Energy concessions worse for SA

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A new survey has found that Victoria offers the best energy concessions for low income earners, while South Australia offers the worst.

The Australian reports that research commissioned for the St Vincent de Paul Society found that the four states surveyed - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria - all have varying systems.

Electricity prices, according to the report, found that a household in South Australia with an annual consumption of 6400kWh pays a bill of $2,350 - that's after they receive the seven per cent concession.

By comparison, a Queensland household pays $850 less.

Make It Cheaper managing director Tim Wolfenden said that Australian families should not have to put up with these high bills. By renegotiating the contract with their current provider, they could potentially save $300 in 2013 alone.

He added that depending on location, bill payers could have up to ten different providers to choose from.

If you are unhappy with your energy provider, talk to a comparison and switching service to see if there is a better deal out there for you.

Make It Cheaper is a free service which clients have utilised to save hundreds on their bills.

Posted by Charlie Moore