Simply Energy is an energy retailer, providing electricity and gas to homes and businesses across Australia. We’ve been making energy simple and affordable for Australian households and businesses since 2005. We pride ourselves on providing smart electricity and gas solutions that help customers manage their energy usage.
Simply Energy is proudly backed by ENGIE – one of the largest independent power producers in the world and a global leader in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. ENGIE makes significant investments in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency worldwide and is committed to changing the face of energy in Australia, developing and providing responsible, sustainable energy solutions.
“We pride ourselves on listening to our customers. They expect Simply Energy to provide solutions that reduce the environmental impact of their energy consumption.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since January 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
As part of the ENGIE Group, Simply Energy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of the environment. Global decarbonisation of our generation infrastructure is a major goal for ENGIE.
In Australia, ENGIE has closed or divested all coal-fired power generation facilities. We are proud to be setting the standard in lower carbon energy generation, renewables, energy efficiency and technology-based solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
We also pride ourselves on listening to our customers. They expect Simply Energy to provide solutions that reduce the environmental impact of their energy consumption. Providing Simply Carbon Neutral energy is our way of meeting our customers’ expectations.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
On the back of Simply Energy offering carbon neutral products in 2021, we anticipate having customers who feel more positive about their environmental impact – customers who will become strong promoters of Simply Energy as a future-focused energy retailer.
We also believe our staff and investors will feel empowered by being part of an organisation that’s taking sustainability and emissions reduction seriously.
Our carbon neutral certification will also help progress ENGIE’s mission to accelerate the transition towards a zero-carbon economy through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions.
What offset projects do you support?
A hydropower project in China, a wind farm project in East Asia stapled to a forestry project in Western Australia, a biomass project in India, and wind power projects in India.
How can consumers support you?
Energy consumers throughout Australia can support Simply Energy and our environmental commitments by signing up to a new energy plan with Simply Energy. They will then be secure in the knowledge that we’ll offset carbon emissions from their energy usage at no extra cost. There’s nothing more that our new customers need to do except feel good about consuming carbon neutral energy.
Customers can then progress on their journey towards efficient use of energy and minimising their carbon footprint, by managing their energy consumption and costs using the tools, information, advice and services provided by Simply.
Ultimately, customers may wish to progress to generating and storing their own power by installing solar and battery solutions as facilitated by Simply Energy.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Simply Energy, along with ENGIE, has set in place several measures to reduce emissions. These measures include a range of policy initiatives and targets to reduce the carbon intensity of the group’s energy production, investing in renewable energy generation, and providing advice and support to customers wishing to install renewable energy technology and improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
We recommend engaging an experienced/certified consultant. Simply Energy is all about simplifying processes and engaging someone with specific expertise in this area has been invaluable.