The letter from my electricity retailer politely informed me that my peak and off-peak rates would rise 20% and 35% respectively by the end of January. The only explanation offered was that it was a periodic review and they had taken everything into account before raising my rates!
I am sure we are not the only business to get a letter like this. The first thing I did was head to the Victorian Government’s comparison website to find a better deal – grab you latest bill and head to Victorian Energy Compare.
But of course, you are still paying too much for electricity and switching retailers isn’t going to change that.
Solar systems protect you from these arbitrary rises in grid electricity. By producing your own energy, solar locks in part of your energy supply at very low prices for 25 years. Think 85% cheaper than today’s electricity rates, let alone what grid electricity will cost in 10 or 20 years time.
If you are interested in future-proofing your energy supply with solar, contact Emporium Energy for a free solar audit.