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.
If enough Australian households shifted when they use electricity to when there is more clean energy in the grid, it could lead to:
  • 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.

Who can register?

To take part in the 10-week Electricity Shifting challenge you must live in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, ACT or Queensland and have a valid email address and an Australian mobile number. The challenge is limited to the first 1000 eligible participants. See terms and condition for more information.

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