From the moment you wake up in the morning, to the time you go to bed at night, electricity is something you rely on. And whilst energy bills have always been a point of contention, the COVID-19 pandemic has sent them skyrocketing.
The majority of Australian households will face higher energy bills this year. The pandemic has created higher energy usage across the country with many Aussies working from home, parents and children schooling from home and the increase in staying in on the weekends to stop transmission.
So, if there’s ever been a year to take your energy plan seriously - this should be the one!
“Energy bills, after mortgage repayments, can be one of our biggest household expenses as Australians. This year’s awards analysis showed that there can be big cost differences between energy plans, so it really pays to shop around,” said Mozo Expert and Awards Judge, Peter Marshall.
The Mozo Experts Choice Awards are all about helping Aussies find the best value deals. For the 2020 Energy Awards Mozo’s Expert assessed over 650 residential and over 400 small business energy plans and ranked them by cost to find the best energy plans in each state.
“Switching to a cheaper energy deal means more money in your pocket. Whether you’re a family or a small business, the less money you shell out for bills, the more money you have to spend on other essentials,” said Marshall.
Residential electricity winners
ReAmped has been named our Electricity Retailer of the Year, winning multiple awards for best value in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. ReAmped consistently ranked amongst the cheapest options available for residential customers, focussing on giving their customers the lowest energy prices possible without the offers and gimmicks other competitors tend to use.
Elysian was the standout electricity retailer in Victoria, crowned for winning awards for both basic energy supply and for customers operating a solar system. Elysian brings to the table simple plans without gimmicks or discounts, and they also aim to give their customers the best prices they possibly can too.
Small business electricity winner
For the second year in a row, Powerclub, has taken out the title of Mozo Experts Choice Award Small Business Energy Retailer of the Year. Powerclub received a whopping 11 Mozo Experts Choice Awards, including six awards in the small business categories alone. According to our expert analysis, Powerclub proved to be one of the cheapest options available for small businesses across the country.
Award winning electricity plans
With so many electricity providers out there, there’s no reason why you should be paying more than you have to for your power. But, just how easy is it to find one that has all the perks you want without unnecessary cost? Our electricity award winners proved to be some of the best across Australia, bringing to the table a wide variety of benefits, but most importantly the most competitive prices around. Some of the winners were GloBird Energy, Mojo, Elysian and more.
See which providers topped the list in your state.
Award winning gas plans
Despite gas being a popular form of energy in many Australian households, many of us aren’t quite sure about the top gas plans available. Our award winning gas retailers offer some of the best prices around with considerations such as low daily supply and usage charges, as well as features like bill smoothing, contract type and more. This year’s winners included Origin, Red Energy, Dodo Power and Gas and other great suppliers.