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Compare business electricity plans

It will take you just a few steps to find an affordable energy plan for your business.

Don't pay more for energy than you need to.

This guide will help you:

  • Understand how much you can expect to pay for electricity
  • Save on energy costs
  • Compare different providers

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Compare annual electricity bills from business energy providers

These numbers are a guide only and do not reflect actual costs for a particular business. Estimates in this table are calculated for a Small to Medium Enterprise using 20,000 kWh annually, billed at a single rate with conditional discounts applied. Data and rate information is drawn from the SME Retail Tariff Tracker Project report from May 2021.

We used Sydney as a guide for price estimates in New South Wales. It uses the Ausgrid network for electricity.
RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
Blue NRG$4,523
Powerclub$4,674
ReAmped Energy$4,854
Next Business Energy$4,857
Energy Locals$5,022
Bright Spark Power$5,322
Alinta Energy$5,333
CovaU$5,351
AGL$5,354
Tango Energy$5,364
Locality Planning Energy$5,497
1st Energy$5,530
Momentum Energy$5,560
Electricity In a Box$5,645
Enova Energy$5,681
Glow Power$5,693
Future X Power$5,696
Red Energy$5,702
Simply Energy$5,718
EnergyAustralia$5,719
Discover Energy$5,735
Arc Energy Group$5,752
Sumo Power$5,841
Powerdirect$6,004
Radian Energy$6,223
Origin Energy$6,316
Powershop$6,343
Diamond Energy$6,536
QEnergy$7,236

We used Melbourne as a guide for price estimates in Victoria. It uses the Citipower network for electricity.

RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
Powerclub$4,125
Next Business Energy$4,241
Q Energy$4,340
Tango Energy$4,400
Simply Energy$4,437
1st Energy$4,486
AGL$4,683
EnergyAustralia$4,683
Energy Locals$4,684
Alinta Energy$4,716
Powerdirect$4,781
Momentum Energy$4,861
Lumo Energy$4,864
CovaU$4,873
Red Energy$4,881
Origin Energy$4,923
GloBird Energy$4,930
Powershop$4,930
Blue NRG$5,044
Diamond Energy$5,181
Sumo Power$5,368

We used Brisbane as a guide for price estimates in South East Queensland. It uses the Energex network for electricity.

RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
BlueNRG$3,706
Powerclub$4,167
ReAmped Energy$4,483
Enova Energy$4,488
Bright Spark Power$4,508
Momentum Energy$4,539
Locality Planning Energy$4,582
Energy Locals$4,593
Alinta Energy$4,662
AGL$4,663
Sumo Power$4,664
Simply Energy$4,722
Electricity In a Box$4,777
CovaU$4,788
Discover Energy$4,814
Powershop$4,850
Next Business Energy$4,880
Glow Power$4,881
Future X Power$4,884
1st Energy$4,918
Powerdirect$4,949
EnergyAustralia$5,010
Origin Energy$5,071
Radian Energy$5,184
Red Energy$5,244
Diamond Energy$5,478

The table below refers to South Australia-wide market offers.

RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
Powerclub$5,971
ReAmped Energy$6,268
Next Business Energy$6,284
Energy Locals$6,298
BlueNRG$6,455
CovaU$6,721
Future X Power$7,036
AGL$7,057
Discover Energy$7,104
Origin Energy$7,108
1st Energy$7,172
Powerdirect$7,222
Simply Energy$7,391
Powershop$7,442
Momentum Energy$7,512
Lumo Energy$7,805
Alinta Energy$7,805
EnergyAustralia$8,055
Red Energy$8,071
QEnergy$8,303
Diamond Energy$8,447
RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
1st Energy$5,309
Future X Power$5,509
Aurora Energy$5,590
RetailerAnnual bill including conditional discounts (including GST)
Powerclub$5,293
Next Business Energy$5,514
Energy Locals$5,590
ActewAGL$5,853
EnergyAustralia$5,860
Origin Energy$5,970
Red Energy$6,033

The Northern Territory has a single electricity network (the Power and Water Corporation), and prices are regulated by the state government. On average, businesses can expect to pay an annual bill of $6,355.

In Western Australia, there are 2 network areas: Horizon Power and Synergy. Both are regulated and have, on average, an annual bill of $6,415.

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How much does electricity cost for small businesses in Australia?

We've analysed data from the ACCC's September 2020 Inquiry into the National Electricity Market report to help you understand electricity costs from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia.

The data in the report was collected in the third quarter of 2018 and 2019. It refers to median figures, not the average, in order to help cancel out any outliers.

For more details, read our guide on how much businesses are paying for power in Australia.

How do I find the best cheap electricity plan for my business?

Having the option to choose from multiple electricity providers can be daunting.

While on the one hand it's beneficial to have a variety of plans to compare, to know which one is the most cost effective can feel overwhelming if you don't know where to start.

The key is to regularly shop around to ensure you're getting the best bang for your buck.

But before you do, there are a few questions to keep in mind (we'll expand on these below):

  • How does my business use power?
  • Is my provider offering the best rates in the area?
  • Is its customer support service up to scratch?

Click on each of the headings below for more details.

What type of businesses does each energy provider service?

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How can my business save on energy costs?

Lowering energy costs can be as easy as cutting back on your usage, or switching to a cheaper business electricity plan to achieve efficiency goals.

Making small changes like the ones we mention below can add up to big financial gains over time.

How can my business use renewable energy?

If you're keen to get your business on a renewable energy pathway, there are a couple of different ways to go about it.

GreenPower

Reduce the environmental impact of your business by choosing GreenPower-accredited renewable sources.

GreenPower is a government-certified, environmentally responsible energy scheme that allows you to purchase "green electricity".

It's up to you what portion of your electricity usage you want to commit to green electricity — you also have the option to go all in.

  • Keep in mind: It doesn't directly power your home. Instead, it is fed into the system. The GreenPower program is comparable to the Oxfam Unwrapped program where you can purchase a goat for charity.

Renewable power incentives

Certain small businesses may be eligible for government rebates and incentives for installing small-scale renewable energy systems (solar, wind or hydro).

You can check your eligibility and apply through the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Alternatively, you can sign up for a business carbon neutral plan. These plans help offset greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase and cancellation of carbon offset units, or through emissions reduction.

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