About the Energy Made Easy Beta test site

We're changing Energy Made Easy to improve your user experience. We’re now inviting you to try the Beta version of Energy Made Easy and give us your feedback by 19 December 2019. We anticipate that the new and improved website will be released in early 2020.

What is a Beta website?

This Beta version of the Energy Made Easy website can be viewed at beta.energymadeeasy.gov.au from 2 December until 19 December 2019. This test site will not be accessible after 19 December 2019.

This Beta site gives you the opportunity to try out new features that we are developing to improve your experience. You can let us know what you like or don't like by providing your feedback.

You can’t find and compare real energy plans and prices on the Beta website. The purpose of the Beta website is to test new concepts and identify whether the improvements we have made are going to be helpful, for all users of Energy Made Easy. If you’d like to search for a new energy plan, please stay on this website and get started on our home page.

Why is Energy Made Easy changing?

The Australian Energy Regulator received government funding for a major redevelopment project to enhance the Energy Made Easy website by 30 June 2020.

What are some of the new features?

The new features we are currently testing in this Beta website are:

  • a revised and more helpful search experience, including suburb and postcode look up
  • the option for you to upload a PDF bill to provide your usage data when you search for a new energy plan
  • the inclusion of solar feed-in tariffs in price estimates if you have solar panels and provide your solar data
  • a new dynamic language translation function so you can translate the entire website into 33 different languages
  • some enhancements to the website’s design.

We’ve been engaging with a broad range of external stakeholders including consumer, small business and industry representatives, as well as retailers and governments, to design and develop these features. We’ve also considered feedback received in recent Energy Made Easy user research and feedback provided to us by users of Energy Made Easy over time.

How can you give us feedback?

We welcome all feedback on the Beta website to help us get it right. To provide us with your feedback, take a look at the Beta site at beta.energymadeeasy.gov.au and complete the short survey (this test site will not be accessible after 19 December 2019).

You can also provide quick feedback about any part of the Beta website that you are trying, by using the red Feedback button on the right-hand side of each page.

What will we do with your feedback?

Your feedback is valuable to us. We will use your feedback to understand if the changes we’ve made improve your experience on Energy Made Easy. We will also use it to identify any issues with the website, and to determine possible future enhancements to Energy Made Easy.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 13:35