For over a year, AMTL has been partnering with Make It Cheaper to continue bringing energy saving expertise to our members, and the results thus far have been fantastic!

Make it Cheaper has looked at power bills for 33 customers and a total of 56 meters. Those 56 meters were split across Commercial & Industrial, SME and Residential – Make It Cheaper is capable of offering advice and quotations across all three of these markets.

Where it is possible to make an actual prediction of retrospective savings based on usage and the availability of the bill to perform a full bill comparison, the company has been able to save AMTIL members a total of $18,793 per year. Across the SME market this averages at $1,708 per meter switched where a better deal has been identified, and the highest estimated savings come in at a whopping $7,218.

The even better news is that there are still many, many members of AMTIL that haven’t yet taken advantage of this great service. Remember this service is free, and realistically it will take five to ten minutes of your time.

Of course, time is always tight, and your profit margins are tighter – it’s likely to have been a while since you last had a chance to review your energy spend. Now could be a great time for your business to get in touch with our partner to ensure you aren’t paying over the odds for your business’ electricity or gas bills.

Are you being overcharged?

Between October 2015 and March 2016, Make it Cheaper analysed 10,400 business bills and identified that 80% of Australian businesses pay too much for their electricity. Four out of five businesses is a huge majority, and both AMTIL and Make It Cheaper want to decrease this figure and ensure that manufacturing businesses are within the 20% who are paying a fair amount for their gas and electricity bills.

So why are energy bills so high for businesses? Often this overpayment on energy occurs due to business owners not having enough time, or enough information, to know when or how to negotiate better energy rates. Power bills are often neglected by business owners and left to fester, and as such, this means that they are placed on standard rates by energy suppliers, rather than the market rate for a company’s individual energy usage needs. It is this neglect in terms of reviewing energy rates that can lead to companies overspending on their power bills, and this is what AMTIL hopes our members will avoid, thanks to our partnership with Make It Cheaper.

The service offered by Make It Cheaper aims to bring some clarity in the often murky world of business by giving you – the business owner – crystal clear advice regarding your energy supplier options. Switching with Make It Cheaper couldn’t be simpler. They do all the hard work for you! Once you give them a call, a member of their energy savings team will take a look at your current energy usage and conduct a comprehensive comparison against other rates available to you. They will even sort out your new contracts, so that you don’t have to!

AMTIL has a service partnership with Make It Cheaper as an exclusive benefit to our members. To begin saving your business money on its energy bills, talk to an expert at Make It Cheaper about switching gas or electricity supplier, by calling 02 8880 5523 or emailing your bill to