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Powerdirect: Electricity for your home and business

Powerdirect is a fully owned subsidiary of AGL, offering energy to both residential and business customers.

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Power Direct

Powerdirect is a subsidiary of AGL that provides electricity to residents and businesses in SA, NSW, QLD, and VIC. They have just one power plan for each state, with no special extra features attached.

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Powerdirect: In summary

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  • Pros.
  • Home and business electricity plans in SA, NSW, QLD, and VIC.
  • A single simple plan available in each state.
  • Cons.
  • Guaranteed discounts on plans expire at the end of the year- or two-long benefit period, meaning your rates may change.


Powerdirect was one of the first independent retailers to take advantage of energy market deregulation back in the late 1990s. Today, it's a fully owned subsidiary of AGL, offering business and residential electricity plans to customers in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

For householders, Powerdirect keeps things simple with an electricity offer available in each state.

Residential and business customers with solar power can access a feed-in tariff. GreenPower options are also available, though limited.

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Get a cost estimate for Powerdirect (May 2020)

Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in NSW who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. Prices last checked on December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Powerdirect
Green Electricity Guide rating

15% less

than the reference price

$311

Includes GST
With Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual price is $1,244 which is 15% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Melbourne, Victoria who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the CitiPower network. Prices last checked on December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Powerdirect Residential Rate Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Powerdirect
Green Electricity Guide rating

10% less

than Victorian Default Offer

$319

Includes GST
With Powerdirect Residential Rate Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual price is $1,276 which is 10% less than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage.
Powerdirect Residential Standing Offer
Green Electricity Guide rating
Powerdirect
Green Electricity Guide rating

Equal to

Victorian Default Offer

$355

Includes GST
With Powerdirect Residential Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual price is $1,420 which is Equal to the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Queensland who consumes 4,600 kwh a year on a single rate tariff in the Energex network. Prices last checked on December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Powerdirect
Green Electricity Guide rating

13% less

than the reference price

$341

Includes GST
With Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual price is $1,364 which is 13% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in South Australia who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the SA Power Network. Prices last checked on December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver - No Exit Fee
Green Electricity Guide rating
Powerdirect
Green Electricity Guide rating

13% less

than the reference price

$422

Includes GST
With Powerdirect Residential Discount Saver - No Exit Fee, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual price is $1,688 which is 13% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage.
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Important: Providers may change or remove discounts at any time. Always check the provider's website for what discounts are available.

Plans offered breakdown

Powerdirect offers a single electricity plan to residents of SA, NSW, and QLD, as well as a single plan to Victorians.

Energy Electricity

A simple variable rate electricity plan for customers in SA, NSW, and QLD. Provides a guaranteed discount for the first two years of the plan, has flexible payment options, and there are no exit fees.

Only available to Victorian residents. Has fixed price electricity rates for the first year of the contract, after which they become variable again. You have access to flexible payment methods and no exit fees.

Does Powerdirect offer solar?

You can't get solar installation from Powerdirect, but if you already have a solar system set up you'll receive feed-in tariffs on energy you feed back into the grid. Powerdirect's solar tariffs are fairly low.

How green is Powerdirect?

Powerdirect scored a 5.5/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, placing it in the top third of Australian energy retailers. It has a strong public position against fossil fuels, and offers GreenPower for cheaper than other retailers.

However, its solar feed-in tariffs are lower than average for most states, and has strong existing investments in coal power stations via its parent company, AGL.

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

No, you can't do anything with your Powerdirect plan from your phone apart from pay bills via the Powerdirect website.

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    SatpalMay 9, 2017

    Hi,

    I am with you with my gas supply wold like to switch Electricity from Synergy if it will save me money.

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      LiezlMay 12, 2017

      Hi Saptal,

      Thanks for reaching out. Just to confirm though, you have reached finder.com.au and not actually Powerdirect.

      If you want to switch to Powerdirect, you can complete the form above with some details about your residential electricity needs and you’ll be contacted by a consultant for an obligation-free discussion about your options. The consultant will work with you to compare a range of energy suppliers in your area.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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