How does GoSwitch compare electricity prices?
GoSwitch are free and trusted energy consultants to Australian energy consumers. We help you compare electricity pricing plans by listing and explaining the plans offered by our panel of preferred energy companies operating in your local area. We understand that it can be difficult to compare one plan with another, so our team is here to read the fine print and make the whole process easy. We answer all the questions you have to make sure you select the plan that’s right for you. We have invested heavily in our team and comparison engine to provide you the best advice we can.
Of course, we understand that as a consumer, the idea of comparing electricity pricing plans and switching energy providers may raise some questions. Here’s a bit of background on how gas and electricity comparison works to help you decide if it’s worth your while.
Electricity retail pricing
Retailers are companies that purchase electricity from generation companies and then on-sell it to homes and businesses. Their role is to arrange your connection to the grid, manage your billing account and determine the price you pay for power.
In recent years, the electricity retail markets in most states have become deregulated. This means that electricity retailers are now in competition with each other – users can switch providers and plans whenever they want, so retailers are constantly bringing new pricing plans into the market to entice customers. You can find out more about how retail electricity pricing works here.
Switching electricity retailers
Switching itself is surprisingly easy and has no impact on your supply; basically, all you need to do is work out what plan you want to move to and contact the relevant retailers to arrange the switch. The biggest barrier for consumers is wading through all the data – working out what plans are available and how they compare against each other
This barrier is the reason the GoSwitch business was born. Using your postcode and some information about your energy usage, GoSwitch compares a wide range of published energy pricing data and deals and translates these for you into an easy-to-understand format. We give you full details of each plan and the benefits you could receive – it costs nothing and the comparison can be done in less than five minutes.
Which Retailers Does GoSwitch Compare?
Our panel of preferred retailers includes the following:
• Energy Australia
• Power Direct
• Dodo Power & Gas
What’s in it for GoSwitch?
GoSwitch receives a commission from energy companies when customers switch through us. But our business model has no impact on how much you pay or how we compare your options. And the prices we quote you are taken directly from the most recent rates published by the energy suppliers.
Using GoSwitch to compare electricity means you get to make an informed choice on which energy plan is best, without having to do the grunt-work. For us, switching you means we can keep our service free for all consumers.
How can I be certain these are the best electricity deals for me?
We have worked hard to make GoSwitch a leading energy comparison engine and invest heavily in our support team to ensure we provide you with good advice – that’s our guarantee. Our call centre is open most days and will happily step you through the results, explain the fine print and help you select the right plan for you.