As energy customers face rising costs, the New South Wales Government has announced a program to reduce energy bills and support households in finding a cheaper plan.
Under the New South Wales Energy Bill Saver program, households can receive $250 off their energy bills by simply comparing their current energy deal. They could also unlock up to $400 in further savings by switching energy plans to a lower deal.
New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet, said the State Government will deliver energy bill relief to hardworking New South Wales families.
“We know households are feeling the pinch right now and that’s why we will provide immediate bill relief as well as help families get a better energy deal,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This is $250 in short-term energy savings whilst at the same time ensuring New South Wales households can slash their bills into the future.
Mr Perrottet said this is all part of the State Government’s long-term economic plan to support New South Wales families and keep the state moving forward.
New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Paul Toole, said the initiative will offer much-welcomed relief for families.
“This program isn’t just for today, it’s a simple way families right across New South Wales can save money long-term, by assessing their provider,” Mr Toole said.
“The hard-working people of New South Wales deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money and this initiative will help develop habits which will go well beyond the $250 payment.”
New South Wales Treasurer, Matt Kean, said this instant energy bill relief was part of a broader focus on cheap and clean power.
“We are modernising the energy system with a landmark $32 billion roadmap that will turbocharge the transition and deliver cheap energy for generations to come,” Mr Kean said.
Eligibility will be open to every household in New South Wales, including existing rebate recipients. The comparison tool will be provided by Service New South Wales and households will still receive $250 off their energy bill even if they don’t switch plans.
Households are encouraged to shop around for a better deal right now by heading to the Energy Made Easylaunch website.
Switching providers between now and 1 July 2023 won’t prevent households from being eligible for the $250 if they search again when the program launches.
Up to two million households are expected to take up this program, with the State Government committing $500 million to the New South Wales Energy Bill Saver.
The New South Wales Energy Bill Saver will be available from 1 July through to 31 December 2023.