What Is An Embedded Network

Embedded networks allow energy to be purchased at a bulk discount and on-sold to tenants within a building.

Where can an embedded network be established?

An embedded network can be established where electricityinfrastructure is privately owned and managed. They have proved highly effective in shopping centres, high-rise and broad-acre residential developments, commercial/industrial parks and caravan parks.

Embedded networks are established to physically aggregate the energy consumed within the complex to a single metered point. Sub-meters measure tenant consumption using the latest in smart interval metering technology.

Who can establish an embedded network?

Examples of customers who may benefit by establishing an embedded network include:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Retirement Villages
  • Shopping Centres
  • Educational Facilities
  • Housing Estates
  • Industrial and Commercial Estates and Complexes

What are the benefits to me as a Tenant?

The on-selling rates are generally the best available in the market and the embedded network aims to provide cheaper electricity and superior customer service to you as tenants. Your consumer rights are covered by the Energy Retail Code. Managing your electricity when moving in or out of your apartment is also a lot easier.

How does an Embedded Network operate?

The bulk purchases are made at a Parent Meter with individual usage recorded at each apartment. All users within the embedded network can either choose to purchase from the embedded network or a licensed energy retailer.

Embedded Networks in Australia

Embedded Networks are relatively new to the market in some Australian states with the legislative framework only developed within the last few years. The Embedded Networks concept is simple and sound. A proven process developed over many years internationally and utilises existing technologies.

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