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Who's offering the cheapest plans this month? (March 2020)

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In the month of March, the following plans for electricity and gas came up top for estimated price in New South Wales:

Compare cheap energy retailers in NSW

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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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
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Powershop
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
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OVO Energy
NSW
Monthly billing
N/A

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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ReAmped Energy
NSW
QLD
SA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees
N/A

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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Sumo
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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Energy Locals
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Simply Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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1st Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
TAS
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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
Go to site
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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
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Simply Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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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
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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
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Red Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
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CovaU
CovaU
NSW
VIC
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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Amaysim
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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Solar

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Cheapest electricity in NSW for March 2020: ReAmped

Once again, the ReAmped Handshake | Anytime plan is the cheapest option for NSW residents.

Rates

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day)Usage (c/kWh)Solar feed-in tariff (c/kWh)
289.7684.8521.808

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • Monthly billing option.
  • 10 day cooling off period.

Limitations

  • When buying this plan, you agree to stay with ReAmped for a year, but there is no penalty for leaving early or other obligation to stay.
  • Variable rates, which may change at any time.
  • Credit card payment fees.
Click energy

Cheapest gas plan in NSW for March 2020: Click Banksia

The cheapest natural gas plan for NSW is the Click Energy Banksia Gas Plus plan.

Rates

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day)Usage (c/MJ)
104.6739.264.06, dropping to a minimum of 2.37 after further use.

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • Monthly billing option.
  • 10 day cooling off period.
  • No credit card fees.

Limitations

  • Must pay by direct debit.
  • Variable rates, which may change at any time.

What are the 20 cheapest electricity plans in NSW?

Although the cheapest plans may vary based on the type of tariff, your location, your household and your usage, you can get a general idea of who is the cheapest using this table.

BrandPlan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
ReAmpedReAmped Handshake | Anytime20% lessN/A$293.91$1,176.00
Energy LocalsLocal Saver - Anytime19% lessN/A$295.75$1,183.00
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer18% lessN/A$302.21$1,209.00
Origin EnergyOrigin Max Saver16% lessN/A$307.80$1,231.20
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (NAG)13% less (without discount)Further 3% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$308.57$1,234.00
Discover EnergyAusgrid Residential Single Rate Ultimate Offer16% lessN/A$309.02$1,236.00
SumoSumo Select Residential Single RateEqual to (without discount)Further 15% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$311.17$1,245.00
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Discount Saver15% lessN/A$311.35$1,245.00
Future X PowerFlexi Saver - Single RateEqual to (without discount)Further 15% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$312.84$1,308.00
EnergyAustraliaNo Frills13% lessN/A$317.75$1,271.00
AGLResidential Essentials Saver13% lessN/A$318.67$1,275.00
Alinta EnergyResidential Essentials Saver13% lessN/A$318.67$1,275.00
Simply EnergyNSW Simply Low Rates13% lessN/A$319.97$1,280.00
QEnergyQE Home Saver Smart (Variable EA010)12% lessN/A$322.58$1,290.00
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver1% less (without discount)Further 7% off the reference price if you always pay on time and further 3% off the reference price when you pay by Direct Debit.$325.13$1,301.00
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus9% lessFurther 2% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$326.89$1,308.00
amaysimNo Fuss (Single Rate)11% lessN/A$327.64$1,311.00
Red EnergyRed Taronga Saver10% lessN/A$329.78$1,319.00
Click EnergyClick Banksia Plus9% lessN/A$333.53$1,334.00
CovaUDefault Market Offer - Residential Ausgrid Single9% lessN/A$334.74$1,339.00

Is energy expensive in NSW?

...on average, a household could be charged around $1,170 annually.

When it comes to the average rate you are charged for using electricity, NSW is one of the cheaper states with the average rate being $0.30 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

What does this mean?

Standard household usage in NSW is around 3,900 kWh over a year. This means on average a household could be charged is around $1,170 annually [$0.30 x 3900].

Note: This example is a general guide and doesn't include fixed daily supply charges and other fees. Household usage has been taken from AER's Default Market Offer Prices Report and is based on the Ausgrid Distribution Network.

Who provides energy in NSW?

Provider (Click on provider name to read review)⚡ Electricity♨️ Gas☀️ Solar
1st Energy
ActewAGL
AGL
Alinta
amaysim
Amber Electric
Click Energy
Commander
CovaU
DC Power Co
Diamond Energy
Discover Energy
Dodo
Energy Locals
EnergyAustralia
Enova Energy
Mojo Power
Momentum Energy
Origin Energy
Pooled Energy
Powerdirect
Powerclub
Powershop
QEnergy
ReAmped Energy
Red Energy
Simply Energy
Sumo

Business owners can also sign up for plans with Next Business Energy and Blue NRG.

Plans from some of the main energy providers in NSW

AGL - Residential Essential Savers

Simple variable rate electricity with no lock-in contract and flexible billing options. The plan lasts for one year, after which AGL will inform you whether you're being placed on a new energy plan. You can choose between 10% and 100% GreenPower.

Energy Australia - Total Plan Home

The Total Plan offers a guaranteed discount off your energy bill and fixed rates for the first 12 months. Billing is only offered quarterly but there are no exit fees. You can choose between 10% or 100% GreenPower, and have the choice of opting in for complete carbon offsets of your power after 6 months.

Origin - Max Saver

Variable rate electricity with no lock-in contract and a 12 month benefit period. You have to sign up for direct debit payments, online-only communication and billing, and download the Origin app to access this plan. Billed monthly with 25% to 100% GreenPower options available.

Powershop - Shopper Market Offer

Variable rate electricity with no benefit period, flexible billing, and no connection fee when you move to a new property. You get a sizable discount off the rate if you pre-purchase power in the form of Powerpacks from their shop. A 100% GreenPower option is available.

OVO - The One Plan

Variable rate electricity where you must pay by direct debit. Plans are 100% carbon neutral and have 10% GreenPower by default, but you can pay for extra GreenPower if you wish. A monthly billing option is available, and there is no set benefit period.

How does the NSW energy market work?

You might pay your energy retailer but they're not actually responsible for delivering electricity and gas to your home — that's the job of the energy distributor. An energy retailer, on the other hand, buys electricity and gas from the distributor and sells it to you at a higher price. Your distributor might differ depending on where you live in NSW but will be one of the following:

Three distributors maintain the electricity grids in different parts of the state:

DistributorDetails
Endeavour EnergySouth and west metro Sydney, including the nearby Blue Mountains and the Illawara region
AusgridInner, north, and east metro Sydney and nearby regions
Essential EnergyCountry and regional New South Wales

There are also three gas distributors operating in NSW:

DistributorDetails
Central Ranges SystemTamworth
Jemena Gas NetworksSydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong and areas of country NSW
Wagga Wagga Gas Distribution NetworkWagga Wagga and Albury

How to get cheaper energy

  • Check base rates. When it comes to energy, the single most important number is the rate you get charged per unit of energy. All other factors and discounts aside, a lower usage rate translates into cheaper energy.
  • Be careful about discounts. Discounts come in two forms: conditional, which only apply so long as you meet the conditions, and guaranteed, which apply no matter what. As a rule, guaranteed discounts are better, but both kinds often only apply for a certain length of time before expiring.
  • Consider other tariffs. If you tend to use energy a lot during the morning or daytime, you might consider a time of use tariff rather than flat rate. These tariffs split the day into peak and off-peak times, charging way more for peak than off-peak use.
  • Compare regularly. In many cases, your rates can be changed at almost any time. On top of that, most discounts and benefits only apply for the first year or two of your plan. Compare regularly to make sure you're getting the best deal.

How to compare energy in NSW like an expert

1. Understand these terms before you compare

If you're in NSW, then you should familiarise yourself with the following terms:

2. Review your personal needs

When comparing electricity deals in NSW, don't be lured in by the cheapest deal; it's not necessarily the best one for you. Look for discounts, special offers or unique plans that suit your needs. To get the right deal for you, ask yourself:

  • What time of day you use the most amount of electricity and gas (e.g., when do you use the most appliances)?
  • Are you happy being locked in for longer on a good deal or do you want the flexibility to change regularly?
  • Do you want a discount for paying via direct debit?

3. Compare plan features

Check for the following terms when comparing NSW plans:

FeatureDetails
Estimated priceAn estimated price is the lowest possible price available based on default usage rates. It should give you a rough idea of how much a plan will cost you.
DiscountsMany providers in NSW offer discounts for new customers. This alone can make switching worthwhile, but make sure to check if the discount extends beyond the early stages of a contract. Some providers also offer discounts for customers who regularly pay their bills on time or who pay using direct debits.
FeesSome energy providers charge connection fees for new customers or exit fees for customers who terminate a contract early. You should factor this in to your costs when comparing retailers and deciding if switching will help save you money. Fees typically range from $40 to $100 and will be specified in your contract.
Payment optionsCheck to see what options the provider offers for paying your bills. For some customers, flexibility can mean the difference between paying on time or paying late and incurring a fee.
Energy monitoringIf you need both gas and electricity services, you may be able to get a discount for signing up for both with a single provider.
Payment optionsSome providers let you track your energy usage through a smartphone app. This can help you understand your usage patterns and know exactly what you're paying for when it comes to energy.

Switching

Your choice of retail provider can make a noticeable difference to the size of your energy bill. Once you've compared electricity and gas plans and chosen a new provider, it's relatively easy to switch. It's simply a matter of applying with the new provider and cancelling your existing plan. Your new provider should generally be able to supply your energy by the next day.

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    AdelesaJune 26, 2017

    Is the price for gas and electricity are the same for every provider in NSW. Or each provider set their own price for gas 7 electricity

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      LiezlJune 26, 2017

      Hi Adelesa,

      Thanks for your question.

      Gas and electricity prices in NSW vary between energy providers. They also offer deals such as discounts to stay competitive in the market.

      If you want to receive a quote from providers you may click the “Enquire Now” button and fill in your details on the form. The consultant will work with you to compare a range of energy suppliers in your area.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    StephanMay 21, 2017

    Who can supply LPG in a large bottle to our property in Pokolbin. We want to drive our Rinnai 25 LPG heater. We do not have access to natural Gas network.

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      DeeMay 22, 2017Staff

      Hi Stephan,

      Thanks for your question.

      You may want to try Origin Energy as they offer LPG gas delivery.

      Alternatively, you may also directly contact and inquire from any of the energy providers we have listed above if they deliver LPG in your area.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    rollyApril 27, 2016

    when does the 60cent solar rebate finish?

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      ShirleyApril 28, 2016Staff

      Hi Rolly,

      Thanks for your question.

      The NSW solar bonus is due to end on 31st Dec 2016.

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      freshOctober 27, 2016

      With the solar rebate ending what type of options available are there for those coming off the current rebate?

      Is Finder organising a special deal for those large numbers with solar power currently receiving the rebate?

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      ShirleyNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hi Fresh Mullet,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately the government has not announced any further rebates. finder.com.au is always working hard to get exclusive deals for our users.

      If you would like to discuss your options, you may want to speak to an energy consultant.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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