Every Victorian household will get a $50 bonus for visiting an energy comparison website, in an election-year giveaway to encourage people to find better power deals.
|More than 700,000 people had used the website |
in the past three years to cut their electricity bills.
But the State Opposition accused the Andrews Government of trying to bribe voters by investing $48 million for the power-saving bonus in next month's budget.
Households will be eligible for the payment if they use the Energy Compare website between July and December, which shows consumers the best tariff for them based on their electricity and gas use.
People are not obliged to take up an offer or switch plans to be eligible for the $50 bonus.
Premier Daniel Andrews said a typical household had saved $330 on their energy bills in the first year alone by using the website.
Read the story by Jean Edwards from ABC News - “Victorian Government offers cash incentive to help households get better energy deal.”