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Compare Energy Plans SA: Electricity Providers, Plans, and Rates in South Australia

Compare energy South Australia

South Australia has some of the most expensive electricity rates within the National Energy Market. Because of this, comparing energy plans and switching providers is so important to keep energy bills low and make sure you’re not overspending on your electricity. Comparing and switching providers might seem complicated, but it doesn't need to be. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest electricity with the biggest discount in South Australia, the highest solar feed-in-tariff, or a simple plan with fixed rates you don’t need to worry about, keep reading below to find the best energy provider in South Australia for your household.


List of electricity providers SA

Choosing the best energy provider in South Australia out of 20+ providers available in the state can seem overwhelming. Your best bet is to start your comparison by looking at prices and discounts. Below you will find a list of energy providers in South Australia, alongside their cheapest electricity plan, the discount off the reference price, and estimated annual cost for an average usage of 4,000kWh per year within SA Power Network distribution zone.

List electricity providers in South Australia
Energy Provider Plan Name % off the reference price Estimated annual cost
ReAmped Energy ReAmped Advance 23% discount $1,406 / year
GloBird Energy EasySave 21% discount $1,437 / year
Energy Locals Online Member 20% discount
+ 3% pay on time discount
$1,462 / year
Powerclub Powerbank Home Flat 23% discount $1,414 / year
OVO Energy The One Plan 21% discount +
$100 bill credit
$1,455 / year
Powershop Shopper Market Offer Mega Pack 18% discount $1,497 / year
Click Energy Flora Plus 15% discount $1,557 / year
Origin Energy Max Saver Online Only 15% discount $1,558 / year
AGL Essentials 14% discount $1,575 / year
Simply Energy Simply RAA 9% discount $1,667 / year
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi 8% discount $1,679 / year
Amaysim Energy Post-paid Electricity 8% discount $1,685 / year
Lumo Energy Plus 7% discount $1,693 / year
Diamond Energy Everyday Renewable Saver 7% with pay on time discount
+ 3% direct debit
$1,715 / year
Elysian Energy Simple Plan 7% with pay on time discount $1,709 / year
EnergyAustralia Total Plan Home 6% discount $1,722 / year
Alinta Energy No Fuss 4% discount $1,766 / year
Dodo Market Offer 2.5% discount $1,782.53 / year
Red Energy Living Energy Saver Same as the reference price $1,828 / year

Rates valid for postcode 5000 within SA Power Network on a single-rate tariff. Estimated annual cost based on average usage of 4,000kWh/year. Discounts and rates vary depending on location. Valid August 2020.

Average South Australia electricity prices and the Default Market Offer

South Australians pay some of the highest electricity rates in the National Electricity Market. Below, you can find the average annual electricity bill in South Australia, as well as the average usage cost per kWh.

Average cost of electricity in South Australia
Average electricity bill $1,854 / year
Average cost per kWh 35.74c / kWh

Within the National Energy Market, the reference price (also known as the Default Market Offer or DMO) is the government-set electricity pricing within a distribution network. The reference price is used for two things:

  1. To protect consumers by acting as a price cap, for those who don’t want to engage with the energy market
  2. To inform consumers about electricity prices, if they do wish to engage with the market.

When comparing energy plans in South Australia, you’ll see that energy providers will note that their electricity plan is “X% off the reference price”, this indicates how much less (or in some instances more) expensive the energy provider’s plan is, when compared to the Default Market Offer. In South Australia, the Default Market Offer for the SA Power Networks distribution zone is based on an average annual usage of 4,000kWh per year.

Default Market Offer South AustraliaThe reference price (DMO) for South Australia is $1,832 per year for an average annual usage of 4,000kWh

Cheapest electricity SA: Compare electricity rates

As stated, South Australia pays some of the highest electricity rates in the country which is why it's so important to compare energy plans to find the cheapest electricity offers available. Below, you will find a detailed overview of some of the cheapest electricity plans available as well as the usage and supply rates, to help give you a better understanding of the cheapest electricity plans in South Australia. All plans and rates listed below are for postal code 5000 in the SA Power Networks distribution zone with estimated annual cost based on an average annual usage of 4,000kWh.

Reamped Energy rates South Australia

ReAmped offers some of the cheapest energy plans in South Australia, with their ReAmped Advanced electricity plan offering a whopping 23% discount off the reference price. With ReAmped Advanced, you’ll need to set up direct debit for fortnightly payments, and agree to online billing and communications, in order to get this discounted rate. If you’d rather not pay fortnightly, ReAmped Classic and ReAmped Handshake still offer competitive rates, with more flexible billing options.

 
ReAmped Energy rates for South Australia Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
  23% discount 100.75c / day 25.95c / kWh $1,406 / year

GloBird Energy South Australia

GloBird has two competitive energy plans for customers in South Australia. If you’d prefer to set and forget your energy plan, GloBird EasySave offers a 21% discount in exchange for monthly direct debit billing and e-communication. If you would rather have flexible payment options, but know you will pay on time and through direct debit, GloBird GloSave offers a 16% discount, plus an addition 8% discount if you pay on time with direct debit.

GloBird Energy rates for South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
EasySave 21% discount 104.50c / day First 10.96 Kwh/Day: 26.40c/kWh
Remaining: 34.10c/kWh
$1,437 / year
GloSave 16% discount
+ 8% conditional discount
101.2c / day First 10.96 Kwh/Day: 26.01c/kWh
Remaining: 34.41c/kWh
$1,409 / year

Energy Locals in South Australia

Energy Locals is an Australian energy provider that sells electricity at wholesale rates, for a monthly membership fee of $12.99. Energy Locals Online Member plan gives a steep discount for those who pay on time with direct debit and currently, customers get four months of free membership.

Energy Locals rates for South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
Online Member 20% discount
+ 3% pay on time discount
62c / day 27c / kWh $1,462 / year

Powerclub in South Australia

Powerclub is another energy provider selling wholesale electricity rates to South Australians. For $39 annual membership fee, customers get access to wholesale electricity rates which can be up to 23% discount off the reference price. In addition, Powerclub helps you reduce your electricity usage when wholesale rates spike so you can avoid using excess electricity when prices are high, with their Powerwatch app.

Powerclub electricity rates South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
Powerbank Home Flat 23% discount 86.76c / day 26.45c / kWh $1,414 / year

EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy, and AGL South Australia

EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy, and AGL are the biggest three energy providers in Australia, earning them the collective name “The Big Three”. These three energy providers make up over 60% of the National Electricity Market. Below, you can find details about their electricity plans, including usage and supply rates, so you can see if choosing EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy, or AGL could be right for you.

AGL South Australia

AGL has two electricity plans available in South Australia. AGL Essentials offers a fixed rate for a 12 month benefit period, while AGL Essentials Savers offers variable rates for an ongoing plan period so you can set and forget. With AGL, you can also earn additional flybuys points if you’re a member and pay your energy bills on time.

AGL rates in South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
AGL Essentials 14% discount 76.04c / day 32.44c / kWh $1,578 / year
AGL Essentials Savers 13% discount 76.92c / day 32.82c / kWh $1,594 / year

Origin Energy South Australia

Origin Energy has two plans for South Australian residents. Origin Online Max Saver is only available to sign up to online, and requires you set up direct debit and e-billing and communication during sign up, for the biggest discount off your total energy bill. However, Origin Flexi offers simple, low rates, and flexible billing and payment methods.

Origin Energy rates in South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
Origin Flexi 12% discount 75.43c / day First 4000kWh: 33.43c / kWh
Remaining kWh: 35.57c / day
$1,613 / year
Origin Max Saver Online 15% discount 85.71c / day First 4000kWh: 37.98c / kWh
Remaining kWh: 40.53c / day
$1,558 / year

EnergyAustralia South Australia

EnergyAustralia offers two discounted electricity plans to customers in South Australia. EnergyAustralia No Frills gives simple, low, fixed rates for 12 months while EnergyAustralia Total Plan instead offers a discount off your total bill, for both your usage and supply rates.

EnergyAustralia rates in South Australia
  Discount off the reference price Daily supply charge Usage rates Estimated annual cost
No Frills 5% discount 77c / day 36c / kWh $1,733 / year
Total Plan 6% discount 80.65c / day 35.69c / kWh $1,722 / year

Solar feed-in-tariff South Australia

If you have solar panels in South Australia, you might be interested in finding an energy provider with a high solar feed-in-tariff. Most energy providers offer higher feed-in-tariffs for a lower discount off the reference price, or a higher discount for a lower feed-in-tariff. Choosing which you would prefer depends on the size of your solar PV system, and your lifestyle.

Best solar feed-in-tariff South Australia
Provider Lowest solar FiT Highest solar FiT
Origin Energy 8c 21c
ReAmped Energy 5c 19c
Click Energy 10c 17c
AGL 12.4c 16c
Amaysim Energy 10c 16c
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