Fix the voltage to 230, reduce emissions and Save $

Fix the voltage to 230, reduce emissions and Save $

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Petition to
Australian Federal Energy Minister

Why this petition matters

Started by Greg Knight

The average voltage delivered to Australian consumers is around 245V - well in excess of the Australian standard of 230V.

Overvoltage increases the amount of energy used by consumers
Overvoltage increases carbon emissions
Overvoltage reduces the efficiency of rooftop solar
Overvoltage damages domestic appliances and shortens their life
Overvoltage increases the costs on everyone’s power bills

Every consumer should have access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy! Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, living alone, in a family home, or in share accommodation, if you’re contributing to a power bill, this issue relates directly to you.


Fixing the voltage means ✓delivering savings for electricity consumers (you) an average $108 per annum, ✓ increasing the reliability of the electricity grid by reducing the maximum demand on the system by at least 1,000MW of generation capacity, ✓ reducing carbon emissions by over 3 million tonnes per annum, and ✓ improving the ability of rooftop solar owners to feed back energy into the grid.

The issue is that the required voltage of 230V is being exceeded because the grid was not originally designed to cope with, for example, the ever-increasing uptake of rooftop solar which will inevitably create higher voltage issues. We need to bring the management of the grid into the 21st century to meet the objectives of delivering power reliably, affordably for every consumer, and promoting sustainability.

This will decrease consumption and reduce emissions.

We seek support to lobby the Australian Federal Energy Minister for regulatory change.


480 have signed. Let’s get to 500!