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Electricity price changes (June 2020 update)

Which electricity plans have had their prices increased?

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Energy rates, fees and price structures are far from static. They can change at almost any time for a variety of reasons. On this page, we update you on the latest changes from energy retailers.

You can also use our engine to get prices from Australian energy providers.

Upcoming electricity price changes end of June and start of July

We've listed some of the changes that have been flagged to Finder. Any more changes will be added as we learn about them.

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Origin Energy

Rate changes

The following changes apply to all customers in NSW, QLD, SA and the ACT:

  • Electricity rates will change from 1 July. New charges will be available on the Origin website from 16 June.
  • Natural gas rates will change from 15 July. New charges will be available on the Origin website from 30 June.

Other changes

Victorian customers in particular will experience the following changes from 1 July:

  • Solar feed-in tariffs reduced from 12c to 10.2c/kWh.
  • Mastercard debit fee dropped from 0.35% to 0.20%.
  • Green Power pricing updated.
  • Mildura VEFS updated with new service fees.

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Powershop

Rate changes

As a result of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) reviewing reference prices, the following changes will apply to customers in NSW, QLD and SA:

  • Electricity rates will change from 1 July.
  • Powershop Shopper customers will see their Power Saver discount drop from 12% to 4% and their Mega Pack discount drop from 15% to 6%.
  • Green Power rates will be changed to 3.74c/kWh (plus GST).

Solar feed-in tariffs

The solar feed-in tariffs that Powershop offers will change to the listed value in the following states:

  • VIC: 10.2c/kWh
  • NSW: 7c/kWh
  • QLD: 6c/kWh
  • SA: 7.5c/kWh

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Energy Australia

Rate changes

The following changes will apply in all states except for VIC:

  • Electricity rates will change from 1 July.
  • Gas rates will change only for some Jemena and Riverina customers (postcodes 2580, 2582, 2586, 2594).
  • Rate decreases will be applied to residential fixed rate customers who signed up between 14 May and 30 June.

Other changes

Time of use and solar updates will also be applied from 1 July.

  • Time of use and solar customers, both business and residential, will have the Default Market Offer (DMO) rates applied to them for the first time.
  • Ausgrid seasonal time of use rates will apply to business and residential customers.

Changes according the website of energy brands

Provider1 July updateURL
1st EnergyNone yet.More info
ActewAGLACT electricity prices
  • The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) set an ACT electricity price decrease of an average 2.56% from 1 July 2020.
  • ActewAGL will be passing this reduction on in full to residential and small business customers.

ACT gas prices

  • ActewAGL has frozen gas prices in the ACT this year so residential and business gas prices won't change on 1 July 2020.
  • Electricity prices will change for NSW residential and small business customers in line with the DMO, as determined by the AER.

Essential Energy region

  • Customers in the Essential Energy region will see prices change between a rise of +0.2% and a reduction of -0.8% per year. These changes will impact a typical bill by between approximately +$3 and -$19 per year.

Endeavour Energy region

  • Customers in the Endeavour Energy region will see prices change between 0% and a reduction of -0.5% per year. These changes will impact a typical bill by between approximately -$1 and -$27 per year.

NSW gas prices

  • From 1 July 2020 there will be no change in gas prices in the Queanbeyan or Nowra regions and a small reduction in gas prices for customers in the capital region.
More info
AGL
  • AGL's Standard Retail Contract prices for electricity in NSW, SA and QLD will change on 1 July 2020. The variations to these rates can be seen at agl.com.au/src.
  • Fixed rates (such as the rates for the AGL Essentials Plus plan) are not impacted by rate changes that occur during the energy plan period.
  • Gas prices are currently in review and will be published 10 business days before any changes become effective.
More info
Alinta Energy
  • Alinta Energy's standing offer electricity prices are changing effective 1 July 2020 for residential customers.
  • The Standard Retail Contract contains the terms and conditions applicable to the sale of energy to small customers. It is governed by the National Energy Retail Law and National Energy Retail Rules. The Standard Retail Contract does not apply if you are on a Market Retail Contract.
More info

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Amaysim Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Amber Electric
  • None yet for 2020.
Aurora Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Blue NRG
  • From 1 July 2020, network distribution businesses across NSW, SA and QLD will be varying their rates and charges.
  • To align with these changes, Blue NRG will also be adjusting some of its prices. If these changes impact your electricity account, it will notify you in writing before they come into effect. It will also remind you on your electricity invoice in August.
  • If you are on the DMO your prices will also be changing. Unlike Blue NRG's market offers, the DMO price is set by the AER.
More info
Click Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Commander
  • NSW and SA electricity rates that apply to Commander's Residential and Business deemed and standing offer customers will change effective from 1 July 2020. Commander's Electricity Reference Price (default offer rates) can be viewed on the website.
More info
CovaUAs mandated by the government, there will be rate changes in the ff;
  • VIC January 2020.
  • NSW July 2020.

*from CS

DC Power Co
  • None yet for 2020.
Diamond Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Discover Energy
  • Rates and charges in NSW, QLD and SA will vary as of 1 July 2020. Please see Basic Plan information documents for more details.
More info
Dodo Power & Gas
  • QLD, NSW and SA electricity rates that apply to Dodo's Residential deemed and standing offer customers will change effective from 1 July 2020. Dodo's Electricity Reference Price (Default Offer Rates) can be viewed at www.dodo.com/pfs.
More info

More info

Elysian Energy
  • Electricity prices may change from 1 July 2020 due to updates in network charges and the cost of wholesale electricity.
More info

More info

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Energy Locals
  • As prices are locked in as wholesale prices, Energy Locals is not changing customer prices on 1 July. It considers that to be unethical.
More info
EnergyAustralia2020 rate changes – NSW, ACT, SA and QLD
  • Electricity and gas standing offer rates are under review and may change on 1 July 2020. If this happens this may impact the following customers;

NSW, ACT, SA and QLD

  • All electricity customers on Basic Home plan.
  • All electricity customers on Basic Business plan.
  • Residential customers on electricity time of use rates on a Basic Home plan in NSW, SA and QLD.
  • Standing offer time of use rates will change to the DMO rate on 1 July 2020.
More info
Enova
  • None yet for 2020.
Ergon Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
ERM Business Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Future X Power
  • The price will be renewed from 1 July. Check the website on 1 July for the new prices for NSW and QLD.

*from CS

GloBird
  • None yet for 2020.
Horizon Power
  • None yet for 2020.
Hydro Tasmania
  • None yet for 2020.
Jacana
  • None yet for 2020.
Kogan Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Kleenheat
  • None yet for 2020.
LPE
  • None yet for 2020.
Lumo Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Mojo Power
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
Momentum Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
Nectr
  • Nectr is varying its standing offer tariffs and charges and the variation comes into effect on 1 July 2020. This change to your rates is in response to a change in the government's reference price.
  • For each of its standing offer plans, it has set out the current tariffs and charges, inclusive of GST, which are valid until 30 June 2020 and what the new tariffs and charges, inclusive of GST, will be from 1 July 2020. You can find this information on the website, set out by distribution network.
More info
Next Business Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
OriginEnergy prices are changing as of 1 July 2020 in ACT, NSW, QLD and SA
  • Information about electricity price changes is now available. Natural gas price changes will be published on 30 June 2020.
  • The energy rates for your address are determined by your distributor. To know who your distributor is, use the look-up tool on the Origin website.
More info
OVO energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
People Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
Perth Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
Pooled Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
Power and Water
  • None yet for 2020.
Powerclub
  • None yet for 2020.
Powerdirect
  • Powerdirect is updating its terms and conditions on 1 July 2020. That means some of the rules and requirements for your energy plan will be changing.
  • The changes are mostly due to revised regulations in Victoria which start on 1 July 2020. They mean that:
    • It won't increase your rates unless permitted under relevant regulations.
    • It may start offering customers fixed term contracts that meet the new regulations.
    • If you do take up a fixed term contract you can accept a new energy plan at the end of the contract, otherwise you'll default to a standard retail contract (for electricity, this is under the Victorian Default Offer).
    • If Powerdirect needs to test your meter, there's information on exactly what that process involves.
More info
Powershop
  • From 1 July 2020 prices are changing if you live in NSW, QLD or SA. Price changes bring up lots of questions so Powershop has a blog to answer any that you might have.
  • From 1 July 2020, it's reducing the percentage discount Powerpacks give you off the Auto Pay rates for NSW, SA and QLD Powershoppers.
More info
Qenergy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
ReAmped Energy
  • None yet for 2020.
More info
Red Energy
Simply EnergyAnnouncement for changes from 1 July (NSW, QLD, SA)More info
Sumo
  • None yet for 2020.
Synergy
  • The WA government recently announced changes to the regulated electricity retail tariffs from 1 July 2019.
More info
Tango Energy
  • Tango Energy's standing offer rates in NSW and SA will change on 1 July 2020. The revised standing offer rates are effective 1 July 2020.
More info

Last checked in June 2020. Make sure you check with your provider before switching or applying.

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