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Tango Energy: Electricity plans

Pacific Hydro-owned Tango Energy offers electricity to residences, businesses and commercial customers in Victoria.

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Tango Energy is the retail arm of Pacific Hydro, a renewable energy generating company. Customers in Victoria and New South Wales have access to their two uncomplicated market offers, with fixed rates for the first 12 months of the plan.

Tango Energy: In summary

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  • Pros.
  • Electricity plans to Victorian and New South Wales residents, as well as business and commercial plans.
  • Simple plans with fixed rates for the first 12 months.
  • Cons.
  • Low solar feed-in tariffs.

Tango Energy launched in 2012 as the retail branch of Pacific Hydro Australia, a renewable energy company. Pacific Hydro was founded in Australia in 1992 and has since expanded with hydro, solar and wind developments across Australia, Chile and Brazil.

Tango operates locally out of Geelong, Victoria with a commitment to hiring local staff. They offers tailored plans for residential, business and commercial customers. Though the company used to offer electricity in South Australia, services are now only available in Victoria. If you change your mind after signing up, there is a cooling-off period of 10 business days.

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How much does Tango Energy cost?

Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in Melbourne, Victoria who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the CitiPower network. Prices last checked on April 2020 and are subject to change. Always check the provider's site before applying.
Plan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
VIC Home Select9% less$304.80$1,219
VIC Home StandingEqual to$355$1,420
Tango Energy's NSW plans are not currently available via Finder. We'll update this page when have more information.
Important: Providers may change or remove discounts at any time. Always check the provider's website for what discounts are available.

Plans offered breakdown

Tango Energy only provides electricity in Victoria and New South Wales, with a choice of two market offers.

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A simple residential electricity plan without any conditional discounts. When you sign up, you'll receive fixed usage and supply rates for the first 12 months, after which they become variable once more.

Comes with fixed rates for the first 12 months and no exit fees, like the Home Select plan. The only major difference between them is that you'll be paying a little bit extra for 100% GreenPower, meaning for every unit of energy you purchase from Tango, they'll purchase a unit from a renewable source.

Does Tango Energy offer solar?

You won't be able to set up a new solar panel system through Tango, but If you already have a solar installation you will be eligible for a solar feed-in tariff of 12c/kWh that you send back into the grid.

How green is Tango Energy?

Tango Energy scored a 4.4/10 on the Green Electricity Guide, placing it in the bottom half of Australian retailers. While its emissions are close to zero because it owns almost entirely renewable assets, it offers minimum solar feed-in tariffs and doesn't engage in any energy management or response programs.

Customers who purchase the Tango Blue plan will automatically get 100% certified GreenPower renewable offsets.

Can I manage my plan from my phone?

Phone management is not explicitly supported by Tango Energy, but you can access basic information about your plan and pay your bills online through their customer portal.


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