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Energy boss reveals the key to a cheaper power bill

An energy company chairman says those who shopped around for a better deal on their energy bill actually have higher prices than those who didn’t.

An Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) report released today revealed nearly 800,000 customers have had their bills reduced after a crackdown on big power companies.

But an Alan Jones Facebook poll showed more than 90 per cent of his listener’s found their prices had increased.

Despite the discrepancies, Alinta Energy CEO Jeff Dimery tells Ben Fordham it’s a fairer deal for the average consumer.

“If you’ve been a person that’s shopped around in the market and found yourself on the best deal then I would suggest that your prices are going up slightly.

“If you’ve been an individual that sat back and not participated in the energy market then your prices have come down.”

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