Rewards based tariff trial
The Rewards Based Tariff (RBT) trial was a joint initiative between Energex and Ergon Energy. The trial was to understand if customers would reduce their electricity usage during peak periods if rewarded.
The trial ran in Cairns, Brisbane and Toowoomba from January 2011 to March 2013. Participants were asked to adjust their electricity usage in response to several price scenarios.
Theoretical pricing linked to the domestic flat rate electricity price in Queensland - Tariff 11. As the trial was theoretical, it did not affect participants' normal electricity bills. There were two theoretical pricing structures tested for energy usage and capacity.