How to get renewable energy in New South Wales

Ceyda Erem

19 Feb 2019

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Renewable or green energy has slowly become the talk of the town when it comes to the future of electricity.

According to the Clean Energy Council Report, renewable energy accounted for 17% of the total electricity generated in Australia in 2017.

There were also 17 renewable energy projects constructed in 2017 across the nation and 34 projects that were under construction by the end of 2017.

And with the Australian Electricity Market Commission (AEMC) predicting residential electricity prices to fall by 6.2% over the next two years thanks to wind and solar generation, it’s no wonder that more and more Aussies are considering a more cleaner electricity source for their home.

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But whether it’s switching to a GreenPower plan or installing solar panels on your roof, every Aussie looking to go green with their power needs to start with a provider.

“Depending on the provider, they might offer you a plan with a GreenPower option instead of a standard electricity plan,” said Mozo Energy Expert, Nathan Warne.

“It might be a good option if installing solar panels isn’t in your budget, because you’ll be offsetting your electricity use with a clean electricity source and supporting renewable energy.”  

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So if you’re thinking about moving over to a provider that does their bit for renewable energy, check out some providers and their current New South Wales offers below:

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Powershop Auto Pay with Mega Pack
  • GreenPower option

  • Competitive deals for those with solar

  • 15% online discount

They call themselves Australia's greenest power company and are proud supporters of renewable energy. But aside from that good stuff, if you switch to Powershop’s Mega Pack plan, you’ll not only receive a 15% discount on your usage and supply just for paying online, but if you’ve got solar, you’ll be rewarded with a more competitive deal. And even if you don’t have solar, there’s still the option to purchase a GreenPower plan.

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Energy Locals Member Promise 2020
  • GreenPower option

  • 100% carbon neutral

  • No exit fee or lock in contract

But if you like the idea of a power company that does their bit to give back to the community, check out Energy Local and its Member Promise 2020 plan. What’s great about Energy Locals is that they not only promise to cap prices until 2020, there’s no lock in contract or exit fee either. They’re also 100% carbon neutral and incredibly solar friendly. Throw in a GreenPower option and you might be looking at your next energy provider!

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Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Online
  • GreenPower option

  • $50 welcome bonus

  • 100% backed by renewable energy

If you’re after a provider that’s all about transparency, you might want to give Momentum Energy a try. Momentum Energy are owned by Hydro Tasmania, meaning they’re 100% backed by renewable energy. There’s a GreenPower option, a decent return for Victorian solar users and no exit fee. Plus if you’re a NSW or VIC customer, you’ll receive a $50 welcome bonus once you sign up online! No wonder they took out the 2018 Mozo People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction.

None of these sound quite right? Then head on over to our energy comparison tool to compare more renewable energy options.

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