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Do you brace yourself when your electricity bill arrives? Well, if you live in NSW, the good news is that you can shop around and choose a cheaper electricity retailer. Unlike some Australian states that have government regulated energy services, NSW is deregulated so you can switch providers at any time. If you think you’re on a dud electricity plan then why not compare your current plan with the other electricity providers that service the NSW electricity market.
Mozo’s electricity comparison tool can help you. We’ve made it super simple to compare New South Wales electricity providers and find the cheap deals, just enter your postcode and we’ll show you providers and plans for your needs.
Our electricity comparison service is completely free to use, and allows you to find a range of plans from the leading energy providers in NSW.
Comparing energy providers and plans across New South Wales is one of the best way to save money on your rising gas and electricity bills. The energy market in NSW is made up of numerous providers, which can make it difficult to find the cheapest deal. With Mozo it’s now easier than ever to find out how much you could save by switching energy providers. We help you compare prices in minutes so you can see some of the deals that are available near you and switch if you find a cheaper one. Our comparison tool could help you save hundreds of dollars a year on your electricity bill simply by switching energy providers, or switching to a new plan with your current provider.
Energy providers often change their pricing and plans, so if you’ve never compared your provider before, chances are you may be missing out on a much better deal. We help you compare energy prices in minutes. How much you spend on electricity is based on a combination of factors, including where you live, your usage charges and your plan options.
To compare a range of cheap electricity plan in NSW, simply enter your postcode so that we can see which deals are available near you. Energy rates often vary by region so by telling us where you are, we can look up which providers service your area. If you have a recent bill handy, then you will be able to improve the accuracy of your results by entering your actual usage.
The exact number of energy providers that you can choose from will depend on where you live, as different providers service different areas within Australia.
When you’ve found the right electricity deal for your home in NSW, you can apply directly from our site. There is no need to spend time in long customer service queues, you can sign up directly online and we'll sort everything out for you from switching to the new electricity provider and notifying your old one.
There isn’t a single flat cost for electricity in NSW. The cost is determined by where you live and how much electricity you consume. Every electricity bill in New South Wales will have:
Shopping for a new electricity plan in some ways is like shopping for a new pair of shoes. There are going to be some features that are important to you and some that are not, so its about finding the best fit for you.
Some considerations include:
Sign up incentives. $50 off your next electricity bill is awesome if the plan you’re choosing isn’t going to cost you $100 more each quarter than the cheapest electricity plan in your area. Mozo recommends that you first do a comparison based on the usage costs of plans and then once you’ve got your shortlist, compare on sign up incentive.
Paying your bill on time. Do you always pay your bill on time no matter what? Then look for a plan that has discounts for this (there are many in NSW), if not, disregard plans with discounts as you could end up on a higher rate tariff than a plan that doesn’t have discounts.
Contract length. If you are renting or thinking of moving house in the near future then look for an open ended contract, not ones that require you to fix your plan for a set period. If you do have to break the term it is likely you will have to pay an exit fee.
Electricity generation. A major factor for some households and a non-issue for others, but most NSW electricity companies will offer plan choices around renewable energy options whether solar, wind or hydro. Generally you will be able to nominate the renewable percentage from 5% up to 100% green generation.
We sure can. We don’t need an existing electricity bill to give you cost estimates. We’ve collected data on the average costs of electricity in all NSW postcodes and can work out how much you’re likely to pay based on the size of your household. Of course, it would be less accurate than if we had a bill to work from, but you’ll still get to compare the providers and plans that will be available in your area.
It will depend on where you live as different electricity providers service different areas, but Mozo’s service compares over 10 leading New South Wales electricity providers so rest assured when you use our price comparison tool you’re getting a wide selection of what’s available in your area.
Some of the providers that offer electricity services in NSW include:
The best provider for you could be different to your neighbours because the best electricity plan depends on a number of factors, from how much electricity you use to your bill payment habits.
The simplest way to find out which providers will give you a better deal is to use our comparison tool at the top of this page.
But, if you want to learn more about what real customers think of a particular NSW electricity provider such as Energy Australia, Red Energy or Powershop, why not read some of the electricity customer reviews on Mozo. We’ve collected customer reviews on major NSW electricity providers so you can read these before you make your final choice of provider.
Other than switching NSW electricity providers or electricity plans, you can reduce your electricity bill by changing your electricity usage habits.
Some things you can do include:
Unlike in Victoria, where the government is rolling out smart meters for all residential customers, in New South Wales the type of meter that you’ve got will depend on the age of your property and the distributor that services your area.
The meter that is installed at your premises will determine the tariff you’re charged.
The switching process doesn’t take long but the amount of time before you receive your first electricity bill from your new supplier will depend on your last meter read. If you’ve just had your meter read it will not be until your next meter read that your old electricity company will finalise its old bill and the switch will take place. This can be anything from 14 days to 3 months.
It is a different process if you are moving house. Most energy providers in New South Wales have “move in” guarantees that ensure that your energy will be available on the date of your move. You will generally need to give them 2-5 days notice of the moving date.
If you are not moving house but switching electricity providers you will only have to pay a fee if you are on a fixed term contract as you will be breaking the contract if you switch before the end of the term. Some NSW electricity plans also have exit fees that you will need to take into account when comparing costs.
For movers, you may be required to pay a connection fee at your new address. Generally this is not an upfront cost, it will be added to your first electricity bill.
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Mozo shares a fee with our partner, CIMET, who helps provide this service. This fee is paid when you complete an application and switch energy providers using our service. Mozo may also earn revenue when energy providers purchase display advertising on our site or when we help them use the all the great data we’ve collected.
The best thing about AGL is their reliability. Recently, I have had emails from them with suggestions on how I can reduce my electricity bills. From one quarter to the next, I saved 23% on my bill just by turning off most of the 'stand-by' switches in the house. They also send me messages of my current account with an approximate amount it may be when the next bill is due. There may be other providers who are cheaper, but AGL has been around for a long time, and I will always be a customer.Read full review
The best thing about AGL is their reliability. Recently, I have had emails from them with suggestions on how I can reduce my electricity bills. From one quarter to the next, I saved 23% on my bill just by turning off most of the 'stand-by' switches in the house. They also send me messages of my current account with an approximate amount it may be when the next bill is due. There may be other providers who are cheaper, but AGL has been around for a long time, and I will always be a customer.
Various solar rebates and schemes have helped thousands of Aussie households turn their green energy dreams into reality, and it’s helping boost renewable energy production big time. According to solar-focused search engine bidmysolar, one-fifth of Australia’s clean energy is generated from small-scale solar systems.One scheme that’s increasingly popular amongst Aussie homeowners is the federal government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. Under this scheme, small-scale technology certificates (STC) are generated for every kilowatt of panels installed. The number of certificates produced per system depends on its geographical location, installation date and the amount of electricity generated, which can mean a rebate worth thousands of dollars. Regardless of the system’s efficiency, the rebate per panel remains the same, prompting Aussies to purchase less reliable and cheaper systems. As a result, electricity generation and consumption are disrupted. “Quality solar will pay for itself within three to four years and last for 15 to 25 years. Comparably, cheap solar often fails within 12 to 36 months and underperforms by as much as 60% annually,” founder of bidmysolar, Bernie Kelly told Mozo. “Cheap solar is undeniably expensive solar, because not only have you invested in a system that fails but you also continue to have sizable power bills and if you decide to reinvest in a new system, the output of those costs too.” Further research from bidmysolar revealed that one in six solar systems across the country developed a major fault or stopped working altogether, with cheaper models often losing more than 20% of their output capacity within just five years. “The government incentive programme for solar has created an environment for unreliable solar operators to thrive. Cheap, underperforming and failing solar has been dumped into the Australian market,” says Kelly. It’s forecasted that more than 400,000 applications for the STC’s by the Clean Energy Regulator will be made this year. To prevent more solar hiccups for the average household, Kelly shared with Mozo his top three tips for finding a top of the line solar system. “The most important issue for consumers is to never rush in, avoid all the sales hype, and know that prices do not swing wildly from day to day or month to month,” he said. “Avoid wherever possible, finance promising interest-free, no money down. Instead, talk to your bank and use their Green Loan initiatives or a fit for purpose solar loan.“Always stick to the facts, if anybody makes a statement regarding quality and performance, have them explain the position with some science attached. Question everything which is stated verbally and have a salesperson commit to writing what they have said.“Find an independent solar advisor who is not conflicted by sales commissions or benefits, like selling your personal details to multiple solar companies.” Despite its popularity, solar power remains a mystery for many Aussies, so if you’d like to learn more about how solar energy works, have a read of our handy guide.
New figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have revealed that electricity prices have fallen by 9% since the middle of last year. As a result, thousands of households across eastern and southern states now have the potential to collectively save $900 million by making the switch to a better offer. According to ACCC Chair, Rod Sims the reason for the decline in prices was due to an increase in power generation, specifically renewable energy generation and falling fuel costs. “There are two ways that households and small businesses can get the hip-pocket benefit of recent reductions in retailers’ costs: by changing to a new, cheaper plan; or, by waiting for their retailer to lower the rates on the plan that they’re already on,” he said. Under a new law that was passed in June 2020, called the Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct (PEMM) law, electricity retailers are now required to make adjustments to their pricing in line with the cost of them to obtain electricity. And if you’ve been keeping up with energy market movements as of late, you’ll know that wholesale electricity prices have been on the decline since mid-2020. “We also expect further significant price reductions from retailers over time, as the reductions in wholesale spot prices flow through to retailers’ contracting positions,” said Sims. Victorians have the biggest potential savings of between $171 and $198 a year, as the state’s flat offer prices have reduced by 11% to 14%. This is followed by South-East Queensland ($126), South Australia ($118), New South Wales ($80 - $88) and the Australian Capital Territory ($46). Although Sims explained the ACCC will be investigating as to whether electricity retailers are following PEMM law, he encouraged Aussies to shop around to secure further savings on their annual bill. So if you think you could be getting a better deal on your electricity bill, why not take our energy comparison tool for a spin? It can help you compare some of the electricity plans available in your area.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic may have put a damper on potential international travel, it hasn’t slowed down Aussies from reaching their green energy goals. Research from solar analytics group, SunWiz finds that Aussie households had more than 31,000 solar energy batteries installed in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019. What’s more impressive is that sub-100W solar panel installations have grown by 39% year-on-year. “In 2020 Australians continued to demonstrate a desire to reduce their power bills by making the most of the nation’s abundant and cheap solar power and empower themselves with a battery,” said SunWiz managing director, Warwick Johnston. “It was a surprisingly good year.”Unsurprisingly, South Australia led the way for solar battery installations, with just over a quarter of installations occurring in that state. According to Johnston, this influx may be linked to the state’s solar battery subsidy program. “There is such high demand from [South Australian] homeowners that the state government had to reduce its subsidy to avoid overheating the market and exhausting available government funds too quickly,” he said. SunWiz estimates that the uptake for solar batteries will continue to soar, with the analytics group forecasting an additional 33,000 installations this year alone.
Following new legislation introduced last week, Victoria is about to become the first state in Australia to impose a tax on electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission vehicles. The new tax is set to come into effect on July 1 and will cost EV owners 2.5 cents per kilometre and two cents per kilometre for hybrid vehicles. It’s estimated that the total cost for EV owners will be up to $300 every year at registration time. Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas explained that the decision to introduce the tax on EVs was to ensure that all Victorian drivers were treated equally while creating a sustainable road network. "We are providing confidence to new electric vehicle owners with a massive boost to our charging network, funded by the distance-based charge, which will reduce range anxiety as a key barrier to take-up," he said.However, not everyone is on board with the new initiative, Greens MP, Sam Hibbins said the argument for the EV tax was not justifiable and was nothing more than a “tax grab by the government”.
According to new analysis from the Climate Council, it’s clear that gas power is slowly starting to be phased out from the National Energy Market (NEM). The non-profit organisation found that output from gas generators fell to rock bottom levels over the past summer, reaching only a total of 5% of the market share. They believe that this was due to wind and solar power breaking records of their own, surging to new heights of generation. “Our existing gas power stations are struggling to compete with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy and storage. Australia does not need any new gas,” said Climate Council senior researcher, Tim Baxter. “Gas is a polluting and expensive fossil fuel that’s on the way out and has no role to play in our economic recovery. It’s driving up household power prices, and prices for our manufacturing industries, putting the sector at risk.” The last time gas peaked was in Autumn 2014, occupying 13% of the market share, meanwhile, renewable energy has doubled in market share during the same period. During the most recent summer in New South Wales, the market share of renewables hit 26.1%, compared to just 0.9% for gas. These figures were even more impressive in Victoria, with the renewables’ market share claiming 29.5%, compared to a mere 0.5% for gas. “As the sunniest and one of the windiest places on the planet, Australia should be cashing-in on its renewable advantage, and in doing so, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win-win,” said Baxter.
As we know, the COVID-19 lockdown began in early March, which saw many Aussies having to adjust to work life from the comfort of their couch or unfortunately, experience financial hardship for the very first time.
As Aussies across the country ease themselves back into work following the Christmas break, the Victorian government has been well ahead of the game, announcing its decision for the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).
While the winter chill is certain to send shivers up the spines of many Aussies, the dreaded July 1 energy price update may have a similar effect.