The Mozo Experts Choice Awards have been running since 2014 and recognise products that offer customers the very best in the market.
For the 2018 awards, we compared 194 residential energy plans from 27 energy providers. The award winners named in the table below offer the best value plans in each state in the areas of electricity, solar friendly electricity, 100% GreenPower and gas according to Mozo’s analysis.
For details on how we crunched the numbers and determined our winners see our 2018 Mozo Experts Choice Awards Insurance methodology report.
The winning products are those that provide the cheapest energy at the time of judging, for a set of customer scenarios.
Our scenarios covered each of the different distributor areas in each State (because prices differ) and for residential costs we considered several different levels of energy usage (because this affects the influence of daily supply charges versus variable usage charges).
See our methodology report for more detailed information on how we performed the price comparisons and determined the final winners list.
We won't have covered every single electricity and gas plan available but we have tried to cover a vast majority of well-known energy retail brands in our analysis. In this year’s awards we assessed plans from 30 different residential energy providers.
Cost calculations were based on single rate tariffs, guaranteed discounts and any conditional discounts for paying on time, direct debit, paying online or in advance, or e-billing. Discounts for combining gas and electricity plans were not included.
No, upfront one-off credits or incentives were not included in the cost calculations.
We only considered products that are available in deregulated energy markets. This includes NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and in the contestable market in SE Queensland covered by the Energex electricity distribution network.
These awards recognise those products that provide the cheapest energy for customers with existing solar panels, after making an allowance for feed-in tariffs for selling excess energy to the grid and well as the cost of buying electricity from the grid.
If you’re after an environmentally friendly energy choice for your home and don’t have solar panels, the best way to make a real difference is to purchase an electricity plan with 100% GreenPower.
GreenPower is a government accredited program that enables your electricity provider to purchase renewable energy on your household's behalf. When you buy GreenPower, the energy you are buying is helping to develop new infrastructure in the renewable energy sector.
To find the best value plans and the award winners in this category, we calculated the overall cost of such plans including both the base tariff and the additional GreenPower tariff. In addition retailers are only eligible for our Green Electricity awards if they achieved certain ratings in the Green Electricity Guide 2018.
No, Mozo Experts Choice Awards are awarded irrespective of a product provider’s commercial relationship with Mozo. Our research team analyses product data and determines the winners in each Mozo Experts Choice category without reference to Mozo’s sales or commercial functions.
Our research team is headed by our Data Services Director and our Product Data Manager who have over 50 years of combined financial services experience and 22 years in online financial comparison.
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