Electricity and gas plans in Canberra and the ACT

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Quick facts about ACT energy plans

  • Customers in the ACT are able to choose from several electricity and gas retailers.
  • The government regulates the maximum price retailers are able to charge customers for electricity in the ACT.
  • Canberra aims to produce 90% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
Electricity and Gas in ACT

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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
Energy Locals
NSW
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Go to site
More info
Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
More info
ActewAGL
NSW
ACT
NSW
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
More info
Powerclub
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
N/A

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info

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How does the energy market work in the ACT?

Electricity prices in Canberra are fully regulated, which means the government determines energy prices. As a result, there aren't as many energy retailers as there are in other parts of the country. However, customers can still choose from several electricity and gas retailers.

Most of the energy produced in the ACT comes from solar sources and the government plans to have 90% of the ACT's electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020. The ACT has several solar farms and residents can get solar feed-in tariffs from all of the main retailers operating in the territory. However, not all retailers offer installation so make sure to check if you need to arrange solar installation before signing up.

ACT energy retailers

Evoenergy, owned by ActewAGL, is the main electricity and gas distributor in the ACT but residents can choose from the following energy retailers:

Provider ⚡ Electricity ♨️ Gas ☀️ Solar
ActewAGL
EnergyAustralia
Origin
Energy Locals
Powerclub

Businesses have a few additional options and can sign up for electricity with Next Business Energy and ERM Business Energy. Simply Energy also operates in the ACT, but only accepts customers who are registered for the Next Generation Energy Storage Program.

Energy rebates and concessions in the ACT

There are two concessions available to Australians living in the Australian Capital Territory: the utilities concession and the energy concession. To be eligible for either concession, you must have an eligible concession or pension card.

Check if you're eligible for any ACT concessions and learn how to apply

How to compare energy plans in the ACT

Energy prices in the ACT are regulated by the government. However, some providers may still offer cheaper plans than others. In addition to price, there are several other factors you should consider when choosing an energy plan.

  • Solar installation. While most providers in the ACT offer solar feed-in tariffs, not all providers offer solar panel installation. If you're looking to install a new solar system, it might be cheaper to sign up with a retailer who offers comprehensive solar services including installation.
  • Discounts. Many providers offer discounts. These discounts can include bill reductions for paying your bills on time and bundling discounts if you sign up for electricity and gas with the same provider.
  • Flexible payment options. Check to see how your provider lets you pay your bills. It might be possible to pay your bills in advance or in flexible instalments.
  • Monitoring. Some providers let you monitor your energy bills and usage using a smartphone app.
  • Fees. Some providers charge a fee for finishing a contract early or signing up for a new plan.
  • Contract terms. Make sure to check your contract terms carefully. Some providers automatically roll over your contract when it expires, which can be convenient but may come with higher costs.

How can I switch providers in the ACT?

Because the ACT's energy market is deregulated, it's easy for consumers to switch providers. All you need to do is choose a new provider and sign up for an energy plan. Your new retailer will typically take care of notifying your former retailer that you are switching.

How to switch energy providers


Frequently asked questions about energy in the ACT

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    RobertSeptember 19, 2017

    I live in Duffy so do i have an option of electricity suppliers?

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      MariaSeptember 19, 2017

      Hey Robert,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Regarding your options on electricity suppliers in your area, availability would vary depending on location.

      You may fill out the form on this page on Energy Comparison for Australian Capital Territory to consult an energy broker.

      I hope this helps.

      Best,
      Maria

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    tullyMay 31, 2017

    Name of gas suppliers that service red hill act

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      JonathanMay 31, 2017

      Hi Tully!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Currently, we have ActewAGL as the sole option for ACT residents on our page.

      You may complete the inquiry form and an energy consultant will get in touch with you.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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