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We’re taking the guesswork out of going electric

The SEC is calling for volunteers to test a new digital planner to help households go electric.

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The SEC will begin testing a new digital platform for households that takes the guesswork out of switching to electric.

Ahead of its public release later this year, the SEC is seeking 50 volunteer households to test the platform and collaborate on its design.

The platform creates a personalised plan for users to reduce their energy bills and get the best value for money by calculating relevant government rebates, return on investment, and emissions reduction as they switch.

It uses simple information about a household's energy usage and what systems and appliances they currently have, to provide this personalised plan.

Further work is underway to explore how we can make the whole journey seamless – from planning through to installation.

Electric homes are cheaper to run, healthier to live in and better for the planet.

Residents of an existing detached home spend around $4400 a year on energy bills, but modelling shows that an average Victorian household with gas and electric appliances can reduce their annual energy bill by around 32% (or $1400) by switching to all-electric. The savings rise to around 62% – more than $2700 a year – by adding solar.

Call for volunteers

If you live in a home that still has gas heating, hot water, or cooking appliances, then the SEC’s planner might be a good place to begin your electric home journey to see what you could save.

We are seeking 50 volunteer households to test the platform and collaborate on its design.

You don’t need to be an energy expert to take part. We want to understand how all Victorians could benefit from a platform like this.

Volunteer now

Join our online information sessions

Starting in July, you can also join a series of online information sessions with expert advice and virtual home tours providing all the inspiration you need to start or continue your electric home journey.

The first information session is on 24 July.

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for the State Electricity Commission, will share her insights on going electric.

Chris Miller, Interim CEO, SEC will discuss the SEC’s goal to support Victorian homes to go electric, reduce bills and cut emissions.

Dan Cass, co-founder and executive director at Rewiring Australia, will discuss the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of going electric and where to start.

Sophie Wright, CEO and founder of Electrify Victoria, will share practical tips to save energy and money at home.

We will also take a virtual tour of an all-electric house.

Register now

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