About Us

Who are
Energy Locals

Energy Locals is proudly Australian 100% owned and operated.

Our values, service, and products and services differentiate us from typical energy companies.

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

We are more than just an energy retailer providing sustainable cost-effective energy to residents in the “traditional” energy (grid) market, or offering expertise, products and services to developers to allow them to deliver infrastructure such as Community Energy Networks, so that their customers can enjoy even greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness while reducing their reliance on the grid and enjoying greener energy.

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.

Whether you are a resident looking for a better energy plan or a developer wanting to partner with us to deliver innovative energy solutions for your customers, we can help.
The company was founded in 2016 by Adrian Merrick, who has a decade-and-a-half’s experience 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.

Meet the 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. 

Adrian Merrick

Founder and CEO

Julian Duggan

Principal, Community Energy Networks

Darren Read

Principal, Community Energy Networks

Michelle Monaghan

Chief Operations Officer

Dirk Legenhausen

Chief Financial Officer

Sally Pollard

Head of People & Culture & General Manager of SES

Luke Melisi


Mahesh Krishnan

Chief Technology Officer


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