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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.