author Published on 21 May 2019 By Stephen Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer

It’s time for all of us to take control of our rising power bills and to put energy retailers on notice.

Through our free energy comparison service, we have already achieved over $6.7 million in estimated annual energy savings1.
 
And we’re only just getting started!
 
We know businesses throughout our state are paying too much for energy — 90% of our members have reported that increased energy bills are reducing their business profits2.
 
Business deserves better.
 
The private sector fuels this state, and rising energy costs are limiting the potential for small businesses to employ, expand and excel.
 
The buck stops with energy retailers.
 
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reported that retailers continue to advertise in a way that causes confusion amongst consumers on what the best deal is for them. From complex price structures with fixed and variable charges to hidden underlying charges.
 
In fact, we now pay 44% more in real terms for electricity than a decade ago3!
 

Our free comparison service lets consumers see through the smoke and mirrors. We either deliver the best deal for your business and home, or we validate your current plan as the best deal available.
 
So will you make the pledge? The more we individually save, the more we collectively benefit in our towns and communities across NSW.
 
We are finding identified average savings of $1,8004 for businesses and $4005 for households.
 
What would those savings mean to you? 

I urge you to take the energy pledge and help put money back into your local community. Together we can make a real difference!
 
Stephen Cartwright
Chief Executive Officer
NSW Business Chamber

1Based on all NSW Business Chamber Energy and Australian Business Energy customers who went through the full bill comparison service between 20 February 2018 to date. 
2Based on NSW Business Chamber Energy & Electricity Survey Results from September 2017.
3According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and reported online here.
4Based on 848 NSW Business Chamber Energy customers who went through the full bill comparison service for business meters between 20 February 2018 - 8 November 2018. 
5Based on 563 NSW Business Chamber customers who went through the full bill comparison service for residential meters between 20 February 2018 and 1 November 2018.
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