South Australians to benefit from new electricity deal
South Australian households doing it tough might be finally getting some energy bill relief, thanks to a new deal negotiated by the Marshall Liberal Government.
From 1 January 2021, SA Origin Energy customers who use the SA Concession Energy Discount Offer (SACEDO) will now receive a 21% discount off the electricity reference price, up slightly from 20% previously.
According to the Government of South Australia website, customers who take advantage of this offer are set to save an average of $384 a year, depending on their electricity plan.
At the moment, more than 64,000 low and fixed income SA households are currently taking up the offer, however the Government is encouraging more than 145,000 eligible households to sign up.
“We know that this year has been tough on South Australians, which is why it’s welcome news we can continue to build on electricity savings which are flowing onto our households,” said Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensik.
“In addition to the huge discounts on bills, this special offer boasts a range of other benefits, such as no late payment fees, no exit fees, and flexible payment options - small features that make a big difference.”
Aside from the SACEDO offer, SA customers can also apply for the State Government’s annual energy concession of up to $231.41 during the 2020-21 financial year. This means that the total energy bill savings for households could hit $615.41.
In order to be eligible for the SACEDO 21% discount offer, customers must:
- Be receiving the State Government’s energy concession
- Hold a particular concession card, or receive Centrelink payments, like JobSeeker, Austudy, ABSTUDY or the parenting payment.
If you’d like to find out which other energy concessions or rebates you could qualify for, have a read of our South Australian energy rebates guide.
Or if you’d like to compare energy plans in your area, check out our energy comparison tool below.