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Powershop review

Our verdict: Powershop may be well-suited to those that like to track their energy usage as it offers a handy mobile app. However, its prices aren't the cheapest around.

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Powershop

Powershop review

Powershop, which is now owned by Shell Energy Australia, is available to energy consumers in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA.

It's rates aren't the cheapest around so you'll be better off comparing all options available to your household before making a decision about Powershop.

The good thing is that Powershop offers a user-friendly mobile app. This will allow you to track your daily energy usage or solar export, and monitor your power bills.

There's no lock-in contract or exit fees involved, so you can always see if Powershop's approach to energy works for you.

Pros

  • Handy mobile app to track usage and pay bills
  • Free smart meter for customers

Cons

  • Now owned buy Shell and no longer the greenest energy provider around

Finder Awards Winner Electricity VIC 2023 Badge

2023 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards

Highly commended: Electricity provider (VIC)

Powershop took its place as the second finalist after scoring a 4 out of 5 or above in a bunch of categories including customer service, features and benefits, ease of application and overall customer satisfaction.

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Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
powershop - Power House
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709148MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,420/year
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powershop - Switch Saver
Basic Plan Information | (PSH738996MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
12% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,600/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Power Offset
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709280MRE2@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
3% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,760/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Ausgrid network who consumes 3,900kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
powershop - Power House
Energy Fact Sheet | (POD527959MR@VEC)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,210/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Switch Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (POD548789MR@VEC)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,350/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Power Offset
Energy Fact Sheet | (POD537945MR@VEC)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
3% more than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
Go to siteView details
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Citipower network who consumes 4000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
powershop - Power House
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709289MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
14% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,770/year
View details
powershop - Switch Saver
Basic Plan Information | (PSH738976MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
13% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,790/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Power Offset
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709250MRE2@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
8% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,890/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Energex network who consumes 4,600kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
powershop - Switch Saver
Basic Plan Information | (PSH739028MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,010/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Power House
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709276MRE1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,080/year
Go to siteView details
powershop - Power Offset
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709254MRE2@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,190/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the SA Power Network who consumes 4,000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Compare gas plans from Powershop

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
powershop - Power Offset
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709060MRG2@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.93c/day
Usage: 3.48c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$900/year
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powershop - Power House
Basic Plan Information | (PSH709062MRG1@EME)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.93c/day
Usage: 3.48c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$900/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 18542MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
powershop - Power House
Energy Fact Sheet | (POD541002MR@VEC)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 90.86c/day
Usage: 2.91c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,680/year
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powershop - Power Offset
Energy Fact Sheet | (POD541020MR@VEC)
Powershop logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 114.29c/day
Usage: 3.67c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,110/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the AusNet Services network who consumes 46000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Powershop offers

Deal

$150 sign-up credit

Customers can get $150 off their first electricity bill when they switch to Powershop's Switch Saver plan. Available to new QLD customers only. T&Cs apply.

Powershop Powerpacks: How do they work?

Powershop sells energy in Powerpacks that you can choose according to your budget and power needs.

Here's a breakdown of the Powerpacks on offer:

Future Savings PackPay in advance for your energy usage and save more the further out you buy the plan.
GreenPower PackPay a premium of 3.74c/kWh to reduce your energy's carbon footprint with GreenPower, a government-managed program supporting renewable energy generation.
Your Community Energy PackPay a premium price (6.6c/kWh) to help build community renewable energy projects.
Loyalty and Reward PacksLimited-time offers that'll get you access to loyalty discounts and fun prize draws.

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Rewards and Features

Rewards and features

💵 Pay in advance

Pay for your energy consumption in advance and enjoy more savings the further out you buy the plans. You can buy power for days or months to come. This gives you the ability to buy the exact amount of power you need.

📱 Handy mobile app

Powershop's mobile app allows you to regularly track your energy usage, identify any energy-inefficient appliances and manage excess use of power. You can also pay your bills and purchase Powerpacks via the app.

🔌 Free smart meter installation

You can fill out a form on the Powershop website and get a free smart meter installed to better track your energy consumption.

Customer Service

Customer service

Social Media
App to manage your plan
Payment and energy management assistance
Payment and energy management assistance
Multiple points of contact
Multiple points of contact

Powershop's smartphone app is user-friendly and provides all the information needed regarding your power use in one place.

You can track your energy, monitor your solar energy, pay your bills and purchase Powerpacks on the go via the app.

Want to get in touch with Powershop? You can:

  • Call the customer service team between 8am AEDT and 7pm AEDT (Monday to Friday)
  • Send an email
  • Fill out an online enquiry form through its website

Customer satisfaction

As of 12 Jun 2024, Powershop has scored 3.5 out of 5 stars on Finder from 13 user reviews.

As of the same date, its score on Product Review is 2.4/5 stars from 578 user reviews.

Reviews from customers are a mixed bag. Many have complained about customer service problems and rate rises in recent times. Others have left good feedback on its easy-to-use app.

  • Keep in mind: These reviews are subject to users' experiences and your experience may differ.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Does Powershop offer solar plans?

Powershop doesn't offer dedicated solar plans but you can access feed-in tariffs (FiTs) on its normal electricity plans.

Name Product Solar feed-in tariff
QLD
5 cents per kWh
NSW
1.4 cents per kWh
VIC
5.2 cents per kWh
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  • Good to know. Powershop offers 2 important tools – Insights and Heatmap – to help you track energy usage, see how much you're feeding into the grid and how much energy you're producing.

Green Energy

Green Energy

Is Powershop environmentally friendly?

Green Electricity Guide rating: 7/10

Powershop scored well in the Green Electricity Guide, which ranks energy providers based on their environmental credentials.

It was also one of the finalists at Finder Green Awards 2022. However, the acquisition of Powershop by Shell in February 2022 impacted its original status as the greenest energy provider in Australia.

Ready to sign up with Powershop?

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    DarrenJune 18, 2018

    We live in North Queensland near Mackay can we get your deal.

    Darren

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      ArnoldJune 18, 2018

      Hi Darren,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      To apply for Powershop Deals, please click the green ‘Go to site’ button located above. Upon clicking the button, you will be directed to Powershop’s Site and you can apply from there.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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