Switching Electricity &/or Gas

Chop71 8 November 2009 2

Has anyone here switched from Actew’s electricity &/or gas to another company? I have had a quick look at the following website and although prices are similar there is a discount for early payment which would seem to offer a small savings: https://www.switchwise.com.au

I am not the greatest fan of Actew’s market domination in the ACT and see prices rising significantly over the next couple of years to pay for the dam expansion (and to keep profits up).

Actew have also decided that their financial records should be no longer available to the public 🙁 and in these days of good corporate governance I am amazed that a public utility company would choose to be so secretive when previously these figures have been available due to part government ownership.

Others thoughts and experiences of other utility suppliers are appreciated.

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2 Responses to Switching Electricity &/or Gas
Grail Grail 5:42 pm 09 Nov 09

Why would ACTEW be required to keep their books open when they have to compete with private companies?

harvyk1 harvyk1 9:26 am 09 Nov 09

Yeap, we have… ACTEW stuffed up a gas bill on us that cost us hundreds of $$$… so as soon as the option came up we switched to energy australia…

Just give your chosen energy provider a call, they would be able to switch you over quite easily… I do believe there is a cooling off period as well…

BTW expect a call from ACTEW offering a “special” deal a couple of months later to try and entice you back, it’ll probably be no better than any deal you can work out with your new provider

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