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Alinta Energy: Electricity and gas plans

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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.

Details
  • 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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How much does Alinta Energy cost?

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 December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
No Fuss (Single Rate)11% less$327.64$1,311
Sports Pack Electricity Plan8% less$337.29$1,349

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 December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
Sports Pack Electricity PlanEqual to$333.10$1,332
Real DealEqual to$333.10$1,332
Alinta Energy Standing OfferEqual to$333.10$1,332

Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Queensland who consumes 4,600 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Energex network. Prices last checked on December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
No Fuss - Single Rate15% less$334.73$1,339
Sports Pack Electricity Plan11% less$349.22$1,397
No Fuss - Single Rate and Solar13% less$341.17$1,365
Sports Pack Electricity Plan + Solar9% less$355.66$1,423

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 December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
No Fuss (Single Rate)39% more$674.75$2,699
Sports Pack Electricity Plan43% more$692.39$2,770

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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