Whether you get a kick out of coastal living, love a lush green rainforest, or prefer the starry expanse of a desert night sky, you can choose almost any backdrop to call home in the Premier State.
Just like there are a lot of options for where to live in NSW, there is also a range of energy providers to choose from.
In July 2014, the NSW state government deregulated the electricity industry, meaning providers were free to set their own price for power.
This was great news for consumers, and it got even better when four more energy providers barged into the market. More choice means more competition, and electricity retailers are now practically climbing over each other for your business.
In fact, electricity deregulation was such a success, retail gas prices are set to follow suit on 1 July 2017.
So what does all this mean for you? Well, if you’ve been sitting pretty with the same supplier for some time, now might be the perfect time to start comparing offers. Finding a better deal could potentially save you hundreds of dollars, which means more money in your wallet for fun things – like holidays, date nights or pizza.
When reviewing offers, remember there’s more to your energy bill than just the rates. Different pricing structures, contracts and concessional discounts can all impact how much you pay each month.
It might sound like a big headache, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to compare energy providers, find a great rate and switch. To make things even easier, we’ve put together all the relevant and recent information you need to make an informed choice.
As well as driving down electricity prices through deregulation, the NSW government also offers a number of rebates to help people cover the cost of their energy bills.
Renewable energy is a trending topic at the moment – and a major focus for the NSW Government. We are slowly moving away from traditional energy sources – black coal, coal seam gas and natural gas – in favour of cleaner and more affordable alternatives, such as hydro-electricity, wind, solar and biomass.
In fact, the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan, which was launched in 2013, outlines the state’s commitment to helping achieve the national target of 20 per cent renewable energy by 2020. It details three strategies for attracting renewable energy investment, building community support and growing renewable energy expertise.
The NSW state government is working with local communities to share the ownership of wind farms in order to build a level playing field for electricity trading and continuing to support solar customers.
It seems NSW is on track to becoming a leader in the field of sustainability, which will be better for the environment and our wallets – it’s win, win, wind!
Given the level of competition among NSW electricity companies, it’s surprising more people don’t look around for a better deal. Perhaps they think it’s too much trouble, or simply don’t have time to compare gas and electricity prices.
Rest assured that switching energy providers is simple and painless, and your power supply won’t be disrupted during the changeover.
And when it comes to finding a plan which suits you, iSelect is more than happy to do the hard work for you. We’ll compare plans we offer from our range of energy providers across the state* and present you with the options – all you need to do is choose.
Finding a provider through iSelect is quick and easy. Simply enter your postcode here to start comparing energy plans*.