A recent survey conducted by energy management firm, Choice Energy, has uncovered that many Victorian businesses still value cost as both a major driver and barrier to energy use.

63% of respondents surveyed stated cost-saving was their number one driver when switching energy retailers. This was followed by costs being too high (30%) and solar.

Just under 50% of total Victorian businesses that participated in the survey had considered switching energy retailers in the last 12 months.

Pieter Double, Next Business Energy’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, commented on the survey results stating, “Retailers need to rebuild trust and get customers’ confidence back as that is the main point of difference in the industry today,”.

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To read the Choice Energy media release in full, click here.