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With the increasing use of electronics in your daily life it’s important to have an efficient electricity plan for your home. Fortunately, if you live in South Australia, you have the power to choose your electricity provider and switch to a different plan at any time if you think it could save you money.
If you’re worried that comparing electricity plans would take up too much time and effort, think again. Mozo’s savvy online tool can help you shortlist electricity retailers in your area from the comfort of your couch. Just feed in your SA postcode and the tool will instantly give you a list of some of the providers and plans depending on your consumption patterns and preferences.
Many people across South Australia are paying hundreds more than they should for their power bills. Comparing energy providers and plans is one of the best ways to save money on your rising gas and electricity bills. Mozo compares a range of energy plans and energy providers across SA. With our online comparison tool, it is now easier than ever to find out how much you can save by switching energy providers.
As energy providers often change their pricing and plans, if you’ve never compared your electricity provider before, chances are you may be missing out on a better deal. Mozo could help you save hundreds of dollars a year by finding and switching to a more competitive deal in your area. The exact number of energy providers that you can choose from will depend on where you live, as different providers service different areas across Adelaide and regional SA.
Your electricity bill is based on factors such as where you live, your usage charges and your plan options. With Mozo’s electricity comparison tool, you can filter results based on these preferences as these factors will most likely affect the cost of your electricity. To find a cheap energy plan in South Australia, simply enter your postcode so that we can provide you with a list of some of the deals available near you. Electricity prices vary by region so by telling us where you are, we can look up which providers in our database service your area. If you have a recent bill handy, you can even enter your actual usage to improve the accuracy of the results.
While it’s great to have a choice, sometimes such a wide range of providers to pick from can also be a little confusing, especially with each of them trying to offer all kinds of incentives with their plans. That’s why, you need to be careful on what the different deals and discounts actually translate into as far as your regular bills are concerned.
Here are a few points for you to keep in mind as you go through a list of SA electricity providers:
Limited time offers. Like we said, there could be some offers like a one time discount of $50 on your first bill, which may sound very tempting, but you’ve got to think beyond the introductory period. If the cost for this plan is going to be $50 more than the cheapest plan for every subsequent bill, then you may not want to consider this as an option.
Regular discounts. Watch out for conditional offers that give you a discount every time you fulfil a pre-decided condition like paying your bills on time, or special offers for setting up a direct debit account. Work out which deal is best for you and then
make a choice.
Green energy. Electricity providers in South Australia offer a number of ways in which you can support the clean energy industry in Australia. From installing solar panels to sponsoring electricity produced from renewable sources instead of coal, you can choose from a number of green options.
Dual fuel services. Last but not the least, when you are picking an electricity plan, many energy providers in South Australia will give you the option to go for a single electricity plan or a dual fuel package. They may also offer a discount if you were to bundle your service with gas. But while it is convenient to have both your services attached with one retailer, it may not always be the cheapest option. If budget is top priority, you should compare single as well as dual fuel plans before deciding on anything.
Your electricity bills are a combination of a number of things such as your location and your actual consumption. Every electricity bill in SA will have:
A fixed supply charge. This is a price that you pay to have electricity delivered to your property. It covers the poles, wires and is priced at a per day rate.
Usage charges: This is charged per kilowatt hour of usage and naturally depends on the amount of electricity you are using at home.
First of all, it’s a good idea to take a careful look at the gadgets you are using at home and which ones are eating maximum power. You will find that sometimes making small changes like not leaving your laptop on charge all night or switching to energy efficient light globes can go a long way. If you want some more inspiration to get started, head over to our energy savings tips hub for more ideas.
The other thing you can do is compare the electricity providers and see if you can find a cheaper provider or even a better plan with the same provider. Chances are, more competitive deals have come up since you signed up for your account.
Yes, we can help you pick a cheap electricity provider for your new home by giving you a shortlist of electricity retailers in Adelaide as well as regional areas of South Australia. Just give us your postcode and our comparison tool will work its magic by crunching the data we have collected on South Australian suburbs based on average costs and usage for that area.
The precise number of electricity providers that you can choose from will depend on the suburb you live in and the retailers that operate in that area. Here are some of the electricity providers in South Australia that you can compare using Mozo’s service:
While we do not compare every single plan on the market, we certainly try to compare a wide selection of the plans that are available if you sign up as a new customer.
Every house uses a different combination of electronics and the frequency with which these are used also varies. So while a working couple may hardly be using any electricity at home, a family with kids could be using a lot more energy guzzling gadgets. That’s why, the plan that turns out to be the best for you depends on your usage and priorities.
You can shortlist electricity providers in South Australia by focusing on your preferences such as cost, customer service and green energy. Start off by getting a list of some electricity providers in your area through Mozo’s energy comparison tool. Then read electricity reviews that we’ve collected from customers of electricity providers in SA so you can get the opinion of real people who have used these services before.
Switching your electricity provider in South Australia is a relatively easy process. You can simply request for a transfer online or via phone and your new provider should take care that the switch happens smoothly. However, the time it will take for you to start receiving bills from your new retailer can vary from a few days to three months depending on when your meter was last read.
If you are moving premises, it’s usually required to give 2-5 business days notice to your energy provider so that they can move your electricity account before you do. Make sure you fulfil any other requirements like providing free access to the electricity meter so that you don’t end up moving into a house with no electricity.
This is where it is important to consider the terms of your contract with the provider. If you are on an open contract, you will not need to pay an extra fee for switching your electricity retailer. But, if you are on a fixed term plan, you may have to spend some extra money to exit the contract early. If you are moving premises, many electricity retailers in South Australia charge a connection fee for setting up the service to your new address. This cost will generally be added to your first bill.
Mozo makes money by helping energy providers connect with customers, like you, who are looking for a great energy deal. Most importantly our service is totally free to use and it is the energy providers competing for your business that pay Mozo, not you!
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.
I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.Read full review
I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.
I'm very happy with AGL, their website is easy to navigate, easy to check your daily usage and billing. They have great energy efficiency tips to help save on your energy bill. They are also helping to make a difference to our planet by offering customers to opt for carbon neutral which is so important to offset emissions so knowing we are all helping is a positive for going with AGL.Read full review
I'm very happy with AGL, their website is easy to navigate, easy to check your daily usage and billing. They have great energy efficiency tips to help save on your energy bill. They are also helping to make a difference to our planet by offering customers to opt for carbon neutral which is so important to offset emissions so knowing we are all helping is a positive for going with AGL.
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.
Since its inception in Byron Bay following protests against coal seam gas fracking, Enova has rolled out services all over New South Wales and to date has almost 10,000 customers. Now the community-owned energy provider has extended its services to residents in South East Queensland.
Almost a year on from the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and Aussie households seem to have gotten back to their regular routine. But one thing that might not have bounced back to normal is our energy bills. According to bill payment platform Deferit, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory all had a 10% - 20% increase in the dollar amount of energy bills paid in the last year. Founded in 2018, Deferit is an innovative bill payment platform that allows Aussies to guarantee their bills are paid on time. Users upload a bill they are struggling to pay, and Deferit will pay it off immediately on their behalf. Customers can then pay back the cost in four equal interest-free instalments, similar to Buy Now Pay Later services. There are no late fees; however, customers will need to pay a fixed monthly fee of $5.99. Deferit co-founder and chief executive officer Jonty Hirsowitz says the rise in energy costs has seen many Aussies flock to the payment platform to keep their living expenses on track. Interestingly, the payment service found that 77% of energy bills uploaded are paid on or ahead of time.“We have seen over 150% year on year growth since February last year - so throughout the Covid-19 period,” he said. “That said, we actually found that users had access to more funds than usual as a result of the various government subsidies and access to superannuation.”Hirsowitz says that energy bills are the most common bill type paid off, with over 30,000 energy bills being paid over the past 12 months. The average energy bill amount being paid on time is $250 and $467 for an overdue bill. “It's essentially like bill smoothing meeting bill extensions at the click of a button. An average Deferit consumer will upload three bills per month and spread their payments back to us across the remainder of the month according to their income and other household expenses,” says Hirsowitz.
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.