Electricity affordability is a hot topic. Fortunately, there have been changes in recent years aimed at improving the cost of electricity in Victoria. GoSwitch can help you find one of the best value electricity plans for you and your household or small business. Firstly, it’s worth understanding the difference between energy distributors such as AusNet services, Powercor, and Citipower, and Electricity/gas retailers that include Energy Australia, AGL, and Dodo.
Your total bill will include fixed distribution charges along with charges from your chosen electricity retailer.
Distributors are responsible for maintaining infrastructure and fixing faults, while retailers can fine-tune your electricity deal with a wide range of savings incentives such as:
- Single rate tariffs without peak or off-peak periods
- Time-of-use tariffs with price changes at different times of the day
- Controlled load tariffs aimed at specific appliances such as a hot water cylinder
The GoSwitch comparison service will help you explore electricity plans and gas plans in Melbourne and regional Victoria.