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Sumo

Sumo is a multi-utility provider, offering electricity and Internet services to VIC and NSW residents, plus gas to Victorians. It focuses on encouraging customers to bundle all their services together with Sumo in order to access bill credits and other potential discounts.

Is Sumo right for me?

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  • What's offered?
  • A couple of electricity plans for residents of NSW and VIC, and gas to VIC consumers when they bundle it with electricity.
  • Bundled Internet plans.
  • Highlights.
  • Bundling together services at sign-up can result in bill credits.
  • Sumo Lite plan has non-variable usage rates for the first 12 months.
  • Look out for.
  • Average Green Rating and low to minimum solar feed-in tariffs.
Important: Providers may change or remove discounts at any time. Always check the provider's website for what discounts are available.

Find out how much you can save by switching to Sumo Energy

Updated April 4th, 2020
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How much does Sumo Energy cost?

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.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
Sumo Saver Residential Single Rate10% less$329.97$1,320
Sumo Lite Residential Single Rate8% less$337.12$1,348
Sumo Select Residential Single RateEqual toFurther 15% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$311.17$1,245
Sumo Residential Standing Offer Single RateEqual to$366.08$1,464

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 December 2019 and are subject to change. Always check the providers site before applying.

Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
Sumo Saver Electricity Plan2% less$326.70$1,307
Sumo Residential Standing OfferEqual to$332.50$1,330
Sumo SelectEqual to$318.56$1,274
Sumo Lite3% less$325.11$1,300

Plans offered by Sumo

Sumo offers three different electricity plans to customers in NSW and VIC, and natural gas to VIC residents so long as they bundle it with electricity. No Sumo plans have lock-in contracts and therefore there are no exit fees.

Energy Electricity

The Sumo Saver plan provides electricity to residents at a variable rate that is some amount below the reference price for your state. You can get bill credits by paying on time and further credits by bundling it with other services.

The Sumo Lite provides electricity to residents at a fixed rate. A feature of this plan is that the actual usage rates themselves can't be changed for the first 12 months, which is not the case for most power plans. What the rate is will depend on where you live.

This plan is equivalent to the standing offer for both states and will provide you electricity for a usage charge exactly equal to the reference price. The only benefit is that you may be eligible for some bill credits if you bundle it with other services.

Gas Gas

Sumo doesn't have a dedicated natural gas plan, but if you live in VIC you have the option to bundle your natural gas and electricity plans together. You can earn bill credits for doing so.

Does Sumo offer solar?

Sumo does not offer solar installation, but it does provide solar feed-in tariffs on its energy plans. These rates are below average for NSW and are the absolute minimum that can be offered for the state of VIC, 12c/kWh.

How green is Sumo?

According to the 2018 Green Electricity Guide, Sumo ranks in the bottom five energy retailers in terms of green rating, with a score of 2.8/10. Sumo does not engage in any decarbonisation efforts or carbon offsets, relies heavily upon fossil fuels and has little to no incentive for customers to go solar with their minimal feed-in tariffs.

In short, Sumo isn't the worst offender as far as green power is concerned, but it's not good, either.

Does Sumo offer any special incentives to sign up?

Sumo offers incentives to customers who bundle together their services when signing up. New customers who sign up for electricity and gas or Internet at the same time will receive bill credits over the following 24 months on the Sumo Saver plan. Bundling all three services together will lead to further credits up to $520.

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

No, Sumo does not currently have a way for customers to pay or manage their bills or usage from their phones.


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    MichaelFebruary 13, 2019

    Hi my name is Michael. I was a sumo gas user. I canceled my acc as i will be in Thailand for the next year. I have not received a final bill as I requested on the 21/1/19 approx. Now I am thinking the new tenants may be using the gas under my name. I need to contact some one from this company through my email address.
    Urgent thanking you m

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      NikkiFebruary 14, 2019Staff

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for getting in touch! We want to help you out however we are not directly working with Sumo Energy. We suggest to contact them immediately for this. Hope this clarifies!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    VirginiaApril 10, 2017

    How much all you can use?

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      HaroldApril 11, 2017Staff

      Hi Virginia,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The usage will depend on the plan that you would like to avail.
      1. On this page please navigate to the section “What energy plans does Sumo Power offer?
      2. Then you should see the energy plans does Sumo Power offer.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    SimonMarch 29, 2017

    Hi there, please can you confirm your kwh and daily rates, discounts and any lock in period.
    This is for an all peak tariff in Brisbane

    Thanks

    SImon

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      DeeMarch 31, 2017Staff

      Hi Simon,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you like to know the kwh and daily rates for Sumo, kindly fill out our online form above and a Sumo representative will get in touch with you.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    PeterSeptember 16, 2016

    What is Sumo power feed in rate for solar?

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    colinMay 27, 2016

    Is the 27% discount for prompt payment applied to the bill total [including GST] or just the usage content?

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      ShirleyMay 30, 2016Staff

      Hi Colin,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just the electricity usage component.

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    colinMay 26, 2016

    Do you provide a fixed monthly payment plan based on annual use over previous 12 months

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      ShirleyMay 27, 2016Staff

      Hi Colin,

      Thanks for your question.

      Sumo Power providers a plan where if you pay your bill on time, you’ll get 27% off your electricity usage charges for 24 months. It comes with monthly billing.

      For more information, please see this page.

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