New app puts energy analytics in the hands of consumers

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EnergyFlex app

Energy analytics and renewables education company EnergyFlex has launched an energy management app designed to help households and businesses save on energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and benefit from the transition to renewables.

Powered by Consumer Data Right (CDR)-protected smart meter data, EnergyFlex helps energy consumers maximise their power use by changing the timing of their energy use to align with renewables and lower their energy costs.

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Free-to-use, EnergyFlex calculates a rating out of 5, providing a clear measure of a business or household’s renewable energy use. A low rating indicates higher fossil fuel reliance, while a higher rating reflects greater use of renewables from the grid or on-site electricity generation assets.

Co-founded by former Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) veterans Garry Harding and Craig Phasey, EnergyFlex has been several years in development, including six months of real-world testing.

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(L-R) EnergyFlex CEO and co-founder Garry Harding and co-founder and head of solutions Craig Phasey

“EnergyFlex enables anyone to transform their energy usage into an asset, rather than a liability, by changing the timing of their energy use,” Harding says.

“We bring these capabilities to any size or style of consumer—for free—helping them think differently about sustainability and futureproof their operations in an evolving energy market, and become renewables ready.”

Testing by Beefy’s, a bakery on the Sunshine Coast, resulted in an 18 per cent reduction in annual energy bills, a 40% reduction in demand charges, and emissions reductions of 23 tonnes. The bakery increased its EnergyFlex Rating to 3.3, from 3.1, indicating an increased use of cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

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EnergyFlex has also entered into a referral agreement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to empower CBA’s small business customers to embrace the renewable energy transition, improve their business resilience and viability.

The app is available via the App Store and Google Play.

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