How to save money on your electricity bill in Queensland: free shareware shows how
Queensland - Future possible residential electricity prices 2009/10 to 2012/13
How to pay less on your electricity bill in Queensland
Price of 9 energy retailers compared: Queensland electricity bills rose more than 6 per cent in 2011 and 13 per cent the year before.
Some should shop around: The 1,997,659 home and small business electricity users in Queensland can compare energy costs. About half now used competitive contracts, and another half had decided to stay on the fixed price. This is also called the default price.
Rural areas get a subsidised fixed price: In some parts of Queensland the fixed price was cheaper than contracts, as it was subsidised. But that fixed price was still to rise 6.6 per cent between 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Free widget made by the Government of Queensland: in Queensland - and to make the market more competitive for those who think they can get a cheaper price by comparing the 9 retailers - a widget made by the Government of Queensland lets Queenslanders compare supply costs from different electricity - sellers.
Queensland Competition Authority wants to help you: The Price Comparator has been developed by the Queensland Competition Authority to compare the prices of electricity and gas sold by energy retailers in Queensland.
Have your bills in front of you: To make this work for you, first you need to get out your file electricity bills - best to use about four - so you can average over the seasons.
It works best if you have four previous bills but it can make do with one.
The long words: Your energy bills charge you for kilowatt-hours (kWh) for electricity and mega-joules (Mj) for gas. Use this widget and you will can compare prices for all electricity, gas and dual fuel (combined) contracts in Queensland.
Dual fuel offer: Your bill may combine electricity and gas in one contract.
Extreme electricity bill price rise in Queensland: The 6.6% increase was made up of: 10.62% increase in the network cost, 1.66% increase in energy cost, and 7.
The 9 retailers you can chose from to cut your bill
Here's the free widget:
Click here: Pay less on your electricity bill in Queensland
The electricity retailers' websites:
- AGL Sales Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 721 245
- Australian Power and Gas Phone: 133 298
- Click Energy Phone: 1800 775 929
- TRUenergy Phone: 133 466 Energy Australia Phone: 13 15 02 (sold to to TRUenergy 2011)
- Origin Energy Electricity Limited Phone: 13 24 60 Integral Energy Australia Phone: 1300 137 327 (Sold to Origin Energy 2011)
- Lumo Energy Phone: 1300 11 5866
- Powerdirect Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 307 966
- QEnergy Phone: 1300 44 85 35
- Sanctuary Energy Phone: 1800 109 090
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