Now’s the time to check your electricity plan with hikes of 10%

As of the 1 July 2016, many of Australia’s major electricity retailers increased their rates. South Australia was one of the States affected, with retailers increasing their rates by up to 10%1.When a price change occurs it is the perfect time to check your current plan to see if you can find something that works better for you. According to the latest annual review released by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), 50% of consumers have not switched their electricity provider or plan in the last five years and are not taking advantage of the better deals available to them.

Help to get you the best deal:

  • Energy Made Easy a Federal Government website have established energymadeeasy.gov.au to help residential and small business energy consumers to navigate the often complex electricity and gas retail markets to find a suitable energy offer.
  • Make It Cheaper who provide fast, simple and effective service to ensure you aren’t overpaying for your electricity with the new rates in place. Their most recent bill analysis identified that 80% of Aussie businesses pay too much for their electricity2.

For a free quote from Make it Cheaper:

 

What other are doing to reduce energy costs?

The Energy Efficiency Exchange supports energy savings for small-to-medium and large energy-using companies. This shares the benefits of best-practice energy efficiency from industry sector case studies and resources gathered from around Australia and overseas. It also features a round-up of news, innovations, upcoming events and training opportunities.  To find out more visit http://eex.gov.au/

¹ – Mozo, 24th June, 2016
2 – Based on 10,400 bills analysed between Oct 2015 and Mar 2016 Source: Make it Cheaper
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