It is unsafe to store huge amounts of energy. Due to its inherent power, the storage facility must be strong enough to contain its force.
That is why instead of keeping it locked; Origin Energy makes energy fresh every day. In other words, this energy retailer ensures the daily delivery of electricity to millions of Australian homes and businesses.
Factors that Influence the Origin Energy Demand for Electricity
- Geographical location
- Extreme and erratic changes in the weather
- The hour of the day affecting the energy demand (Peak demand is what makes electricity retailer worried)
But this is never the case with Origin Energy. This energy retailer operates large-scale, gas-fired ‘peaking’ power stations. These stations can fire up in five minutes should the demand for its services is needed. With its Origin solar facilities, these power stations can also support solar and wind generators in times when wind and sun are not at able to supply the energy demand. The integration of several modes of energy sources enables this company to supply power to a large area spanning the energy supply chain in Australia. This is the reason why Origin is the leading Australian integrated energy company that belongs to the top 20 ASX listed companies dealing with gas exploration and production, power generation and energy retailing.
The scope of the electrical retailing services provided by Origin is wide ranging. They have about 4.3 million customer accounts, and supplies around 13 per cent of the electricity generation in Australia. In terms of support staff, Origin has around 6,000 employees serving their customers around the country. With Origin Solar, this company is focused on the sustainability of their operations. It is now the largest green energy retailer in Australia and invests significant amount of their resources in renewable energy technologies.