This is the latest development in a blossoming partnership, following Flow Power sponsoring SAWIA’s 2018 Wine Industry Environmental Excellence Awards, with both parties working towards better meeting the energy needs of the South Australian wine industry.
Flow Power’s innovative wholesale power model has already proven successful for South Australian businesses. By passing through wholesale market prices (with a transparent mark-up), the wine industry can access truly transparent and flexible power plans whilst keeping costs down.
On 8 October 2018, Flow Power presented a Business Lunch in the Barrossa Valley. The event was an opportunity for businesses across the region to learn more about our recent research how to save money by buying wholesale power.
‘The List’ research showed that collectively, 80 businesses could have saved $16m last financial year through this model incorporating renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The event will run users through the numbers and is open to all industry sectors with a particular focus on the wine industry.
Brian Smedley, Chief Executive of SAWIA, said “SAWIA is pleased to welcome Flow Power as a new Industry Partner, which we hope will assist our members to reduce their electricity costs. Reducing electricity cost is one of the highest priorities for wineries at the current time.”
David Evans, Director of Flow Power, comments: “Flow Power has a strong record of working with the wine industry in SA. We have spent years understanding the internal drivers of those businesses including the changing needs throughout the year, particularly in the summer when electricity use increases due to irrigation and refrigeration.”
“We have a mission to enable all businesses to take part in the wholesale market. Not just to cut their operational costs, but also the power costs for all South Australians.”
“Flow Power aims to help SAWIA’s members implement energy solutions that bring costs down and puts the power back in their hands.”