We envisage a future in which consumers pay reduced electricity charges despite electricity prices being more expensively cost-reflective. Consumers will use electricity consciously and respond to price and environmental signals to integrate their electricity use with their lifestyle and businesses, buying from electricity retailers only the specific adjuncts that they need and value. Real-time consumption & price information, conscious consumption choices and behind-the-meter technologies will minimise waste and pollution and reduce the need for investment in the power system. Energy security will be enhanced through bulk renewable generation supported by environmental levies in combination with energy markets that focus the use of flexible fuels and generating plant on the ancillary services needed to support them.

Community Electricity will help bring about this future by participating in the industry’s developmental committees and public consultations, helping customers and technology developers to help themselves within the prevailing frameworks and by facilitating access to electricity supply directly from the Wholesale Electricity Market.