Origin Energy: Gas, electricity and solar provider

It's one of the biggest names in the industry, but what can Origin Energy offer Australians seeking a better deal?

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Is Origin Energy right for me?

  • What does Origin Energy offer? Customers can sign up for electricity, gas and solar plans in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and SA as well as gas in WA. It also offers a wide array of supplementary products & services.
  • Product highlights: Origin Energy has all the bells & whistles – solar, batteries, electric vehicle support, LPG, heating/cooling systems, as well as their standard energy plans.
  • Watch out for: While it's a well-rounded provider, some of Origin's cheapest deals are only available with 12 month lock-in periods.

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About Origin Energy

Origin Energy was originally Boral’s electric business before it was broken off as a separate company back in 2000.

Origin is involved in all facets of the energy industry including exploration for natural gas reserves and the production of natural gas on both land and sea.

It also has significant investment in electricity generation, using both traditional means of generation as well as renewable including wind and solar power.

Origin Energy is one of Australia's leading retailers of gas and electricity in both the residential and business markets, including renewable energy.

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Can I get solar power?

Origin Energy has one of the widest ranges of products and services, and embraces renewable energy solutions. It was also the first provider in Australia to offer renewable natural gas.

For homes looking to invest in solar power, Origin can help you get a high-quality system professionally installed, with full warranty, to reduce your energy bill. Origin offers interest-free solar payment plans to help you make the switch.

Can I get GreenPower?

GreenPower is Australia’s accredited renewable energy scheme. When you sign up for this you choose to have a certain percentage of your home’s power use, either 25, 50, 75 or 100%, supplied to the grid with renewables. Your own power supply doesn’t change, but you’re adding more renewable energy to the system to offset your own power use.

In addition to GreenPower, Origin has also introduced Green Gas. It's a one-of-a-kind program that works in a similar fashion to GreenPower, but for gas. When you select it, Origin will offset your emissions through its independently audited Carbon Reduction Scheme. Once again, you’ll keep getting the same power as before but are doing your part for the environment.

How do I sign up with Origin?

Signing up for Origin Energy is a fast and easy process. All you need to do is:

  • Fill in your address via the Origin Energy website to get prices and plans for your location
  • Specify whether you’re already an Origin Energy customer, or only just making the switch. This lets it work out which discounts you may be eligible for.
  • Select whether or not you already have home solar panels.
  • Notify Origin Energy if you are moving homes so they can take care of disconnecting the utilities from your old property and connect them at the new one.
  • Pick an energy plan.

You will need to provide appropriate identification and other documents depending on your chosen plan.

Important: Providers may change or remove discounts at any time. Always check the provider's website for what discounts are available.

How can I pay my bills?

You have a range of payment options, with some plans having more than others.

Why consider Origin Energy?

  • Plenty of green. Origin lets you invest in renewable energy not just for electricity, but also for your gas.
  • Solar power. Whether you have solar panels yet or want to get them installed, Origin can help you make the most of your home's roof.
  • Interest free heating and cooling. Need a new air conditioner? Maybe a new gas heater? Origin offers interest-free payment plans for all your home heating and cooling needs.
  • Save on Internet. Origin also offers NBN plans, with discounts available for electricity and gas customers.

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    timOctober 3, 2017

    Do you have energy home assessor , who visit an make recommendations?

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      HaroldOctober 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      While we cannot recommend what is best for you, we can offer you a general information. Regarding electricity and gas you can call Origin Energy website or call 13 24 61.

      I hope this information has helped.


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    CheryleJuly 10, 2017

    My mother is an ‘Origin’ customer but does not get any discounts except for the pension. Can she switch to the ‘Origin Saver’ plan, if not, she will switch to another supplier that will offer her discounts.

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      RenchJuly 10, 2017Staff

      Hi Cheryle,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with Origin Energy or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      Origin Energy offers certain discounts for electricity and gas depending on your plan and your state. You may select your state on the tabs above this page to see details. I suggest contacting Origin Energy directly to inquire about their discounts.

      Best regards,

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