Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging households in the Cootamundra electorate to look at a new way to save potentially hundreds of dollars a year on their gas bills thanks to an expansion of the NSW Government’s popular Energy Switch service.

Ms Cooke announced today that households across the local community could benefit from the expanded offering.

“Winter has arrived and now is a fantastic time to compare gas and electricity plans – it takes only minutes and could slash your energy bills,” Ms Cooke said.

“Energy Switch helps ease the cost of living for families by putting the power back in their hands so they can find the best deal.”

Ms Cooke said about 7000 households across NSW have made a switch on their electricity bills, identifying close to $3 million in annual savings, since the free service launched in November 2018. The average saving is $435.

“Energy Switch works by using a customer’s latest energy e-bill and comparing it with every retailer in NSW before presenting the top three plans available,” Ms Cooke said.

“If a switch is requested, Service NSW will inform the energy provider and do the heavy lifting for the customer by making the switch for them.”

Energy Switch is accessible online or by visiting any Service NSW Centre, such as those located in Coolamon, Junee, Cootamundra, Temora, Narrandera, Gundagai, Harden, Young, Grenfell, West Wyalong and Cowra.

Energy Switch is one of more than 70 NSW Government rebates and incentives easing the cost of living for households. Others include cheaper Green Slips and refunds, $100 Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers and free rego for regular toll users.

It can be accessed at https://energyswitch.service.nsw.gov.au/