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NSW Government delivers energy savings for seniors

NSW seniors are being encouraged to take advantage of potential savings that are now available on their electricity and solar bills through the NSW Government’s new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL).

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead welcomed the new arrangement that will allow NSW Seniors Card holders to access discounted energy plans.

Mr Bromhead said that the NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to expand the Seniors Card program and ease cost of living pressures for the 22,318 NSW Seniors Card holders in Myall Lakes.

“Through this offer, Seniors Card holders in NSW can receive a 20 per cent discount off electricity usage charges,” Mr Bromhead said.

“In addition to the discount, seniors who switch their electricity to AGL before 30 June will also get a $50 credit on each of their accounts.

“Importantly there are no exit fees, which mean seniors can exit this deal if they find a better one.

“As Myall Lakes has one of the highest number of Seniors Card holders in NSW, while savings will vary depending on individual circumstances including any current level of discount, this is a great opportunity for Seniors to consider taking advantage of the offer.

“While individuals can and should always try to negotiate a better deal for themselves, the NSW Government already has done this on behalf of all Senior’s Card holders.”

Seniors looking to purchase a solar system have access to two special offers through the AGL program. Seniors who purchase a system outright will receive an initial $100 credit on their AGL electricity bill. Seniors Card holders who take up AGL’s Senior Solar Smart Plan will save at least $200 off the solar energy plan compared to regular customers over their entire contract (7 -12 years).

NSW Senior Card holders will also receive a 5 per cent discount off AGL tradespeople and appliances (heating, cooling and hot water).

AGL General Manager, Marketing & Retail Sales, Mark Brownfield said AGL was delighted to be partnering with the Seniors Card program to provide NSW seniors with great energy offers and a range of other benefits.

“AGL’s energy offer gives NSW Seniors Card holders access to competitive discounts off their electricity usage charges as well special offers on solar and a range of other benefits. We also have a dedicated senior’s line to answer any questions seniors might have about the program,” Mr Brownfield said.

To find out more about the AGL discount energy plans, Seniors Card holders should call 1300 889 324 or visit www.agl.com.au/seniors.

NSW permanent residents aged 60 or over, who do no more than 20 hours of paid work a week on average across a 12 month period, can apply for a NSW Seniors Card. This free card gives you discounts and special offers at thousands of businesses across NSW. With a valid green Medicare Card you can apply for a NSW Seniors Card by phone on 13 77 88 or online at http://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-nsw-seniors-card

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