MORE Victorians can receive bill relief and cut their energy costs with the state government’s $250 power saving bonus, already taken up by one million households.
Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced an extra $205 million for the program, where every Victorian household can receive $250 to find a better energy deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website.
Since 1 July, one million Victorians have applied for the one-off payment.
All Victorian households are eligible for the $250 payment, including the nearly 400,000 concession card holders who previously claimed the payment under an earlier phase of the program.
The $250 power saving bonus is available until 30 June 2023 and there are no caps on the number of households that can receive the one-off payment.
User data shows that over the past 12 months, seven out of every 10 users saved an average of $330 by switching energy offers.
Households can claim the $250 payment by heading to the Victorian Energy Compare website and comparing energy offers to see if they can get a better deal, or by engaging with a participating community outreach partner.
The energy compare website is the only free and independent online energy price comparison service available to Victorian energy consumers.
Other programs helping households and businesses to slash energy bills include Victorian Energy Upgrades, which provides upfront incentives for low-cost-to-free energy efficient products, and Solar Victoria, which offers households and businesses discounted solar panels, batteries and efficient heating and cooling.
To apply for the power saving bonus and for more information go to: compare.energy.vic.gov.au