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Where is Horizon Power Available?
Owned by the Western Australian state government, Horizon Power provides power to over 100,000 homes and 10,000 businesses across the state. It specialises in the area known as the North West Interconnected System (NWIS) and the surrounding rural regions. The company provides electricity to the biggest area with the least amount of customers in the world.
Horizon supplies energy from a range of sources and is committed to developing infrastructure and systems to increase renewable energy across the state. If you live in a community serviced by Horizon Power, you likely won't be able to choose your energy provider as Horizon is the only energy supplier in many areas of Western Australia.
The energy company does offer simple energy plans for residents and businesses as electricity prices in Western Australia are set by the government.
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A quick review of Horizon Power
- Electricity to regional towns and communities in Western Australia.
- No natural gas, and no accredited GreenPower options.
- If Horizon Power is your supplier, you likely don't have a choice as they're the only supplier for much of Western Australia.
What plans are offered by Horizon Power?
This is a simple variable rate for purely residential properties, with no special discounts, offers, contracts or fees.
This tariff exists for customers who are operating a business from their home, like a farm, school, doctor's surgery, or real estate office. It's a block tariff where usage rates vary depending on how much electricity you've already used during the day.
Does Horizon Power offer solar?
If you want solar power, you have to put in an application with Horizon Power and get approved before going ahead. Regional WA is made up of a lot of tiny interconnected grids with very strict limits on how much power they can take, so new solar installations can't be automatically accommodated.
When you have an approved solar system installed, however, you'll become eligible for solar feed-in tariffs for each bit of energy you put back into your local grid.
How green is Horizon Power?
Horizon Power scored a 5/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, making it just about average as far as Australian energy retailers go. While it does have comprehensive involvement in energy efficiency management plans, it does not offer any GreenPower options or other carbon offsets. Horizon Power also has an unknown stance on coal, and its emissions intensity is similarly unknown.
Can I manage my plan from my phone?
You can access your plan and manage it using the Horizon Power My Account app. This lets you not only pay bills but get energy-saving tips, figure out which appliances use the most electricity in your home, and more.
Important notes: The estimated price we show by default is based on a single rate tariff. On your bill this might be known as a 'peak tariff', 'peak only' or an 'anytime tariff'. There are other tariff types available to customers and you may need to contact your provider if you are on these tariffs:
- Single rate with a controlled load
- Time of use
- Time of use with a controlled load
The price estimate should not be used as an official quote, but an indication of what your costs may be on the plan. It varies based on whether you provide us with your bill details. You can learn more here.
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