Survive summer and find a cheap energy plan in your state

Ben Tosi

04 Dec 2017

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December brings with it a couple of colossal calendar events - there is the big family Christmas to prepare for and new year's eve plans to nail down - but above all, it signals the start of the great Aussie summer.

And this one is set to be a scorcher. The Bureau of Meteorology are predicting “above average temperatures”, which isn’t the best news considering recent Mozo data revealed that energy prices have risen by 29% over the last year.

The good news, however, is that Aussies can still save a truckload on their energy bill by switching to a better value plan, according to Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.

“Mozo’s analysis* shows the annual savings the average household can make by switching to the cheapest energy plan in the market have increased significantly over the past 12 months,” she said.

“This goes to show that even if you switched energy providers this time last year, there is a good chance that there is an even better deal out there.”

So crank the aircon, power up that electrical fan and stock both your fridges full of fresh food this summer, all-the-while avoiding any bill shock by switching to a cheap energy plan. Check out some of the cheapest options on the market right now in your state:

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New South Wales

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Dodo Power & Gas Residential Market
  • Mozo Experts Choice Winner

  • No lock-in contracts

  • 30% discount when you pay on time

Dodo nabbed itself a Mozo Experts Choice Award this year in New South Wales’ Best Value Electricity and Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity categories which means, whether you have solar panels or not, you’re onto a winner with this particular energy plan. You can enjoy no lock-in contracts and a 30% discount off your usage rates simply by paying your bill on time.

Victoria

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GloBird Energy GloSave
  • Mozo Experts Choice Winner

  • No lock-in contracts

  • 35% discount when you pay via direct debit

Victorians have their own Experts Choice Winner to turn to this summer thanks to GloBird Energy’s GloSave energy plan. On this plan you can forget about exit fees or any lock-in contracts plus you’ll be rewarded with a whopping 35% discount for paying on time via direct debit.

South Australia

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Momentum Energy Smile Power Flexi Online
  • 100% Aussie owned and operated

  • No conditional discounts

  • No exit fees

If you’re a South Australian resident who wants to save but is also environmentally-conscious then Momentum Energy’s SmilePower Flexi could be just right for you. With this plan, there aren’t any confusing discounts to worry about, just competitive rates and you can zen out in front of the fan knowing your kilowatts are coming from renewable energy sources.

Queensland

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Energy Locals Simple Saver
  • No conditional discounts

  • No exit fees

  • No lock-in contracts

Residents of the Sunshine State can reach for the aircon remote with confidence on this EnergyLocals market offer. A provider with a community vibe, you can join online within 5 minutes, enjoy some of the cheapest rates going around and feel good about your summer energy bill, knowing that it is supporting local charities in Queensland.

If these options don’t quite fit with your current energy situation, check out a range of other options across Mozo’s energy database using our state-based comparison tool.

*Annual saving calculations based on the difference between the average and cheapest annual bill estimates for a three person household in each state as of October 2017, and compared to the same figures as of October 2016.

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