Ergon Energy – Electricity Provider for Home and Business

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Ergon Energy generate and supply power to over half a million people in Queensland.Ergon Energy - Electricity Provider

Ergon Energy is owned by the Government of Queensland and distributes power to over 700,000 people in the state. They retail electricity for homes and businesses, as well as creating their own power at gas fired power plants, and the Windorah Solar Farm in Western Queensland.

Who is Ergon Energy?

Formed in 1999 by the merging of six previous electricity companies in Queensland, Ergon Energy is a corporation owned by the state government. They offer a huge variety of plans and prices that will suit everyone those living in rural areas to those in cities and from single homes to large business.


What packages does Ergon Energy offer?

Ergon Energy offer a lot of flexibility and choice when it comes to choosing a tariff and plan that works best for you. Within each tariff are multiple options depending on usage, and for full details you can go to the Ergon Energy website, but here is a brief guide to how the tariffs work:

  • General supply tariffs

Charges a flat daily fee, plus a standard amount for usage with no peak/off peak loading.

  • Time-of-use tariffs

Time of use tariffs charge different fees for energy used at different times during the day.

  • Rural tariffs

Best suited to, you’ve guessed it, those living on working farms or in very rural areas.

  • Solar feed-in tariff

If you have solar panels then Ergon Energy will buy the excess power that you create back from you at reasonable prices.

  • Economy tariffs

These are used to cover appliances that do not require permanent electricity, like hot water systems for example.

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Could you switch to Ergon Energy?

If you live in Queensland and are looking for a large supplier, with a firm commitment to environmental energy, then it is possible to make the switch. Continue reading for full details.

Here are some considerations to help you with your decision:
Pros
  • Choice - There are dozens of variations and different combinations of pricing that you can find through Ergon Energy, which can lead to a package that is tailored neatly to your particular needs.
  • Solar supporters - Ergon Energy own and operate the Windorah Solar Farm, which produces up to 360,000 kWh of clean electricity per year.
Cons
  • Queensland only - Ergon Energy can only provide power to those living in the Sunshine State.
  • Difficult to switch - Switching to Ergon Energy is not as easy as it is to switch to other providers.
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How do I switch to Ergon Energy?

It is possible to switch to Ergon Energy, but it is not as easy as other providers. You can connect online, but you’ll have to search on their ‘residential’ page for a tab that reads ‘open an account’. Ergon Energy also advise that it can take up to five business days from requesting your connection, to when it will be supplied.

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