Australians are paying too much for our electricity because of price gouging by energy retailers.
Switching to a better energy deal can be so confusing that consumers are often talked into dud deals by comparison services who earn sales commissions from energy companies.
So CHOICE is trying something new, and we're inviting you to try it first.
Here's the deal:
- We scan the entire energy market – every offer from every retailer.
- You sign up to our service and send us your bill
- We find you the best offer
- If we can save you a lot of money, we switch you and charge you a fee
Why do we charge a fee?
So that we can support the service. We're a non-profit so the fee will be as low as possible, and we only charge if we've saved you substantially more. Our initial tests indicate we can save most consumers hundreds of dollars a year.
Why are the others free?
Because they work for commissions from the big electricity retailers. Unfortunately this means that they miss most of the best deals, which tend to come from retailers that don't pay commission.
We work for you.
As Australia's leading consumer advocacy group, we're in this for you.
We're starting with a trial, and you're invited.
We want to recruit 100 brave people to try out this service while it's still in development. We're going to be figuring out how much we should charge, which of the cheapest retailers has acceptable customer service, whether we can sustain this idea at a large scale – all kinds of things. It's going to be rocky, but exciting.
If you would like to take part in the trial please register before 27 February 2017 at www.powerup.community.
Only 100 participants can be accommodated in the initial trial and we need a mix of people from NSW, VIC, SA and SE QLD.
Thank you in advance,
The Powerup team.