Victorians get upgraded energy comparison website

Victorians get upgraded

Victorians get upgraded The government has launched a newly upgraded energy comparison website so Victorians can more easily compare power companies to find lower prices.

More than 2.7 million Victorians get upgraded have already used Victorian Energy Compare to find a better offer on electricity, gas and solar to cut hundreds of dollars a year from their energy bills.

The free and independent tool is now accessing electricity usage data, which means it takes less than a minute to compare offers and find the best available.

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The Labor Government’s nation-leading market reforms mean retailers are now required to tell you what their best offer is.

On average, Victorians who use Victorian Energy Compare save $330 in their first year alone, with seven out of 10 customers finding a better deal by switching retailers.

Previously, customers were required to manually enter details from their smart meter or power bill, but the upgraded tool can now access this data thanks to a partnership with the Australian Energy Market Operator.

The data includes the customer’s postcode, current retailer and their National Metering Identifier but doesn’t contain any personably identifiable information.

Privacy and security have been central in developing the tool, with customers able to choose whether to share their smart meter data or instead use an energy questionnaire to estimate their energy consumption.

Victorian families can also still claim the Labor Government’s $50 Power Saving Bonus when they compare offers until June 30 this year.

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Victorians get upgraded can also ditch confusing and costly energy deals by choosing the Victorian Default Offer – a regulated fair price that Victorians can trust.

For more information and to compare electricity offers visit compare.energy.vic.gov.au.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said this upgrade will make it even easier for others to join them, saving time and money.

“This is just one of the ways we’re putting power back in the hands of Victorians with our Energy Fairness Plan and Solar Homes putting downward pressure on prices,” she said.