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About Us

Why we’ve moved past the traditional energy model.

Energy Locals is proudly Australian 100% owned and operated. We are more than just an energy retailer who provides individuals, small businesses, and larger commercial enterprises with clean, reliable, and cost-effective energy.

Aside from delivering cost-effective energy, we’re passionate about transparency, customer-service, technology and the environment. We have a social conscience too.

We also support developers, body corporates, industrial projects, and residents within Community Energy Networks. Our extensive experience providing technology driven, environmentally friendly, energy efficient options save our customers money.

Our ‘Why’

Why we do what we do is just as important as how we do it.
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our commitment to providing:

fair and transparent pricing

excellent Australian based customer service

environmentally friendly energy solutions

innovative products

Not your average energy company

We know – you’ve heard that before. But hear us out…

We’re done with the traditional energy model. We believe in the science of climate change and that we can—and must—do something about it. Rather than whinge, we’re getting on with the job.

Our goal is to enable residential, commercial and business customers to use as much clean energy as they need to live comfortable lives at a great value price they can control.

We also help developers make sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions part of the DNA of new projects. By working with them from the very beginning to implement infrastructure that delivers the right solution for a sustainable future.

For our customers in our Community Energy Network developments our commitment to cleaner and more efficient technologies is at the forefront. We invest Super fund money in technology that will produce environmental and efficiency benefits years to come.

Our Service

No-one likes having to pay for something as necessary as energy, so the least we can do is offer great rates and even better customer service.

Our Australian based team is here to help you

We proudly support two of the world’s largest battery companies – Sonnen and Tesla – so customers can help keep the grid stable while benefiting from cheaper, cleaner power.

Fast route to a human

After dialing our phone number you’ll only have to press one more button before you speak to one of us. Simple as that.

Online account management

You can take care of most of the basics via our secure online portal which runs 24/7

You’ll have the most up to date data available

If you’ve got a smart meter, then each night we’ll upload your previous day’s usage data to our online portal. You can see energy usage by each half hour of the day.

Customer reviews

Want to know more about our service? Just see what Energy Locals customers have to say about it.

One is Greater Than Two (Two Become One)

As of late 2021, Energy Locals and Energy Trade have merged under the Energy Locals brand, so we can provide even better solutions and value to you. Both companies were already working closely together and shared similar goals and values such as:

helping customers access renewable power where they live and work without having to pay for it up front.

a shared commitment to innovation (e.g., we are part of the largest Virtual Power Plant of its kind in Australia).

providing fantastic value to customers.

valuing excellent customer service.

driving a cleaner, greener future for all.

challenging the status quo, especially with respect to transparency and fairness for customers in the energy market.

We are an ethical company and care both about the environment and our customers. This also makes business sense for us because not all companies in the energy space share our ideals. We proudly offer better products and services for people who may be dissatisfied with their current energy provider. All at a great price.

So, the merger was a natural progression to lay the foundation for us to be able to grow the business more efficiently, so we can achieve more for our customers Australia wide.

There are further details of the history of the two companies via the biographies of the founders Adrian Merrick, Julian Duggan and Darren Read in Our Team.

Our Team

Energy Locals is a team of people with plenty of experience in energy retailing and who want to see positive change. Meet the team behind the dream.

The company was founded in 2016 by Adrian Merrick, who has a decade and a half of experience in running energy retail operations. Having worked for large energy companies, Adrian had a strong desire to use his experience to make energy cheaper, cleaner and fairer. In 2021, Energy Locals merged with Energy Trade under the Energy Locals brand.

Across the Energy Locals team, we bring experience from at least five different energy retailers, a regulator, an energy consultancy and two outsourced service providers in the energy industry.

Our team is hungry to make energy better, and we run a simple and efficient service for our partners and customers. Sound like you? Check out our current career opportunities.

A renewable future

Energy Local & Large-Scale Solar

We proudly support two of the world’s largest battery companies – Sonnen and Tesla – so customers can help keep the grid stable while benefiting from cheaper, cleaner power.

Award Winning

Green Energy
Retailer of the Year

Who says nice guys finish last? We’ve been awarded the Green Energy Retailer of the Year (Retail-Only) for two years running by Finder. Join us and you’ll be supporting a sustainable future.

Testimonials

What our community is saying

We think we’re pretty awesome, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our satisfied customers have to say about Energy Locals (that’s us!)

Working with Energy Locals

Be a part of
something different

Join us and be part of an exciting, innovative and fast-growing energy business, working alongside the best in the industry. Gain hands-on experience, with inspiring leaders as mentors and plenty of training and development opportunities to super-charge your career.

Our Team

Across the Energy Locals team we bring experience from five different energy retailers, a regulator, an energy consultancy and two outsourced service providers in the energy industry. Our team is hungry to make energy better, and we run a simple and efficient service for our partners and customers.

Your energy.
Your future.

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