll also help you understand why this is important, teach you a bit about electricity generation, explain renewable energy and keep you motivated with tips.
Why between 10am and 4pm?
Australian households tend to use the most electricity between 5pm and 8pm. There is usually far less clean energy from renewables available at this time.
This is why we’re urging people to shift their electricity usage to between 10am and 4pm when renewables are usually at their highest.
Making a difference
By taking part in this Electricity Shifting Challenge, you're acknowledging that you want to make a difference. By the end of this challenge, you could:
- Improve your understanding of how the electricity grid works.
- Change your habits and reduce your own carbon footprint.
- Greater investment in renewable energy projects.
- A reduction in the amount of carbon emissions being produced.
Did you know?
Keeping it clean
Renewable energy from wind and solar power is called 'clean energy’ because when generating electricity, they don’t create any carbon emissions.
Carbon emissions in electricity
If enough electricity use changed to when clean energy is abundant, reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emissions could be reduced.
Spikes in electricity demand
Choosing to use electricity when there is more clean energy may help reduce pressure on the electricity grid.
Fossil fuel usage
One third of Australia’s carbon emissions are from fossil fuels that produce the electricity we use every day.