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Red Energy

Red Energy is a 100% Australian retailer owned by Snowy Hydro. They sell electricity and gas to residents of NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and the ACT, and help customers install their own solar systems.

With Red Energy, you can pile up a ton of Qantas Frequent Flyer Points, plus access plenty of pay-on-time discounts and rewards. They are reasonably green, with GreenPower options and a renewable matching promise on some of their plans.

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Red Energy: In summary

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  • Pros.
  • Electricity plans to residents of NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and the ACT, as well as natural gas to NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Point rewards for every dollar spent on your bill on their Qantas Red Saver plans.
  • Cons.
  • All discounts and special deals are highly conditional, requiring you to pay on time every time to get the benefits.

Red Energy offers a range of different energy plans in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and parts of Queensland. It's 100% Australian (owned by Snowy Hydro), with a Melbourne-based head office and call-centre team.

In addition to competitive rates and incentives like Qantas Frequent Flyer points, Red Energy can also help facilitate the installation of solar panels and batteries in NSW and Victoria.

Red Energy offers pay-on-time discounts, which apply to your whole energy bill, not just the electricity you use. This means greater savings for you, which is always a good thing.

Plus, the ability to bundle GreenPower onto your bill and access solar feed-in tariffs means that you can rest easy knowing that your energy provider is doing its part for the environment.

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Get a cost estimate for Red Energy (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 May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Red Taronga Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.8811/day

General usage rates:
$0.24233 to $0.25597/kWh

10% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With Red Taronga Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,319 which is 10% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Living Energy Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.8811/day

General usage rates:
$0.24233 to $0.25597/kWh

10% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With Living Energy Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,319 which is 10% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.8811/day

General usage rates:
$0.24233 to $0.25597/kWh

10% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,319 which is 10% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Saver (Bundled)
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.8811/day

General usage rates:
$0.24233 to $0.25597/kWh

10% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver (Bundled), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,319 which is 10% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.0153/day

General usage rates:
$0.2794/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$365

Includes GST
With Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,459 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Red EV Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$0.8811/day

General usage rates:
$0.24233 to $0.25597/kWh

10% less

than the reference price

$330

Includes GST
With Red EV Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,319 which is 10% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Melbourne, Victorian who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the CitiPower network. Prices last checked on May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Qantas Red Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.2191/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2714/kWh (01/01-12/31)

8% more

than Victorian Default Offer

Further 10% off VDO if you always pay on time.
$344

Includes GST and conditional discounts
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,529 which is 8% more than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Victorian Default Offer
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.1309/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2517/kWh (01/01-12/31)

Equal to

Victorian Default Offer

$355

Includes GST
With Victorian Default Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,418 which is Equal to the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Living Energy Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.2191/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2714/kWh (01/01-12/31)

8% more

than Victorian Default Offer

Further 10% off VDO if you always pay on time.
$344

Includes GST and conditional discounts
With Living Energy Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,529 which is 8% more than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Plus
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.2191/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2714/kWh (01/01-12/31)

8% more

than Victorian Default Offer

$382

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Plus, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,529 which is 8% more than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Plus (Bundled)
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.2191/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2714/kWh (01/01-12/31)

8% more

than Victorian Default Offer

$382

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Plus (Bundled), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,529 which is 8% more than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Saver (Bundled)
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.2191/day (01/01-12/31)

General usage rates:
$0.2714/kWh (01/01-12/31)

8% more

than Victorian Default Offer

Further 10% off VDO if you always pay on time.
$344

Includes GST and conditional discounts
With Qantas Red Saver (Bundled), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the CitiPower network, the lowest annual cost is $1,529 which is 8% more than the Victorian Default Offer (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Note: For residents outside of South East Queensland, residents don't get to choose their provider as energy is regulated by the Queensland Competition Authority.

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 May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Qantas Red Saver (Bundled)
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.034/day

General usage rates:
$0.2244/kWh

7% less

than the reference price

$352

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver (Bundled), for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,409 which is 7% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.034/day

General usage rates:
$0.2244/kWh

7% less

than the reference price

$352

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,409 which is 7% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Living Energy Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.034/day

General usage rates:
$0.2244/kWh

7% less

than the reference price

$352

Includes GST
With Living Energy Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,409 which is 7% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Red EV Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.034/day

General usage rates:
$0.2244/kWh

7% less

than the reference price

$352

Includes GST
With Red EV Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,409 which is 7% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.056/day

General usage rates:
$0.2431/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$376

Includes GST
With Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,503 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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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 May 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Qantas Red Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.177/day

General usage rates:
$0.34958/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$457

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,827 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Qantas Red Saver (Bundled)
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.177/day

General usage rates:
$0.34958/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$457

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver (Bundled), for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,827 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Living Energy Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.177/day

General usage rates:
$0.34958/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$457

Includes GST
With Living Energy Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,827 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Red EV Saver
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.177/day

General usage rates:
$0.34958/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$457

Includes GST
With Red EV Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,827 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Standing Offer
Green Electricity Guide rating
Red Energy
Green Electricity Guide rating
Daily supply charge:
$1.177/day

General usage rates:
$0.34958/kWh

Equal to

the reference price

$457

Includes GST
With Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,827 which is Equal to the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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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

Red Energy has two main electricity plans for residents of NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and the ACT, plus special plans for NSW and VIC. It also has gas plans for NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA.

Energy Electricity

The Living Energy Saver is a variable rate electricity plan, with no contract or exit fees and flexible billing. Victorian residents in particular have access to a pay on time discount and Red Energy Rewards with this plan.

This is similar to the Living Energy Saver plan, except you get 10,000 Qantas Points on signup and a further 2 points for every $1 you spend on your bill if you pay on time. Once again, Victorians can enjoy a pay on time discount.

Only for Victorians. This is identical to the Qantas Red Saver plan except that you trade your 10% pay on time discount for increased frequent flyer points ā€” 7 points per $1 spent instead of 2.

Only for NSW residents. A variable rate electricity plan which adds in a 365-day membership for one adult and two kids to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Western Plain Zoo Dubbo, plus some discounts on zoo merchandise and food.

Gas Gas

A basic natural gas plan with variable rates, no contract term and no exit fees. Victorians alone can enjoy a 10% pay on time discount on their bill.

Largely the same as the Living Energy Saver plan, but provides 5,000 Qantas Points on signup and 2 additional points for every $1 you spend on your gas bill. If you live in Victoria, you'll get a 10% pay on time discount off your bill.

Does Red Energy offer solar?

Yes, Red Energy has a range of solar installation options available for customers who are interested, providing consultations and different solar packages including panels, inverters, and batteries. Red Energy claims to offer:

  • Great performance in environments with low irradiance.
  • At least 10 years of product warranty.
  • Comprehensive energy monitoring solutions.

Once you have your solar panels up and running, or if you already have a system set up, Red Energy also has solar feed-in tariffs for energy you feed back into the power grid. These are around average for each state.

How green is Red Energy?

Red Energy scored a 5.4/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, putting it slightly above average for Australian energy retailers. It owns very few non-renewable assets and has a good price for its GreenPower offerings, but it doesn't do much in the way of energy management and response and lacks carbon offsets.

It does have a renewable matching promise on its Living Energy Saver plans in NSW, VIC, SA, and the ACT, where its parent company Snowy Hydro will generate one unit of renewable energy for every unit of energy you purchase.

Does Red Energy offer any special incentives to sign up?

  • Red Energy Rewards. Living Energy Saver customers in NSW and VIC get access to Red Energy Rewards, which provides 4,500 discounts and offers from restaurants, hotels, and more.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer points. With the Qantas Red Saver electricity and gas plans, you'll generate tons of frequent flyer points when you pay your bill on time, plus a few thousand on signup. You'll get even more points if you live in Victoria and join the Qantas Red Plus plan.

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

Although you can manage your account online and pay bills, there's no dedicated app for management on mobile platforms.


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    JanNovember 15, 2017

    We are interested in getting 30 solar panels and possibly a battery storage system. Would love an onsite inspection and quote

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      JoelNovember 15, 2017

      Hi Jan,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.com.au. You can contact them directly and get a quote by going to their website. Hope it helps.

      Cheers,
      Joel Marcelo

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    PiotrOctober 23, 2017

    I am single into a new rental home looking for appropriate electricity plan

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      JoanneOctober 23, 2017Staff

      Hi Piotr,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      To get the most suitable provider for you, you may use this guide to learn more about your options, what to look for and how to compare electricity plans and providers.

      You may also fill out the form on the same page and get in contact with an energy broker to discuss your options.

      Cheers,
      Joanne

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    ScottJuly 28, 2017

    Is it likely that Red Energy will enter the Tasmanian energy market soon? Kind regards, Scott

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      RenchJuly 28, 2017Staff

      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      I’m afraid we don’t have the answer for that question. You may go to this page and check retailers that provide energy to Tasmania. You can also contact Red Energy to inquire with them.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    ChrisJuly 18, 2017

    I am a Red Energy user and have installed solar panels on my house from a different company. Will I get a discount and at what dollar rate will I get off my electricity bill for power returned to the grid?

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      LiezlJuly 20, 2017

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your question. Just to confirm, you have reached finder, a comparison website and general information service, not actually Red Energy.

      I suggest you contact Red Energy directly to enquire how much solar rebates you can get. Meanwhile, you may refer to our guides here on solar rebates in Australia and on solar panels payback time for helpful information.

      Kind regards,
      Liezl

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    kerryedwardsJune 29, 2017

    Does red energy give discounts and rewards for being a customer?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      RenchJune 29, 2017Staff

      Hi Kerry,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      With Red Energy plans, you can get A discount off your entire energy bill and youā€™ll receive a rewards book on signup for access to more than 3,500 deals on groceries, dining, takeaway, hotels, movies, attractions and much more.

      You may contact Red Energy directly for further inquiries.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    WAYNENovember 17, 2016

    I was told there was no exit fee for Red. I am concerned that my private info is floating around with so many suppliers in this game?

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      DeeNovember 17, 2016Staff

      Hi Wayne,

      Thanks for your question.

      That is partly true because some Red Energy plans as listed on our table above do not charge exit fees.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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