01.Victorians can now compare all power plans
Are you confused about which electricity plan you should be on to save money? Whether you will save money by moving to time-of-use pricing, flexible pricing or flat pricing?
Or are you just plain sick of trying to decipher all the energy retailer marketing jargon in your efforts to save money on your bills?
Victorians can now use their own electricity consumption data to get a personalised comparison of offers at the independent government comparison site My Power Planner.
My Power Planner lets you upload 12 months of your consumption history (which you can get from your energy retailer or distributor - the poles-and-wires owner in your area). The website then compares all the available electricity plans so you can see whether you can save money by switching to another plan.
You can also see how much electricity you use in dollars and kilowatt hours (kWh) at different times, as well as average weekday or weekend use, or by day, week or season.
If you are interested in changing to a plan with time-of-use pricing or flexible pricing, the website will also calculate how much money you’ll save if you change the time that you use appliances like a washing machine, dishwasher or dryer.
CHOICE wants all consumers to have access to their consumption and energy plan data at a click of a button. We welcome the work the Victorian government has done to enable Victorian consumers to use their personal consumption data on an independent comparison site as a step in the right direction.
For Victorians looking to shop around on gas plans and for those outside of Victoria, go to the federal government’s independent Energy Made Easy comparison site.