The asset owner has a significant investment in the electricity infrastructure, and a properly configured private electricity network enables the owner to secure a return on that investment from a reliable annuity stream.
By on-selling electricity to tenants, centre owners can add to the revenue stream of the centre and ultimately contributing to its asset valuation.
The WINconnect philosophy is to help owners maximise the operational efficiency of a site whilst ensuring equitable billing and power of choice for SME consumers.
On-selling optimisation through solar generation offers increased rental income whereby we enter into a lease agreement with centre management to populate the rooftop with solar panels. The sustainably-generated power can then be fed into the behind the meter network and on-sold with the power from the grid.
The process of converting existing infrastructure (e.g. shopping centres, commercial/industrial complexes) to private networks, commonly referred to as ‘brownfield conversions’, is a challenging operation. We partner with a team of preferred supplier organisations (registered electrical contractors) who’ve been schooled in the nuances of such conversions. Much of our ‘can do’ intellectual property resides in project planning for the re-metering of shopping centres.
Our South Australian based EMS team deliver affordable billing services to managers of commercial buildings and shopping centres in all geographies.
If you have an existing network, we can audit and look to transition it to our EMS tariff engine for a possible reduction to your current costs.
If you operate a community energy network, you want to ensure that every electron is accounted for. WINconnect brings to the market an audit service delivered from our extensive operational experience. We can account for every kWh consumed within the shopping centre by identifying all non-technical network losses.
As an energy retailer in our own right through Pando Power, we able to buy wholesale power – spot and hedged. Whilst most shopping centre owners will have national power contracts, our or Origin’s ability to act as the Financially Responsible Market Participant (that is, the electricity retailer) during and after a retrofit project enables us to sort out all the market metering issues. Then we hand over the gate meter contract to your electricity retailer of choice.
WINconnect is an authorised retailer for electricity and gas in NSW, ACT, SA and QLD (and Tasmania for electricity only) and in Victoria sells electricity as an exempt seller. Our billing, collections and customer relationship management activities are designed to meet all relevant requirements.
Some shopping centre owners only use a billing agency, with centre management taking care of meter-reading, collections and customer management.
"Liuzzi Property Group now engage WINconnect to establish and manage networks within our shopping centres. Through effective management of our electrical infrastructure, WINconnect creates additional income streams from an otherwise inactive asset class."Alfonso Liuzzi - Liuzzi Property Group