Case Studies

Bill analysis

$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 took over the leasehold for the Port Campbell and requested to sign up to a small business plan with Origin Energy.
Origin confirmed that they had signed up to the small business plan, however they were actually put onto large business default rates at 27.5c/kwh for peak, and 15c/kwh for off-peak, plus all other charges.
When we audited the client’s bill, it became apparent that they had been put on the wrong default rates. Leading Edge Energy opened a case with Origin informing them that our client had been paying more than they should. Acknowledging the error Origin provided 13 months’ refund in credit.  

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Energy Procurement

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

Gibbens Real Estate Group saw its energy spend reduced by a total of $22,000 per annum after Leading Edge Energy contracted their energy rates early.
By contracting early, we managed to reduce the energy spend at their Wyong branch by $14,000 per year.
We also reduced their spend by $8,000 at their West Gosford site, by contracting rates early.
Leading Edge Energy assisted in moving one of Gibbens’ 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 Gibbens $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 at the ideal time.
Blackwall had a number of sites purchasing energy individually from a range of retailers.
The management contacted Leading Edge Energy to see if there was any way to reduce their energy spend, which was putting a big dent into the business.
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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$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 engaged Leading Edge to analyse their energy accounts as the exorbitant bills they were receiving were putting pressure on the business.
Leading Edge took its detailed approach and found that the hotel would benefit from moving from a small business energy plan to a large business contracted plan.
The Capricorn Hotel was on a plan with Ergon on a bundled bill and paying very high rates. When you factor in that the business is energy intensive, you have a recipe for disaster.
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.
Send us your energy invoice and complete our authority form for a complimentary energy evaluation. We will analyse your energy rates; network rates; energy efficiency; and present you with a rooftop solar feasibility report. Contact our Energy Management Consultant Ewen Beard today on tel: 0481 345 181 or by email on

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Gas and solar

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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Market Reclassification

$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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Metering Agreement

$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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Network Tariff Optimisation

Solar & Network Tariff Optimisation

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 have the firepower to help our multi-site group clients minimise their grid dependence and take control of rising energy costs. Our process involves procurement, smart energy use, self generation, monitoring & reporting and storage solutions.
In this case, 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.
Contact our multi-site Energy Management Consultant Amanda Player for advice about how to get the best value for money with your energy spend on tel: 0410 640 779, or email at

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