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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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As more households embrace renewable energy, new figures have revealed that solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being installed at record numbers across the country. According to the ACT Government’s 2019/20 annual feed-in tariff report, there are more than 28,000 solar generators in the Territory, an increase of more than 17% during the previous financial year. What’s more impressive is that rooftop solar within the ACT has produced more than 135 megawatts during the 2019/20 financial year. Plus, more than 47,000 MWh came from over 10,000 solar PVs that were provided by the ACT Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FiT) scheme, an incentive from 2009 that was designed to boost solar uptake and reduce solar system prices altogether. “It’s great to see incentives like these are giving the average household the opportunity to generate their own electricity and save on their energy bills,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.
With a sudden strict four month lockdown it’s safe to say Victorians haven’t had an easy 2020. But with the Essential Services Commission (ESC) announcing its final energy prices determination for 2021, the new year may already be off to a better start. The ESC has announced that the Victorian Default Offer (VDO) will fall by 10% for residential customers and 14% for small businesses customers. That equates to a bill reduction of $159 per year and $916 a year, respectively.As a quick recap, the VDO, which came into effect 1 July 2019, is a default energy offer available to all customers in Victoria who choose to not engage in the energy market - that is, comparing offers and switching plans. The VDO also replaced standing offers and capped prices, preventing retailers from charging expensive plans to customers on these offers. “The fall in the default offer is being mainly driven by lower wholesale electricity purchase costs, with lower prices likely to assist many Victorian households and small businesses in recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Essential Services Commission pricing director, Marcus Crudden.The state’s economic regulator estimates that these price reductions will provide some much needed bill relief to around 125,000 households and 40,000 small businesses.
From rates to tariffs and random fees, it’s no wonder energy bills have a reputation of being difficult to comprehend. Unfortunately, it often means many Aussies pick up a few myths on the way to understanding their energy bill. So, if one of your goals in the new year is to get on top of your personal finance, we’ve jotted down four energy bill myths to be aware of.
With less than three weeks to go until we welcome in the new year, many Aussies may have already begun thinking about the goals they want to achieve in 2021. And for some, that can mean giving their home an energy efficiency upgrade. According to CSIRO building simulation research lead, Anthony Wright, the average Aussie household is rated only 2.2 stars out of 10 for energy efficiency. However, if the average Sydney or Melbourne home were to bump that figure up to a 4.9 stars, they could save up to $480 a year on their energy bills.When it comes to improving energy efficiency around the house, you might be surprised to learn that substantial savings can be made just by making small improvements. For instance, draught sealing and filling gaps or cracks around windows and doors are a great place to start. Other options include updating energy guzzling appliances for energy saving ones or installing external blinds to block out heat. But for the Aussies who don’t mind taking things to the next level, upgrading hot water systems, air conditioning and other appliances could deliver annual savings of $900, says Wright. “It’s also worthwhile getting an energy rate involved early,” Wright said in a recent interview with The New Daily. “It can seem like it costs, but it will pay back in comfort and energy bill savings in spades over time, as they can do a before-and-after rating, and also provide consultation on tweaking your renovation as you go.”
When Australia officially entered lockdown in March, thousands of people and small businesses were left stranded with a reduced income or forced to shut down, struggling to keep up with regular expenses, like their energy bill. And according to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Annual Retail Markets Report, those households and small businesses still remain in ‘energy debt’ to their retailers. The report found a sharp increase in energy debt amongst small businesses, with the total jumping from $35 million in March 2020 to $45 million in June 2020. For residential customers, long-term electricity debt reportedly increased by 21% between 31 March and 2 November to $124.5 million. Almost 60,000 households also took advantage of their retailers' offer to defer energy bills for a time, providing some breathing room. “If you are struggling to pay your bills, talk to your retailer about your debt – even if you can’t afford to pay anything right now,” said AER chair, Clare Savage. “You won’t be disconnected, and your retailer will work with you to set up a plan and help you start paying off your debt.”And it looks like most Aussies were satisfied with their retailer’s support, as there were 29% fewer complaints made to retailers and 26% fewer complaints to the ombudsman since the 2018/19 financial year.
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.