NEW ENERGY SWITCH COULD SAVE REGION’S HOUSEHOLDS $1,000 A YEAR

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

IN what will be a major shakeup for the electricity market, NSW households can now quickly change electricity deals with Service NSW’s free Energy Switch service, potentially saving them up to $1,000 a year on their bills, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall encouraged residents across the region to test out the new quick and easy price comparison and switching tool, which would help reduce cost of living pressures.

“Energy Switch will be a game-changer for NSW households trying to reduce cost of living pressure,” Mr Marshall said.

“There are a lot of government price comparison websites – but this takes things to the next level. It empowers people by enabling them a change electricity providers and lock in a better deal with the click of a mouse or a quick chat with Service NSW.

“This has never been done before and made so easy for people to do.

“Energy Switch uses a customer’s latest e-bill to scan the entire retail electricity market, giving them a list of the cheapest three electricity plans available based on their individual usage profile.

“If a switch is requested, Service NSW will inform the energy provider, taking the leg work out of the process for the customer.

“I know power prices are a pinch point for many households which is why this service has been established to help reduce the cost of living. Cost of living is a big issue facing local families and this initiative could provide them with much needed bill relief.”

Energy Switch will allow people to regularly review their plan as electricity usage and prices fluctuate over time.

Research carried out by Service NSW found 70 per cent of NSW households pay too much for electricity, particularly customers who haven’t switched for more than 12 months

Energy Switch is one a raft of NSW Government initiatives helping to ease cost of living pressure for households. Others include cheaper Green Slips and refunds, Active Kids vouchers, free car registration for regular toll users and the FuelCheck app.

To access Energy Switch visit www.energyswitch.service.nsw.gov.au/

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