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Energy switch to slash gas bills from today

Published 2nd June, 2019

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 NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s popular Energy Switch service.

In Lane Cove today, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Energy and Environment 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,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Energy Switch is one of more than 40 NSW 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.

Mr Kean said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government was determined to make energy more affordable for NSW families.

“Energy Switch works by using a customer’s latest energy e-bill and comparing it with every retailer in NSW before presenting the top three plans available. If a switch is requested, Service NSW will make all the arrangements,” Mr Kean said.

“Last year, we saved 900,000 NSW households about $300 million through our NSW Government energy rebates. We’re absolutely committed to reducing living costs, and delivering lower energy prices for NSW families.”

It’s available at any Service NSW Centre or https://energyswitch.service.nsw.gov.au/

The top 10 areas with the highest number of electricity switches so far are:

AreaAverage Saving

Mulgoa

$612

The Entrance

$583

Dubbo

$536

Kellyville

$507

Liverpool

$490

Gosford

$473

Lismore

$456

Wagga Wagga

$447

Westmead

$446

Bathurst

$431

Published 2nd June, 2019
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