There are only a handful of choices for energy retailers in Western Australia, but it’s still important to know about your suppliers.
The energy market in Western Australia is still regulated by the state government, which means that most residents don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to your energy provider. However, if you live in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), an area that extends around from Kalbarri in the north, to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in the east and Albany in the south, then you do have a little choice, and Synergy is one of those choices.
Who is Synergy?
In 2013, the Western Australian government announced the merger of the south west's two largest energy companies, Verve Energy and Synergy. Today the two brands continue under the name Synergy and supply energy across the SWIS (Western Australia), from a wide range of sources, including renewables.
What packages are offered by Synergy?
Synergy provides a range of fixed energy tariffs for your electricity and gas needs. Basically, this means that you pay a fixed daily connection rate and then a further fixed fee for each unit of energy you use. This is a standard way that many energy companies charge, and means that you pay for exactly the energy that you use.
The rates and charges vary depending on your property type, usage and whether you’re powering a home or a business. Synergy has a handy tool on its website that allows you to input a little information about your property and then find out which tariff will suit your needs and uses the most.
Synergy also offer solar power to Perth and Western Australia businesses. Synergy's SolarReturn Business provides commercial solar systems for businesses at low maintenance and high quality. The solar systems are designed with a 25 year linear performance warranty and are tailored to suit your unique business. If you head to their website and fill in your details, Synergy will crunch the numbers and send you a no commitments quote to help you figure out if SolarReturn will benefit your business needs.
Over 30,000 Australians have switched to green energy with Synergy. This option allows you to support Australia's renewable industry by purchasing an agreed amount of green energy which is based on a percentage of your electricity consumption with NaturalPower renewable energy (in addition to your electricity charges). Synergy has an online calculator tool to help you calculate your desired green energy contribution and make a difference.Back to top
What are the pros and cons of Synergy deals?
- Tariffs. Synergy energy offers a range of tariffs that will suit everyone from those living in small apartments to those in larger homes and businesses. The fees are state regulated and so ensure low prices.
- Renewable energy. If it’s important to you that your energy comes from sustainable sources, Synergy has you covered with a green energy option.
- Solar. Solar feed-in tariffs are available as well as advice and guidance on installation and rebates available.
- Limited distribution. Synergy is only available within the south west of the state, if you’re in the north or east, then your energy will most likely be provided by Horizon Power.
Could you switch to Synergy?
If you live in the SWIS and are thinking about switching energy supplier, then you can get more information and full details by contacting a specialist energy broker. Your energy specialist will help you cut through the jargon and find a tariff that suits your needs and saves you the most money.