How we helped Carriage House knock 43 percent off their energy spend

Leading Edge Energy helped the Carriage House in Wagga Wagga slash their energy spend by 43 percent through installing solar and implementing a whole raft of energy-saving measures.
After installing the solar system, and energy-efficient lighting, the establishment’s consumption dropped by almost half. As a result, we moved them onto an improved network tariff leading to an additional direct saving of $7,000 per annum.
Leading Edge put a new tender out for the company’s natural gas supply, securing another saving of $1,000 per annum.
Owner Joel said: “We have never seen a bill in the $2’000’s!” …

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$12,900 credit refund for the Port Campbell Hotel

Leading Edge Energy secured a $12,900 credit refund for the Port Campbell Hotel in Victoria after opening a successful case against their energy provider for overcharging.
Our client requested to sign up to a small business plan with Origin Energy.
Origin confirmed they had signed up to the small business plan, but were actually put onto large business default rates at 27.5c/kwh for peak, 15c/kwh for off-peak, plus all other charges.
Leading Edge opened a case with Origin for overcharging. Acknowledging the error Origin provided 13 months’ refund in credit.

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$60K per annum cheaper energy rates for the Capricorn Hotel

The Capricorn Hotel in Queensland is now paying energy rates that are $5,000 per month – $60k per annum – cheaper than the previous contract after Leading Edge Energy took over their procurement process.
The Capricorn Hotel was on a plan with Ergon on a bundled bill and paying very high rates.
Leading Edge Energy carried out a competitive tendering process and tracked the National Energy Market movements to obtain the best possible rates available for the Capricorn Hotel. …

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$2,490 per annum Direct Metering Agreement fix for The Sir Joseph Banks Hotel

The Sir Joseph Banks Hotel was paying highly inflated Direct Metering Agreement fees of $3,390 per year, locked in for five years. After signing on with Leading Edge Energy, The Sir Joseph Banks is now paying $900 per year in metering fees. That is a direct saving of $2,490 per year!
LEE secured the release of the previous DMA and replaced it with a much fairer deal. When we negotiate DMAs, they only run for the duration of the energy contract. …

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$22K per annum knocked off the Thala Beach Nature Reserve after rates fix

The Thala Beach Nature Reserve reduced its energy spend by $22,000 per year after engaging Leading Edge Energy to procure its electricity supply.
Before engaging LEE, the resort used to purchase energy through a retail contract.
LEE’s energy management consultants monitored the National Energy Market to pinpoint a time when prices were favourable and locked in a contract which was significantly cheaper than what was being offered by retailers.
The resort also engaged LEE to monitor consumption and identify areas where energy efficiency was lacking. Corrective action was taken and the resort is now enjoying the benefits of less wasted energy. …

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We helped a multi-site hotel group knock $60,000 off their energy spend

We helped a New South Wales hotel group cut their annual energy spend by $60,000 after auditing and overseeing the installation of rooftop solar and putting them on the correct network tariffs.
We helped the group identify the best value rooftop solar system with the quickest return on investment.
Hotel groups we work with include: Rockpool Dining Group, Merivale, JDA Hotels, Brown Brothers Vineyards, HAPS Hotel Group, Meriton Apartments, FAL Construction Group and many more. …

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Cold Storage

Marrickville Freezers – Energy tender $8,000 cheaper than retail offer

Marrickville Freezers’ energy contract was up for renewal and we identified that going to the wholesale market would result in a better deal than what retailers were offering.
Leading Edge Energy secured a deal which came back was $8,000 cheaper than the next best offer by a retailer.
We also managed to identify a saving of $1,000 per annum at one of their smaller sites through a simple energy tender.
The contract recommended by Leading Edge Energy was one with flexible load clauses, eliminating hefty penalties and fees when winding down their consumption for the move to new premises. …

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$85,000 per annum saving after rates fix for Sydney Freezers

We helped Sydney Freezers reduce their energy spend by a whopping $85,000 per annum by tendering for energy on the wholesale market.
The company was on default rates after their energy contract expired, resulting in grossly inflated energy bills.
We tendered for energy on the wholesale market at the first favourable opportunity and reduced their annual energy spend on this account by $67,000. Sydney Freezers also had a secondary small business account which was set up incorrectly.
We moved the account to a large business account which resulted in an additional direct saving of $18,000 per annum. …

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21 percent average rates saving for St Maroun’s College

By switching St Maroun’s College from default electricity rates to a market contract, we were able to help them make an average 21 percent saving on their daily rates.
Every year, many Independent schools spend thousands of dollars more than they need to, but the good news is there is an easy way to save. …

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St Kevin’s College energy and gas spend reduced by $44,000 per annum

St Kevin’s College is spending $44,000 less on energy and gas per year with Leading Edge Energy’s assistance. After carrying out an energy and gas audit, we combined seven gas accounts into one single plan resulting in $24,000 in savings on gas, per annum.
We combined three small electricity accounts onto one single plan. This reduced the college’s energy spend by $14,000 per annum.
We upgraded one site’s account to the large market specification, which resulted in a direct saving of $6,000 per annum. …

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$19,000 per annum saving for Neuendorf Farming after Leading Edge Energy rates fix

Neuendorf Farming made an instant saving of $19,000 per year on their electricity bill after Leading Edge Energy switched them from a small business offer to a fixed commercial contract, giving them access to wholesale rates.
The owners did not realise they were paying 25% more than what they should have been paying.
Their retailer Origin had them on an SME tariff, where they were paying a high rate of 23c/kwh for their electricity. LEE organised the switch to wholesale market rates, locking in an energy contract that was cheaper and gave the business long-term security of supply at a fixed rate. …

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Food & Beverage Services

The Baker at Northpoint makes $2,000 direct yearly saving after energy plan switch

The Baker was on a competitive energy deal, but our energy management consultants identified a plan which was $2,000 per annum cheaper.
The Baker had installed a rooftop solar system to drive down its energy costs.
The company was on a decent plan, but our Energy Management Consultants identified a double win.
The new retail plan $2,000 cheaper per annum than the one they were on and offered the best solar feed-in rate at 12.5c/kWh for power fed back to the grid.
The Baker is saving directly on energy costs,and reaping more money for selling surplus power.

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Food Product Manufacturing & Distribution

E.W.H Food Service – Network tariff change and meter amalgamation lead to $16,400 direct annual saving

Leading Edge Energy helped knock $16,000 per year off E.W.H Food Service’s energy spend.
One of E.W.H’s sites at Beresfield was on an incorrect Network Tariff and we contacted the distributor register the anomaly and oversaw the switch to the correct tariff. This resulted in a saving of approximately $1,200 per month, or $14,000 per year.
One of the company’s sites had two separate electricity meters, which also meant that they had two electricity accounts.
We combined the meters to consolidate into one energy account giving a saving of $2,000 per annum on fixed charges. …

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Leading Edge Energy beats two brokers offer by $1,000 for Padstow Food Service

Our Energy Management Consultants secured a wholesale energy contract for Padstow Food Service which was $1,000 per annum cheaper than two broker offers.
Padstow Food Service was a Leading Edge Client, but decided to try their luck with another energy retailer who promised them they could deliver better savings.
It turned out that the other broker could not match the deals which LEE had secured for the company in the past and after a two-month hiatus, they returned to us.
Two other brokers were involved, but our contract was $1,000 per annum cheaper than the nearest offer. …

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Going Gourmet saves $2,000 per annum with wholesale energy tender fix

Going Gourmet saw their energy spend drop by $2,000 per annum after Leading Edge Energy secured an advantageous wholesale market contract on their behalf.
After analysing the quotes Going Gourmet had been given by electricity retailers, we quickly established that going to tender on the wholesale market would yield a better deal.
The tender resulted in a wholesale energy offering which was between $2,000 and $4,000 cheaper than what was being quoted by the retailers.
As a result of moving to a wholesale contract, Going Gourmet secured a deal which was $2,000 cheaper than the nearest offer. …

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P.E. Foods makes $9,000 per annum energy saving after being moved to market contract

P.E Foods are paying $9,000 per annum less for electricity after Leading Edge Energy secured a wholesale market contract.
They were being quoted prices for energy by retailers under the Ergon Network in Queensland.
Because retailers offered them nothing different, P.E. Foods were under the impression that the Ergon offers were the only ones available to them.
We monitored the market and established that it was a good time to go to tender, securing an energy contract which was $9,000 per annum cheaper than the nearest offer made by retailers. …

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Energy and gas deals $6,500 per annum cheaper than closest offer for I Cook Foods

I Cook Foods are spending $6,500 per annum less after entering into wholesale gas and electricity contracts brokered by Leading Edge Energy.
We tendered for the company’s natural gas supply and the offer resulted in a $5,500 per annum direct saving – equivalent of 24 percent.
Energy prices on the wholesale market were also favourable.
As a result, I Cook Foods are paying $1,000 less per annum than they would have if they had opted for a retailer offer for the next 36 months.
In total, I Cook Foods are spending $6,500 per annum less after entering into wholesale contracts brokered by Leading Edge Energy. …

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Even when it got competitive we identified a $4,250 per annum saving for Innova Foods

Innova Foods made a direct saving of $4,250 per annum after Leading Edge Energy found and secured a cheaper natural gas contract.
The company was on a competitive natural gas plan, but we found a better offer through tender.
Innova Foods were also looking to secure a wholesale market energy tender, but significant market increases made the option not financially beneficial.
The company had a quote offered by their retailer which was more advantageous, so we advised them to sign the direct offer while it was still valid. …

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Real Estate

$22,000 per annum energy spend reduction for Gibbons Real Estate Group

Gibbons Real Estate Group reduced its energy spend by $22,000 per annum after Leading Edge Energy contracted their energy rates early.
We managed to reduce energy costs at Wyong branch by $14,000 per year and their West Gosford site spend by $8,000.
Leading Edge Energy assisted in moving one of Gibbons’ sites resulting in a direct saving of 44% on charges at the site.
We also got a tariff change approved and new energy rates applied retroactively when a tenant moved out during their contract period. This saved Gibbons $2,100 and $700 month ongoing. …

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$150,000 reduction in energy spend for Blackwall Real Estate

We helped Blackwall Real Estate reduce their energy spend by $150,000 by going to tender on the wholesale electricity market.
Blackwall had a number of sites purchasing energy individually from a range of retailers.
We analysed Blackwall’s group sites setup and immediately identified that we could group them together to leverage more purchasing power on the wholesale market at the ideal time.
We calculated that going to tender on the wholesale market would result in an average 20 percent saving. …

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