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Alinta Energy: Electricity and gas plans

Get guaranteed discounts for both electricity and gas customers for the first 12 months.

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Alinta Energy is a retailer that not only sells energy to customers, but also generates electricity at eight power stations across Australia and New Zealand. Their electricity and natural gas plans are simple, with no conditional discounts or benefit periods.

If you're looking for green power, Alinta Energy is likely not the best choice. Despite a number of recent renewables investments, they are still lagging behind.

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Alinta Energy: In summary

To give you an idea of how much Alinta Energy costs, we found the rates for Sports Pack, one of Alinta Energy's plans.
State (postcode)Plan nameDaily supply chargeGeneral usage rate
NSW (2000)Sports Pack$0.924/day$0.2597/kWh
VIC (3000)Sports Pack$1.1055/day (04/01-11/30)$0.2083/kWh (04/01-11/30)
QLD (4000)Sports Pack$1.089/day$0.2175/kWh
SA (5000)Sports Pack$0.913/day$0.3416 to $0.3805/kWh

Last checked February 2020.

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  • Pros.
  • Alinta has electricity plans for residents in NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA, plus natural gas choices for those who live in NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.
  • Uncomplicated energy plans with no conditional discounts, just competitive variable rates.
  • Cons.
  • Alinta Energy currently has a very poor green rating and low solar tariffs, so they're not a great choice for environmentally-minded customers.

Alinta Energy is one of the few retailers that both generate and sell energy. The company has eight power generators located across Australia and New Zealand.

Residential customers can get electricity in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and gas in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Alinta keeps its plans simple for customers, promising guaranteed discounts for the first 12 months in all states but Queensland. The sunshine state instead gets a pay-on-time discount for electricity plans.

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Get a cost estimate for Alinta (October 2020)

Get an idea of how much Alinta Energy costs, starting with electricity and apply securely online.

Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in NSW who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. Prices last checked on May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
HomeDeal (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.84/day

General usage rates:
$0.24 to $0.24/kWh

16% less

than the reference price

$308

Includes GST
With HomeDeal (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,232 which is 16% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Priority Plus (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.76/day

General usage rates:
$0.23 to $0.23/kWh

21% less

than the reference price

$289

Includes GST
With Priority Plus (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,156 which is 21% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.91/day

General usage rates:
$0.29 to $0.29/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$365

Includes GST
With Standing Offer (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,460 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sports Pack Electricity Plan
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.92/day

General usage rates:
$0.26 to $0.26/kWh

8% less

than the reference price

$337

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,348 which is 8% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Melbourne, Victorian who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the CitiPower network. Prices last checked on May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the general usage in the CitiPower network the VDO reference price is $1,420 / year.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
HomeDeal
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.00/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.21/kWh (01/01-12/31)

14% less

than Victorian Default Offer

$305

Includes GST
With HomeDeal, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,220 which is 14% less than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sports Pack Electricity Plan
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.11/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.23/kWh (01/01-12/31)

6% less

than Victorian Default Offer

$333

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,332 which is 6% less than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in South-East Queensland who consumes 4,600 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Energex network. Prices last checked on May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Energex network, the AER reference price is $1,508 / year.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
HomeDeal - Single Rate
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.09/day

General usage rates:
$0.20/kWh

14% less

than the reference price

$324

Includes GST
With HomeDeal - Single Rate, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,296 which is 14% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
HomeDeal - Single Rate and Solar
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.16/day

General usage rates:
$0.20/kWh

12% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With HomeDeal - Single Rate and Solar, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,320 which is 12% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Priority Plus - Single Rate
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.98/day

General usage rates:
$0.19/kWh

18% less

than the reference price

$311

Includes GST
With Priority Plus - Single Rate, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,244 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.09/day

General usage rates:
$0.24/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$377

Includes GST
With Standing Offer (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,508 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Priority Plus - Single Rate and Solar
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.05/day

General usage rates:
$0.19/kWh

16% less

than the reference price

$317

Includes GST
With Priority Plus - Single Rate and Solar, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,268 which is 16% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sports Pack Electricity Plan
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.09/day

General usage rates:
$0.22/kWh

7% less

than the reference price

$349

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,396 which is 7% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sports Pack Electricity Plan + Solar
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.16/day

General usage rates:
$0.22/kWh

6% less

than the reference price

$356

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan + Solar, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,424 which is 6% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in South Australia who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the SA Power Network. Prices last checked on May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the SA Power Networks network, the AER reference price is $1,832 / year.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Priority Plus (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.87/day

General usage rates:
$0.31 to $0.34/kWh

11% less

than the reference price

$408

Includes GST
With Priority Plus (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,632 which is 11% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
No Fuss (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.91/day

General usage rates:
$0.33 to $0.37/kWh

4% less

than the reference price

$441

Includes GST
With No Fuss (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,764 which is 4% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sports Pack Electricity Plan
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.91/day

General usage rates:
$0.34 to $0.38/kWh

1% less

than the reference price

$452

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,808 which is 1% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.91/day

General usage rates:
$0.37 to $0.37/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$458

Includes GST
With Standing Offer (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,832 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Plans offered breakdown

Alinta Energy has a few electricity plans for customers who live in NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA. They also sell gas on a few plans to customers in NSW, VIC, and SA, plus two special plans for WA.

Energy Electricity

The Home Deal plan supplies electricity at a variable rate with no special discounts or conditions. There are no contracts or exit fees, and it's available to NSW and VIC residents.

The No Fuss plan is the same as Home Deal, except available to QLD and SA customers. It offers electricity at a variable rate with no discounts.

The Sports Pack is available to all customers, and provides electricity at a variable rate. It comes with higher usage rates than the No Fuss or Home Deal plans, but in exchange you get 12 months of complimentary access to Kayo, the sports streaming service.

Gas Gas

These are basic gas offerings on a variable rate with no discounts. Home Deal is available in NSW and VIC and No Fuss Gas in SA, but they're essentially the same kind of plan.

A repeat of the Sports Pack electricity plan, but for natural gas. Comes with higher usage rates in exchange for 12 month complimentary access to sports streaming service Kayo. Available in NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.

On top of the Sports Pack, WA residents have exclusive access to two Fair Go gas plans:

  • Fair Go 25. 25% off standard gas usage charges with a benefit period of 3 years.
  • Fair Go 35. 35% off standard gas usage charges with a benefit period of 1 year.

These discounts stop applying once the benefit period has ended.

Does Alinta Energy offer solar?

No. Alinta Energy used to offer solar system installations in Western Australia, but it appears they no longer offer this.

However, if you already have solar panels set up, Alinta will pay you a feed-in tariff for energy you feed back into the grid. It has some of the lowest solar tariffs among retailers in most states except for Queensland.

How green is Alinta Energy?

Alinta Energy scored a 3.1/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, placing it firmly in the bottom quarter of Australian energy retailers. While it does publish a regular Sustainability Report, it purchased a new coal power station in 2017 and doesn't offer any GreenPower or carbon offsets.

There are signs that this may change, following a 2019 investment in a huge South Australian solar farm and West Australian wind farm, but as of now Alinta Energy is not a very green option.

Does Alinta Energy offer any special incentives to sign up?

  • Alinta rewards. Customers on a plan with Alinta Energy have access to their special rewards shop, which offers up to around half off movie tickets, 30% off attractions at parks like Luna Park, 5% off gift cards for some retailers, and more.

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

While you can manage your plan, energy usage, and bills online, Alinta Energy does not currently have a dedicated app for mobile platforms.


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