Tasmania has fewer options than some states, so your choices may be limited.
Tasmania was opened up to full energy competition on 1st July 2014. This means that Tasmanians should now have more a competitive energy market, which should lead to lower prices. Sadly, at the time of writing, there is still only one retail electricity provider in the state, and two gas providers, so choice remains limited. But this will change as time goes on, so watch this space.
How can an energy consultant help me find the right plan in TAS?
A specialist energy consultant will help you decide which retailer can best service your needs. They’ll compare your energy use, location, and search through available retailers to pair your house or business with the ideal plan.
What retailers provide energy to Tasmania?
Tasmania has only one electricity retailer, and so your ability to shop around and find the best price is severely limited.
- Aurora Energy — Aurora Energy are the state-owned energy provider in Tasmania. They have a range of energy options, including their Aurora Green plan which sources a percentage of your energy from renewable sources. Click here for more information on Aurora Energy.
There are two choices for gas in Tasmania.
- Aurora Energy - Aurora Energy also supply residential and business gas around Tasmania, and continue their good work as an environmental provider. Click here for more information on Aurora Energy.
- TasGas — TasGas offer business and residential gas all over Tasmania, they also manage much of the infrastructure for transporting gas around the state. Click here for more information on TasGas.
How are energy consultants paid?
Energy consultants act as brokers. They will help you find the deal you’re looking for, saving you the time and trouble, and, in return, they get commission on any deal that they close. This could either from taking a fee from the energy retailer for finding a new customer or by adding an overhead to the client’s bill.
What are the pros and cons of using an energy consultant?
The main reason for using an energy broker is that you save yourself the time and effort of comparing every plan from every provider. They also have a professional understanding of the contracts involved and so can cut through the jargon, so you don’t have to. The downside is that even if you don’t know it, you have to pay them for their work