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Find out what happens when you pay extra for GreenPower and decide whether it’s right for you.

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Quick facts about GreenPower

  • Greenpower is a voluntary government program that connects energy customers to renewable energy sourced from wind, solar, water or bioenergy.
  • Australian energy customers have invested more than $500 million into renewables through GreenPower purchases since 2009.
  • To check if the energy product you're buying is certified, look for the GreenPower "tick" logo.

Compare GreenPower certified retailers

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Features Customer service rating More details Details
1st Energy
1st Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Red Energy
Red Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Sumo
Sumo
NSW, VIC
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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OVO Energy
OVO Energy
NSW, QLD, SA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Carbon-neutral provider with no exit fees. You can also earn interest if you use less than your ‘calculated average’. Go to site to learn more.Go to site
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Carbon-neutral provider with no exit fees. You can also earn interest if you use less than your ‘calculated average’. Go to site to learn more.
Enova
Enova
NSW
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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QEnergy
QEnergy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Synergy
Synergy
WA
WA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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Dodo
Dodo
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
NSW, VIC
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
NSW customers: Get up to $125 off energy ($75 electricity and $50 gas credit). Offer ends 30/11/2020. Certain areas only. Plan must be purchased over the phone.Go to site
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NSW customers: Get up to $125 off energy ($75 electricity and $50 gas credit). Offer ends 30/11/2020. Certain areas only. Plan must be purchased over the phone.
Amber Electric
Amber Electric
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Powershop
Green Company
Powershop
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
VIC
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
2020 Finder Green Award Winner (Traditional brand).
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2020 Finder Green Award Winner (Traditional brand).
Alinta
Alinta
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
NSW, VIC, SA, WA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Lumo Energy
Lumo Energy
VIC, SA
VIC
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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What is GreenPower?

GreenPower is the only government-certified renewable energy scheme and it launched in 1997 to raise public awareness of the need for national renewable energy. It enables Australian energy customers to offset their electricity usage by purchasing electricity from certified renewable sources via their retailer. This renewable energy is then added to the grid on their behalf.

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The GreenPower program aims to:

  • Increase renewable energy generation across Australia
  • Grow consumer awareness of and demand for renewable energy
  • Give consumers more choice in renewable energy products
  • Decrease greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation

Most electricity retailers in Australia offer GreenPower products. To find a certified retailer, look for the official "tick" logo.

GreenPower vs Carbon-Neutral vs Green Energy Ratings


How does it work?

GreenPower lets your retailer feed renewable electricity into the grid on your behalf. The amount of "green electricity" you put back into the grid depends on how much energy your home or business uses and how much you're willing to spend.

When you buy GreenPower, your retailer buys certificates of the same amount from certified renewable energy generators. These certificates are also known as Large Scale Generation Certificates or LGCs and are made by accredited generators.

What are GreenPower generators?

GreenPower generators create electricity from sources that are renewable and can operate indefinitely. These generators create electricity from wind power, hydroelectric processes, wave and tidal power, and solar power. Each generator must be certified by the government.

Why should I consider GreenPower?

According to the government, approximately 85% of Australian energy comes from non-renewable fossil fuels such as coal. As a result, electricity is the biggest single contributor to Australia's greenhouse emissions. By choosing GreenPower, you can offset your energy with renewables that produce no greenhouse gases.

Additionally, the scheme is helping to grow Australia's renewable energy sector. Most of what you pay for GreenPower goes directly to support and create certified renewable generators.

Whether or not a retailer is GreenPower certified also affects its green rating.

How much does it cost?

GreenPower costs more than your standard electricity. According to the official website, customers who buy 100% GreenPower will pay an estimated 5 to 8 cents more per KWh. To find out exactly how much more you'll have to pay, check with your energy retailer.

The more GreenPower you choose to purchase, the higher the cost. However, if you buy a 100% GreenPower product, you can offset all of the gas emissions created by your energy use and further reduce your impact on the planet.

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    MaxJune 4, 2018

    House electricity and gas is with Energy Australia. We have been with them for many years.
    The government politicians advise change companies to get cheaper cost, is this worth it? Also as pensioners, should we get a reduced fee?

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      NikkiJune 7, 2018

      Hi Max,

      Thanks for visiting finder.

      Please know that we are a product comparison website and we don’t stand as a representation to the companies featured on our site.

      Anything that will give you less cost is as good a savings as it gets. To see if pensioners gets reduced fees for this you may contact GreenPower or your local government.

      Hope this clarifies!

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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