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Aurora Energy: Tasmanian gas and electricity plans
Aurora energy serves Tasmanian homes with gas and electricity, with a focus on renewable power through its AuroraGreen program.
Is Aurora Energy right for me?
- What does Aurora offer? Aurora is the state-owned energy provider for Tasmania, offering electricity and gas to Tasmanian residents.
- Product highlights. Full GreenPower accreditation and the ability to prepay your electricity account.
- Watch out for. Unfortunately, Tasmanians don't have much choice with electricity providers, so you if you're not satisfied with your service you have limited options.
Aurora Energy electricity and gas
As Tasmania's state-owned energy retailer, Aurora didn't have any competition when it comes to supplying electricity to Tasmanian residents. That changed in early 2019, when 1st Energy arrived in Tasmania. TasGas is an alternative gas retailer though.
While that means there's little opportunity to compare plans and save on your utility bills, it also means that Aurora can provide a full spectrum of services.
Being a state-based retailer of energy, Aurora offers a number of funds and grants to Tasmanian businesses and groups to help support the local community.
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Does Aurora offer solar power?
Aurora doesn't offer solar power installations for its customers. Instead, homeowners will need to contact a dedicated solar system installer to get their home ready to generate electricity from the sun. Aurora does, however, offer a feed-in tariff for homes with solar panels installed that are connected to the grid, which feeds the electricity generated back into the Aurora network to offset some of the cost of your electricity bill.
Does Aurora offer GreenPower?
Aurora is a fully GreenPower accredited energy retailer through its AuroraGreen program. This program allows customers to offset the carbon produced from their electricity consumption. Aurora Energy guarantees that it will purchase the requested amount of energy from renewable power sources like wind farms, solar, hydro or biomass.
You can opt to add the GreenPower equivalent to 10%, 20%, 50%, 75% or 100% of your electricity bill, with the price varying depending on the percentage chosen.
How can I pay my Aurora bills?
Aurora offers multiple payment plan options to choose from:
Why consider Aurora?
- Tasmanian born and bred. If you live on the Apple Isle, you have limited choice at the moment.
- Green power. Opt for AuroraGreen to source up to 100% of your electricity from renewable sources.
- Payment options. Pay with direct debit, online payments, BPAY or Centrepay.
- Monthly billing. To help you budget better, Aurora's EasyPay averages the price of your annual usage over 12 months to offer simple, even, monthly instalments.
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