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ActewAGL rates and review

Our verdict: Not the greenest, but redeemable. You can access up to 200% GreenPower with ActewAGL in the ACT.

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ActewAGL and its previous forms have been supplying energy to Canberra for over a century. It currently sells power and gas in the ACT.

On this page, you'll get our full evaluation of ActewAGL's plans and policies, plus a simple way to check and compare rates.

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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.
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Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference price Gas Price (annual) Rate Apply
ActewAGL Cool Credit plan
ActewAGL Cool Credit plan
$1,820
17% less
Gas not available in ACT
Fixed Rates
ActewAGL Good to Go plan
ActewAGL Good to Go plan
$1,671
N/A
$1,222
Fixed Rates
ActewAGL Home Saver
ActewAGL Home Saver
$2,180
0%
Gas not available in ACT
Variable Rates
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Where is ActewAGL Available?

ActewAGL has a few distinct electricity plans for residents of the ACT and a single market offer for those who live in Queanbeyan. It also has one gas plan for ACT.

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A quick review of ActewAGL

Pros

  • Electricity and gas to the ACT.
  • The choice of 200% GreenPower as well as an energy shop where you can recycle appliances, get more energy-efficient heaters, and more.

Cons

  • Guaranteed discounts on most of their plans don't necessarily make ActewAGL the cheapest supplier for you overall.

Solar panel

Does ActewAGL offer solar?

While ActewAGL used to offer direct solar panel and battery system installations, it has ceased operations. Instead, it now refers customers in the Canberra region who are looking for solar to Solarhub, its part-owned solar installation company.

If you have a solar system installed already, you'll be eligible for solar feed-in tariffs on excess electricity you feed back into the grid.

Green energy

How green is ActewAGL?

ActewAGL got a score of 1.29/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, placing it right about average among Australian energy retailers. It performs poorly in terms of both carbon emissions and renewables policy, but has a good stance against fossil fuel energy sources as well as being very transparent about its energy.

However, ActewAGL does offer two forms of accredited GreenPower. One allows you to pay for a fixed amount of green energy daily, while the other lets you pay to ensure that between 10 and 200% of your energy use will be offset by green and renewable sources.

energy shop

What is the ActewAGL Energy Shop?

In addition to selling electricity and gas to customers, ActewAGL also has a retail store in Fyshwick, ACT, which sells and installs a range of energy products:

Mobile phone

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

While ActewAGL does not have a dedicated phone app, you can manage your account online at www.my.actewagl.com.au.

Important notes: The estimated price we show by default is based on a single rate tariff. On your bill this might be known as a 'peak tariff', 'peak only' or an 'anytime tariff'. There are other tariff types available to customers and you may need to contact your provider if you are on these tariffs:

  • Single rate with a controlled load
  • Time of use
  • Time of use with a controlled load

The price estimate should not be used as an official quote, but an indication of what your costs may be on the plan. It varies based on whether you provide us with your bill details. You can learn more here.

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