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Red Energy review

Red Energy's established itself as one of the major power retailers in the country outside the big 3 (AGL, Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia). Its electricity and gas plans tend to be on the more expensive side but come with some perks.

The big draw for signing up to Red Energy is to earn Qantas Points. When you initially sign up you can earn 10,000 bonus points on its electricity plan and 5,000 for gas.

After that, every dollar you spend on the Qantas Red Saver plan will earn you an additional 2 points.

Pros

  • 100% Australian owned
  • Local customer support
  • Refer a friend

Cons

  • Only has an app for its rewards program. It doesn't let you manage your plan
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Compare electricity plans from Red Energy

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Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552163MRE6@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
19% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,480/year
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Red Energy - Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED207668MRE10@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,820/year
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Red Energy - Red EV Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552839MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffSmart meter requiredFeed in tariff available
Reference price
19% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,480/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Ausgrid network who consumes 3911kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 5
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED530306MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,420/year
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Red Energy - Red EV Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED530355MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,420/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED530357MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,420/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 4000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 7
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552216MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
14% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,700/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED689582MRE1@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
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Red Energy - Living Energy Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED636161MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Energex network who consumes 4613kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 5
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552198MRE6@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,140/year
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Red Energy - Red EV Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552852MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffSmart meter requiredFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,140/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552771MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,140/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the SA Power Networks network who consumes 4011kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 5
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552185MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
23% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,660/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552780MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
23% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,660/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552322MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
23% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,660/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 6100kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Compare gas plans from Red Energy

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Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED538861MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 76.99c/day
Usage: 2.42 - 3.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/year
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Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552124MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 76.99c/day
Usage: 2.42 - 3.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552285MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 76.99c/day
Usage: 2.42 - 3.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/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.
1 - 3 of 4
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED539088MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 81.95c/day
Usage: 1.79 - 3.06c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,610/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED539092MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 81.95c/day
Usage: 1.79 - 3.06c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,610/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (RED539158MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 81.95c/day
Usage: 1.79 - 3.06c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,610/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.
1 - 3 of 6
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552155MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 140.8c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.74c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$820/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED689615MRG1@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 140.8c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.74c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$820/year
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Red Energy - Living Energy Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED636154MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 140.8c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.74c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$820/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the APA (Allgas Energy) network who consumes 8000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 4
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552304MRG6@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 101.2c/day
Usage: 2.52 - 4.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,020/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552722MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 101.2c/day
Usage: 2.52 - 4.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,020/year
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Red Energy - Standing Offer
Basic Plan Information | (RED21274SRG8@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 121c/day
Usage: 2.84 - 4.98c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,140/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Australian Gas Networks network who consumes 14000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 3 of 4
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552127MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552288MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552701MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 20000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Red Energy offers

Deal

Sign up to get up to 15,000 bonus points

Sign up on Qantas Red plan and get up to 15,000 bonus points. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Choose from a $25 eGift card or 1,500 Qantas points

Refer a friend and get a $25 eGift card or 1,500 Qantas points. T&Cs apply.

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Rewards and Features

Rewards and features

💰 Bonus Qantas Points

When you first sign up to the Qantas Red Saver plan you'll get a healthy dose of Qantas Points. 10,000 when you sign up for electricity and 5,000 for gas. Plus you continue to earn 2 points per $1 you pay on your energy bills as long as payments are made on time.

🎁 Red Energy Rewards

You can use the the Red Energy Rewards app to find savings on dining and shopping offers.

Customer Service

Customer service

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Australian based customer support
Payment assistance
Financial hardship assistance

How do I get in touch with Red Energy?

You can contact Red Energy through the following methods:

  • Phone customer support between 8am - 8:30pm AEDT Monday to Friday, or 9am - 5:30pm on Saturday
  • Start a chat online with Red Energy customer service via Facebook Messenger during the same hours

Customer satisfaction

As of 3 April 2024, Red Energy has no reviews on Finder but you can still see what people rate it on other sites:

  • Trustpilot. 1.5/5 stars (37 reviews)
  • Product review. 1.8/5 stars (1066 reviews)
  • Keep in mind: These reviews are subjective and may not reflect your experience with Red Energy. Use reviews as a starting point for researching energy plans.

Solar Energy

Solar energy

How much does Red Energy pay for solar feed-in tariff?

Red Energy is only offering its Solar Saver plan to customers in NSW.

Otherwise, you can look at the second table for a state-by-state breakdown of Red Energy's feed-in tariffs on its regular electricity plans.

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Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED207668MRE10@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
up to 12c/kWh
for first 5 kWh per day
then from 6 - 12c/kWh thereafter
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,820/year
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Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Red Energy - Qantas Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED689582MRE1@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
from 8c/kWh
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
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Green Energy

Green energy

Is Red Energy environmentally friendly?

Green Electricity Guide Rating: 6.6/10

While it's not the highest scoring, Red Energy is one of the greener energy retailers ranking 10th (out of 39) in the 2022 Greenpeace Green Electricity guide.

Owned by the Snowy Hydro which generates renewable energy Red Energy also actively invests in renewables. The reason for it's lower score is that it also generates power from gas.

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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, 2017Finder

      Hi Piotr,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      To get the most suitable provider for you, you may check out our guide on electricity plans 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. Before applying, please ensure that you read through the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

      Cheers,
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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, 2017Finder

      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      I’m afraid we don’t have the answer to that question. What you can do is directly get in touch with Red Energy and confirm.

      In the meantime, if you are keen to explore other options, please check our list of energy providers in Tasmania.

      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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    KerryJune 29, 2017

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

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      RenchJune 29, 2017Finder

      Hi Kerry,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      With Red Energy plans, you can get A discount off your entire energy bill and you’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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