Switching energy providers is simple, but choosing which one to switch to? Not so much.
When you decide to switch energy providers, what changes are the amount you pay and the logo and color on the bill. Your connection and provision of electricity will not be affected. The distributor maintains the grid infrastructure that delivers power to your house which does not change when you switch. Although, it is worthwhile to understand what goes on behind a switch process.
The markets in the states of Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, South Australia, and Queensland are deregulated; hence the residents are able to switch either their electricity or gas providers. In Tasmania, the residents can choose between gas retailers but not electricity, where government-owned Aurora Energy has the monopoly. In Western Australia or the Northern Territory, the market is highly regulated and the residents are unable to choose their retailer wherein their electricity is provided by Synergy and Power and Water Corporation, respectively.
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