A unique service from Origin Energy is expected to benefit the residents of large developments through great energy rates and green credentials.
Developers of apartment complexes often find the process of connecting energy to the apartments highly cumbersome and time consuming. Origin’s Centralised Energy Services might just be the solution.
Encompassing Embedded Electricity Networks, Serviced Hot Water, and Natural Gas for residential high rise buildings, Origin’s services allow the bulk purchase of energy, benefitting end users with great energy rates.
By choosing Origin Centralised Energy Services for your development, all energy is purchased by Origin supplied Master Meters (often called Gate or Parent meters). All the residents and tenancies within the development are then supplied energy through privately owned and operated apartment meters, under Origin’s retail energy licences.
Origin’s Embedded Networks allow delivery of electricity, serviced hot water and gas solutions to high rise residential buildings, reducing the need for developers to engage with the Local Network Service Providers (LNSPs) for metering, which can help avoid construction difficulties and sometimes delays.
A centralised energy service delivers greater customer experience while the installation of type 4 electricity metering solutions contributes to Green Star ratings for the building.
Hardware is supplied and maintained
Electricity and hot water meters are installed to the development’s schedule at no cost to the developer. Hardware is also maintained for the life of the agreement. Gas meters are no longer needed under Origin’s Centralised Energy Services.
Developers seeking green credentials for their development can explore Origin’s solar PV and other renewable energy initiatives.
Great pricing terms
Residents can benefit from Origin’s favourable pricing terms, with no minimum length contracts. Discounted rates are also offered for common property energy usage, helping to offset strata levies.
Management of site electricity and gas connection
Origin will manage the site electricity and gas connection process, minimising the need for the developer to engage with LNSPs for metering, which can help avoid construction difficulties and potential delays.
Origin offers the assurance of ongoing support and backing with an in-house billing system, customer service network and emergency response centre.
Origin’s Centralised Energy Services offers a seamless solution that also incorporates photovoltaic solar installations, power storage solutions, and electric vehicle charging points, all supported by their smart metering platforms. In most developments Origin can supply a mix of these technologies at no cost.
Image: Centralised hot water on the building’s rooftop