Amber is an electricity provider on a mission to shift Australia to 100% renewables faster, by helping customers use more energy when it’s greener and cheaper.
We’re doing electricity retailing differently, giving you access to electricity at real-time wholesale prices. This empowers you to go beyond carbon offsetting and save money by actually using more power when it’s greener and cheaper.
With increasing usage of renewable energy at the heart of our mission, we’re also giving non-customers access to a public version of the app to discover when the grid is greenest and increase their use of renewable energy. While non-Amber customers don’t buy energy at wholesale prices, they can still take advantage of the app to use more greener energy, support demand for renewable power, and help shut down coal faster.
Now with the Amber mobile app, anyone can see the percentage of renewable energy currently in the grid in their state, and the renewables percentage forecast for the rest of the day.
Customers can also see the real-time price of energy for their home, and track their electricity usage.
Additional customer features include:
- A detailed breakdown of your electricity usage history, including daily usage graphs, daily costs, benchmarking against averages and the government’s Default Market Offer.
- Plan your usage more easily with a longer price and renewables forecast, in 30 minute intervals.
- A detailed live price page, with specific callouts for when prices are extremely low, or unusually high. Allowing you to plan
- Separate live prices and forecast for your solar feed-in and controlled load usage
- Half-hourly usage data for each previous day.
Bug fixes and minor improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Solid. Would love a watch companion app.
The app has improved a lot in the last few releases. It’s easy to use and easy to understand at a glance. The “last 30 days” usage cost is handy, and the ability to now add a custom price limit at which you’ll get notified of price spikes is great.
The one thing I’d love to see if a Watch app, with a complication I can add to my watch face showing the current prices. I can see my solar generation with a glance at my wrist via my inverter software’s app , I’d love to be able to see the current price of buying and selling electricity back to the grid too.
Good potential but Needs improvement
Early days but big potential. Customisable alerts, interactive usage graphs and more data analysis options would be very helpful. Currently the app functionality is a bit limited as well as the ability so see things like account details and billing dates. I hope this will all be rolled out soon.
Another thing which I feel needs to be addressed. The wholesale price listed on the app is significantly higher than the AEMO 30 minute settlement price or even the 5 minute sport price. This price should show a breakdown of costs so we can understand what the charge is made up of. The network delivery charge and other components which are fixed costs should be made clear for example like a pie chart.
This should not be that hard to do as the data required to make an overall price is there, this is just exposing those individual figures which make up the overall price.
The Amber offer is truly amazing! For just $10 per month I get access to exactly the same wholesale rates that my previous retailer paid (and they added their retail markup to charge me more than DOUBLE what I am now paying). With the money I save I can now afford to get solar so I can look forward to eliminating my bill entirely! The APP gives me current, historical and future (predicted) pricing in 30 min increments with simple graphs to show all my usage. I work from home, so with this info it also allows me to get creative with my time of day usage. (Disclaimer: I was so impressed with Amber I approached them to become an Affiliate Partner to help spread the word.)
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