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Wholesale Power The Hidden Ingredient For Great Wineries

By Monday 2 October 2017August 26th, 2018No Comments

You’ll save money and enjoy better power for your business. Join the Flow Power webinar this 19 October to learn how.

From concerns about shortfalls to uncertainty around Australia’s energy future, electricity is a major talking point for business today. The Australian power market is changing and grape growers stand to benefit from access to the wholesale market.

Energy is a large part of a grower’s operating costs with irrigation at the right time reducing overheads substantially. It’s money right back in your pocket.

In the next Flow Power webinar, you can learn about the benefits of switching to wholesale electricity and greater control through a range of tools and exclusive options.

Switching to wholesale power might seem a leap if you’re used to fixed rates. It’s actually dead simple. The numbers don’t lie – over the last five years, the wholesale market has been at least  5.6% cheaper than the fixed rate market. But the secret to buying wholesale is being smart and using the right Power Tools.

One grower has managed to save more than 30% on energy costs by aligning with low price periods.

“We’ve been with Flow Power since 2010 and we are very much in front with our electricity costs. As growers of almonds and grapes in the volatile SA market, we find it especially beneficial and simple to add a cap over the hot periods to keep costs under control,” the grape grower says.

When you throw wholesale power tools into the mix, the savings can reach up to 45% in savings. With fixed rates up by 300% in recent years, it makes sense to switch to wholesale, and it’s easier than you think.

Unlike fixed-rate contracts, buying wholesale gives you access to the lows of the power market.

That’s why it’s a smart choice for your business – there’s more flexibility, and you have the opportunity to make the most of fluctuations in the market. You can get paid to use power during these low-price periods, and sell back what you’re not using to save even more.

If you’re playing the longer game, a Virtual Generation Agreement (VGA) is worth consideration.

Over a minimum period of 10 years, the VGA buys you a fixed percentage of wind or solar output direct from the renewable generator. Numbers-wise, this gives you access to prices of up to half the market rate – definitely worth investigation.

Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about our power tools, including ceilings, hedges, and what they can do for you. From putting an upper limit on prices to negotiating fixed rates, these tools give you even more power over your spend, and are exclusive to wholesale customers.

Don’t be afraid of change. We’re here to show you why wholesale is the best way forward for your business’ power needs.

To join the webinar or for more information on the solutions offered by Flow Power, visit or call 1300 08 06 08.

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