New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian
New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean
Energy Switch To Slash Gas Bills From Today
Victor P Taffa
More than 1.3 Million households across the State can now save potentially hundreds of dollars a year on gas bills thanks to an expansion of the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government’s popular Energy Switch service.
In Lane Cove today, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean launched the expansion of Energy Switch to include gas.
“Winter is here, so now is the time to compare gas and electricity plans. It takes only minutes but could save hundreds of dollars a year. Energy Switch helps ease the cost of living for families by helping them find the best deal.” Premier Berejiklian said.
Energy Switch is one of more than 40 New South Wales Government rebates and incentives easing the cost of living. Others include cheaper Green Slips and refunds, $100 Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers and free registration for regular toll users.
Around 7,000 households have already switched electricity providers, bringing close to $3 Million in annual savings since the free service launched last year. The average saving per household is more than $400 a year.
Minister Kean said the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government was determined to make energy more affordable for New South Wales families.
“Energy Switch works by using a customer’s latest energy e-bill and comparing it with every retailer in New South Wales before presenting the top three plans available. If a switch is requested, Service NSW will make all the arrangements.” Minister Kean said.
“Last year, we saved 900,000 New South Wales households about $300 Million through our New South Wales Government energy rebates. We’re absolutely committed to reducing living costs, and delivering lower energy prices for New South Wales families.”
Top 10 areas with the highest number of electricity switches so far are:
Area Average Saving
The Entrance $583
Wagga Wagga $447
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