At Mozo, we’re passionate about getting Australians a better deal on their finances and the Mozo Experts Choice Awards provide a platform for us to highlight the electricity plans which offer the best overall value to Australian consumers. Over 274 electricity plans from 27 electricity providers in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA and QLD were assessed for the Experts Choice Residential Electricity Awards by Mozo’s money experts.
For the 2017 Experts Choice Residential Electricity Awards we analysed 274 different electricity plans from 27 different electricity providers, based on data contained in Mozo’s product database.
No, upfront one-off credits or incentives were not included in the cost calculations nor were discounts for combining gas and electricity plans.
For the awards our 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.
Not every electricity market in Australia is deregulated. We only considerd products that are available NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and in the contestable market in SE Queensland covered by the Energex electricity distribution network.
Only residential electricity plans that are compatible with existing roof-top solar panels were eligible for the Solar-Friendly Award. You can read our full methodology report.
Only residential electricity plans that allow the additional purchase of 100% GreenPower were eligible for the award. If a retailer owns coal-fired electricity generation assets, either directly or via their parent company, as reported by the Greenpeace / TEC Green Electricity Guide its products were excluded.
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 Research & Insights Director and our Product Data Manager who have over 50 years of financial services experience and 22 years in online financial comparison.