Victorian government launches new Switch On campaign

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A new campaign has been launched in Victoria with the aim of providing residents with more information about how to cope with rising electricity prices in the state.

"The Switch On campaign is designed to give households information and practical tools to help them manage their consumption and bills with advice on energy efficiency, shopping around for the best retail deal and how to access Coalition Government initiatives," said energy and resources minister Michael O'Brien yesterday (August 6).

"The Switch On campaign will help people take better control of their energy usage and also drive further competition in the market place."

Mr O'Brien went on to note that while the government does not control or own any electricity suppliers or networks, it could still provide advice to average Victorians on the best way to reduce their energy costs.

Amongst the advice listed on the Switch On webpage includes comparing electricity suppliers, shopping around for better deals and making sure that your home is well insulated.

Purchasing energy efficient appliances is also touted as a good way to reduce electricity costs, with Switch On noting that each star listed on an appliances energy efficiency rating could mean a reduction in power usage of up to 30 per cent.

Posted by Charlie Moore