Michael and Olivia
Michael and Olivia recently visited Mark’s solar farm in Renmark to put a face to the generator and see who they were buying their energy from.
Why did you decide to join The People’s Grid?
We recently moved into a new house without roof top solar, meaning we’re reliant on traditional sources of generation. Oxamii enables us to power our home with cost effective renewable energy, without the investment in onsite generation.
Is local energy important to you? Why?
We’re involved with local agribusiness and see solar farms as a great way for Agricultural producers to generate new sources of income from their land holdings. Oxamii provides our family with another way to support local businesses and reduces our reliance on traditional energy generation.
Describe your experience meeting Mark for the first time?
It was great to meet with Mark and learn how the Solar Farm works from a technical and business perspective. It was fascinating to understand the scale and simplicity of the operation, whilst learning how the technology will grow in region over the coming years.
Is it what you expected?
I had envisioned a large scale solar farm with panels as far you can see. It was surprising that an old 1 acre vineyard now generates enough power to service 30 homes year round.
Would you recommend your friends and family joining?
I’ve already recommended Oxamii to many friends and family who I know are seeking a modern and sustainable approach to their household energy. I shared a few photos of our trip to the solar farm on social media and was surprised at how interested people were in getting involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we believe in a sustainable energy future and so all generators on the Oxamii platform will come from renewable sources.
You will require a smart meter. If you don’t have one, our retail partner can install one. Additional hardware is optional, that would allow a customer to view their energy data in real time.
No, your electricity bill is made up of energy costs, network costs, government charges, environmental charges and retailer margins. Generators will get paid the portion that makes up energy costs.
The Oxamii matching algorithm intelligently calculates how much energy a generator has sold to a customer and at what rate. Oxamii handles all of the billing and each month the generator gets paid for energy generated and sold to the customer.
Signup is easy and only takes a few minutes. To get started click here.
You will be billed monthly.
Yes. Our retail partner Energy Locals pays a very generous feed in tariff. Check out the rates. In the future you will also have the option to sell your excess energy to your community or even donate it to a charity.
Oxamii is not a licensed retailer. The retailer and provider of energy to customers of The People’s Grid is Energy Locals Pty Ltd ACN 606 408 879
The Oxamii Marketplace allows small scale energy generators to promote their project to customers and sell their generated electricity at a fixed rate. Customers have the opportunity to select who they buy their energy from, knowing that the energy they buy comes from a local generator.
Up to this point, there hasn’t been a business model that supports small scale energy generators. This means the only option was to sell into the wholesale market. The problem with this is the variable price they receive plus the difficulty and uncertainty of not having a customer buying their energy. The Oxamii platform changes this, by creating a one stop shop for generators enabling them to attract retail customers and sell energy to them.
No problem, just like any other retailer you will need to let us know the date you are moving and your new location. All generator preferences and rates will remain the same.
When a generator can’t supply electricity our retail partner Energy Locals will supply electricity at the standard retail rate. On the bill, there will be 2 rates. One is a “matched rate” with generator the customer has preferenced, the other is “Other rate” which is the rate that is supplied by Energy Locals.
Yes, even on cloudy days or at night you will be supplied electricity. Our retail partner Energy Locals will supply any shortfall electricity at their standard rate so you can be guaranteed you will be supplied electricity 24 hours a day.
Oxamii is an Australian first Energy Marketplace called The People’s Grid where you can buy renewable energy directly from small scale generators in your community.
Our retail energy platform enables consumers both residential and small business to select a preferred renewable energy generator whose values and rate structure provides a win, win for both the environment and the hip pocket. Oxamii is aiming to become the true “People’s Grid” putting the customer back in control when it comes to making sure that the energy you purchase, meets all your moral, ethical and financial requirements.
We have just launched to customers in South Australia. Oxamii plans to roll out The People’s Grid to customers in other states in the near future.
The answer is yes. When more solar farms join The People’s Grid, you will be able to buy your energy from them. In the meantime, you can buy your energy from Mark’s solar farm.