How The People's Grid Works
We're an energy network that allows you to buy, sell and share renewable energy. We allow communities to power themselves. We plug into your local wind farm to power your neighbourhood cafe. We leverage your neighbour’s solar to power your living room. Community-sourced, renewable energy.
A unique approach to energy
The People’s Grid runs on an ecosystem of members that feed and use the grid. Energy Allies are people who switch providers and sign up to our grid. Their energy could come from people with excess rooftop solar, we like to call them Energy Amplifiers. It could also come from Energy Producers running local renewable farms like wind and solar.
Sign up to a Collective. Switch Providers. Buy renewable energy.
When you sign up to a Collective, you’ll switch providers and transition to renewable energy at the same time. Energy Amplifiers and local Energy Producers will power you with a range of solar, wind, and biogas.
- 1Join a Collective on The People’s Grid
- 2Power your home or business with renewables
- 3Help your Collective raise funds just by paying your energy bills
For people with rooftop solar. Get paid to feed excess energy to your Collective.
Does your home or business have rooftop solar? Help power the grid! Our unique matching algorithm delivers your excess energy back to your Collective. So you can keep the lights on at your neighbour’s home. And get paid for it.
- 1Join a Collective on The People’s Grid
- 2Get paid when you power your Collective
- 3Enjoy our steady, renewable energy supply if your own solar isn’t enough
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Local, renewable energy generators – powering Collectives around Australia.
The People’s Grid powerhouses. Our partners who provide local, renewable energy to members nationwide. They use a range of solar, wind and biogas to keep our homes and businesses comfortable.
The People’s Grid is brought to you by clean energy pioneer Oxamii. Oxamii has been making waves in the clean community energy space since 2016 and is backed by investment partners including Artesian Capital. The People’s Grid is being delivered in proud partnership with Circular Energy. Circular Energy are a fully licenced energy retailer which means members of The People’s Grid can be confident that their energy supply will be safe, reliable and delivered in accordance with Australia’s strict energy regulations.
For the first time in Australia, The People's Grid offers users a choice: To fund Big Energy and support executives' pay and overseas shareholders? Or to join an energy supplier that supports local, renewable generators and communities?
We believe in a movement that champions locally-sourced energy. This ranges from renewable sources such as your neighbour's rooftop solar to local producers like your local wind farm. When local community activities, clubs, groups, and organisations are part of that equation – whether they're installing more solar and batteries, encouraging the switch to more sustainble greener sources, or raising some extra money for their local social activities – the end result is a community that becomes a powerhouse of change.
The People’s Grid has kicked off in South Australia, with Victoria following closely. We will soon expand to Queensland and NSW with plans to go national –and beyond!– so stay tuned for regular updates.
Communities can launch their own community energy plan without the hassle of starting an electricity retailer from scratch. Not only is this time consuming and costly, it also involves a lot of risk and compliance – overhwelming to say the least!
We partner with licensed electricity retailer, Circular Energy, to solve this issue. At its core, The People's Grid allows members to essentially build their own grid. Each member of our grid joins a Collective (or community group) that creates their offer using the rooftop solar, batteries, solar and wind farms, or biomass generators already in their community. This is what we mean when we say that members can build their own grid. Then, we use smart meter data and our proprietary matching algorithm to ensure consistent energy and to match supply and demand every half hour.
The energy market is experiencing a huge shift away from dominant fossil fuel generators to one where an increasing number of homes and businesses are becoming independent, mini-power producers. The problem is that large energy companies dominate the market and control both the supply and distribution of energy. Households and businesses want change but, as it stands, the market constrains them.
The People’s Grid was designed to allow households and businesses to share energy within their community. Given the energy market is becoming decenstralised, there is real opportunity to reimagine how and where we get our energy. We believe it should be people-powered, green, and renewable.
We also believe communities should benefit from this big shift which is why we've structred in the concept of Collectives. This way, both climate impact and local social impact work hand-in-hand.
The energy exported from producers will be matched with customers' consumption based on a hierarchy of preferences. If there's too much available energy available and not enough demand, the energy producers will be paid out the wholesale price at the time of export.