About Energy Made Easy
Energy Made Easy is an Australian Government website maintained by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
Under the National Energy Retail Law (NERL), which came into effect on 1 July 2012, the AER developed and must operate a price comparison website.
The NERL currently operates in:
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- the Australian Capital Territory, and
The aim of Energy Made Easy is to help residential and small business energy consumers to navigate the often complex electricity and gas retail markets to find a suitable energy plan.
This website also allows you to understand and compare your residential electricity usage against other similar households in your area, and to learn about energy related topics such as energy efficiency, contracts, bills, your rights and obligations, and the energy market.
If you have a query about this website, please contact the Energy Made Easy web team.
About the Australian Energy Regulator
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is Australia's national energy market regulator and has an independent board.
The AER is funded by the Commonwealth Government and shares staff, resources and facilities with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It was established under Part IIIAA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (which was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 on 1 January 2011) and operates as a separate legal entity.
The AER operates under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Its functions are set out in national energy market legislation and rules and mostly relate to energy markets in eastern and southern Australia.
For more information, please visit the AER website.