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SmartShift
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SmartShift™ makes your home devices more intelligent by automatically running them at times when energy is cheaper and greener.

Because of Amber's wholesale power prices, SmartShift™ could save eligible Amber customers up to an additional $150 - $400 a year on their power bills.

Our SmartShift™ Beta is currently only available to South Australian customers, but you can still sign up to Amber through our waitlist.

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Amber is an innovative Aussie energy company giving your household access to the real-time wholesale price of electricity as it changes every 30 minutes. You can make additional savings on your power bills by using power at times when it's cheaper and greener, and using less when it's expensive and dirty.

SmartShift™ puts these cheaper and greener savings on autopilot. It's clever technology that optimises your everyday home devices (such as electric hot water systems, pool pumps, and household batteries) to lower your energy costs with Amber. This means a cheaper Amber bill for you, and greater demand for renewable energy in Australia.

In July 2020 we began trialling SmartShift™ with eligible customers in South Australia. We plan to make SmartShift™ available in other states soon.
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Some household appliances, like electric hot water systems, pool pumps, batteries, and EV chargers don't need to use power from the grid all the time. They run for a few hours each day. There's some flexibility in when they run as long as they provide a reliable service.

SmartShift™ makes these devices smarter by running them at optimal times based on Amber's wholesale prices. It works by controlling your appliances with either a small physical SmartShift™ device or by remotely accessing the SmartShift™ service (depending on the appliance).

SmartShift™ can automatically reduce the cost to run your energy intensive appliances by up to $150 - $400 a year depending on your household energy usage (relative to what you'd pay as an Amber customer without SmartShift™). It optimises your everyday appliances without impacting service, so they'll always be ready when you need them.

Our SmartShift™ partners

By optimising your
pool pump you could save up to
$150 per year on your Amber bills
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By optimising your
electric vehicle you could save up to
$300 - 500 per year on your Amber bills
By optimising your
electric hot water you could save up to
$175 per year on your Amber bills
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By optimising your
household battery we could save you up to
$200 - 400 per year on your Amber bills
Amber SmartShift Beta

Now live in South Australia!


We’re inviting 1,000 South Australians to participate in our SmartShift™ Beta program - where we'll trial SmartShift™ in Aussie homes for the first time. The program aims to help our customers save more on their power bills, drive demand for renewable energy, and support the reliability of the grid.

Our Beta program in South Australia is proudly supported by the SA Government’s Demand Management Trials Program.

Households and small businesses are set to be the big winners from the smart technology being trialled by Amber Electric.

Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan

Click here to check if you’re eligible and sign up to our Beta program.

Got any questions?

We've put together some handy links below to help you learn more about how Amber's SmartShift™ works. If you can't find what you're looking for on our website please get in touch.

Do I need to be a South Australian Amber customer to try SmartShift™?

At the moment, yes. To participate in the Beta program you’ll need to be an Amber customer living in South Australia with an eligible device at home. The Amber team is working tirelessly to make SmartShift™ available for a broader range of appliances and devices.  We plan to make SmartShift™ available in other states soon.

How does SmartShift™ optimise home batteries?

Supported home batteries can connect to the SmartShift™ algorithm remotely, so there's no need for a physical device. SmartShift™ optimises batteries to discharge at times when the wholesale price is more expensive than usual, lowering the overall cost of your energy usage. That's because you'll be using power from the grid at times when energy is cheaper and greener, and using power from your battery at times when energy is more expensive. SmartShift™ will always keep some battery power in reserve, so it's there if you need it. You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your battery, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

How does SmartShift™ optimise electric hot water systems?

If accepted into the Beta program with your hot water system, we'll organise for a SmartShift™ device to be installed into your meter box. This device will optimise your electric hot water system to run at times when the wholesale price of energy is cheaper and greener, while still providing you with hot water round the clock. You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your electric hot water system, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

How does SmartShift™ optimise pool pumps?

If accepted into the Beta program with your pool pump we'll send you a SmartShift™ device. This device sits between your pool pump's power plug and your power socket, controlling the flow of power based on Amber's 30 minute wholesale prices. We know that pool pumps can be noisy and may also be linked to chlorinators that require sunlight, so SmartShift™ will only run your pool pump at cheaper and greener times within a window of time that you specify to us (e.g. 7am - 7pm). You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your pool pump, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

How will SmartShift™ optimise EV charging?

SmartShift™ will lower your EV charging costs with Amber by automatically charging your EV at times when the wholesale price of energy is cheaper and greener. You'll be able to see how SmartShift™ is optimising your EV charging, and how much it's saving you, using the Amber app.

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