When the peak event starts, reduce your power usage as much, and as safely, as you can for the two-hour period to maximise your opportunity to meet your reduction targets. Please note, your reduction targets are based off your normal usage patterns during the time of a peak event period.
Your safety is most important, and any energy reduction activity should be done in a safe manner. Do not turn off any vital appliances or devices.
What can you do before the peak event starts?
What can you do during the peak event?
How much electricity do my appliances use?
You can find out how much power your appliances use by checking the label or instruction manual. Input power will be displayed in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW). Once you have established the appliance's input power, you can manually calculate operating costs:
Check the appliance's input power in watts or kilowatts, e.g. 2000W
Convert it to kW by dividing it by 1,000; e.g. 2000W divided by 1,000 = 2kW
Find your usage tariff by checking your bill, e.g. 30 cents per kWh (Kilowatt hour)
Multiply the input power by your energy tariff to find the hourly running cost. E.g. 2kW x 30 cents = 60 cents per hour
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