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Rewards for energy efficient air-conditioning

When the temperature rises in Queensland, many homes and businesses switch on their air-conditioners at the same time. When this is combined with an increase in use of pool pumps and everyday appliances, it puts stress on the electricity network. We call this ‘peak demand’.

The Positive Payback program offers cash rewards to homes and businesses that help us manage demand on the network.

One way you can save energy and get real rewards for your home or business is by installing PeakSmart air-conditioning.

Your reward will depend on the cooling capacity of your PeakSmart air-conditioner.

Reward $200 $400
Cooling Capacity 4kW or less than 10kW 10kW or more

What is PeakSmart air-conditioning?

PeakSmart air-conditioning helps reduce peak demand by dropping your air-conditioner into a lower performance mode when the network is under stress. We call this a PeakSmart event. You can buy a new PeakSmart air-conditioner or, in some cases, you may be able to add a signal receiver to your existing air-conditioning.

The signal receiver on your air-conditioner will get a ‘message’ from the network, telling it there is pressure on the network. When this occurs, your air-conditioner will operate similarly to the economy setting.

Queensland’s electricity network is robust, so PeakSmart events may only occur once or twice a year. The technology is designed to be ‘set and forget’ so you won’t have to do anything or notice a difference to your comfort.

Queensland’s electricity network is robust, so PeakSmart events may only occur once or twice a year. The technology is designed to be ‘set and forget’ so you won’t have to do anything or notice a difference to your comfort.

PeakSmart air-conditioners are available at most appliance retailers and air-conditioning specialty dealers. Check our list of eligible brands and models or ask your air-conditioning expert if the unit you wish to buy is PeakSmart compatible.

What happens once I’ve purchased my PeakSmart air-conditioner?

Once you’ve purchased your PeakSmart air-conditioner you will need to get a signal receiver from your retailer or air-conditioner installer.

The signal receiver is the device that is installed on your PeakSmart air-conditioner so it can communicate with the network. During a PeakSmart event – that is, when the network is under stress due to peak demand – your air-conditioner will assist by capping energy consumption for short periods.