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Energy Locals Rates and Electricity Plans

Energy Locals is a small, Australian-owned energy provider offering wholesale electricity rates to customers in New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. Energy Locals provides carbon-neutral electricity at no extra cost to their customers, as well as transparent rates so you know exactly how much you’re paying for your energy and why. If you’re interested in learning more about Energy Locals and their electricity rates, you can find out more by reading below.


Energy Locals rates New South Wales

Energy Locals retails electricity in the National Electricity Market. They offer wholesale electricity rates, meaning Energy Locals doesn’t make a profit off of the energy you use, only on their monthly membership fee. Below, you can find Energy Locals rates by state, so you can see how they compare to other energy providers.

Energy Locals rates New South Wales

Energy Locals has two plans available to customers in New South Wales. Both Energy Locals plans have the same electricity rates, but if you choose to manage your energy account online and pay by direct debit you can save even more with a lower monthly membership fee.

Energy Locals electricity rates NSW
Online Member Local Member
Discount off the reference price 20% discount
+ 4% pay-on-time discount
16% discount
+ 5% pay-on-time discount
Membership $12.99 / month $17.99 / month
Daily supply charge 53c / day 53c / day
Usage rates 21c / kWh 21c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,168 / year $1,228 / year

Rates based on single-rate tariff for the Ausgrid distribution network. Average annual cost based on average annual yearly usage of 3,9000kWh per year and includes membership fee. Rates may vary. Valid December 2020.

Energy Locals rates ACT

Energy Locals offers some of the cheapest electricity in the ACT, with their simple wholesale rates offered to customers at-cost. Both Energy Locals plans have both a guaranteed discount, as well as a pay-on-time discount to save even more.

Energy Locals electricity rates ACT
Online Member Local Member
Discount off the reference price 15% discount
+ 3% pay-on-time discount
12% discount
+ 3% pay-on-time discount
Membership $12.99 / month $17.99 / month
Daily supply charge 61c / day 61c / day
Usage rates 20c / kWh 20c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,685 / year $1,745 / year

Rates based on single-rate tariff for the Evoenergy distribution network. Average annual cost based on average annual yearly usage of 6,534kWh per year and includes membership fee. Rates may vary. Valid December 2020.

Energy Locals rates Victoria

Energy Locals only offers one electricity plan in Victoria. Energy Locals Local Saver plan gives Victorians the same wholesale energy rates, as well as a $15.99 per month membership fee.

Energy Locals electricity rates VIC
Local Saver
Discount off the reference price 4% discount
Membership $15.99 / month
Daily supply charge 57c / day
Usage rates 24c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,360 / year

Rates based on single-rate tariff for the Citipower distribution network. Average annual cost based on average annual yearly usage of 4,0000kWh per year and includes membership fee. Rates may vary. Valid December 2020.

Energy Locals rates Queensland

Energy Locals offers both their wholesale electricity plans to Queensland customers. Both Energy Locals plans comes with their wholesale electricity rates and 100% carbon-neutral energy, all you need to do is decide if you want to manage your energy account online or have flexibility when it comes to contacting Energy Locals customer service.

Energy Locals electricity rates QLD
Online Member Local Member
Discount off the reference price 14% discount
+ 3% pay-on-time discount
10% discount
+ 5% pay-on-time discount
Membership $12.99 / month $17.99 / month
Daily supply charge 73c / day 73c / day
Usage rates 19c / kWh 19c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,296 / year $1,356 / year

Rates based on single-rate tariff for the Energex distribution network. Average annual cost based on average annual yearly usage of 4,6000kWh per year and includes membership fee. Rates may vary. Valid December 2020.

Energy Locals rates South Australia

Energy Locals offers some of the cheapest electricity rates in South Australia, a state with traditionally high energy costs. By choosing Energy Locals Online Member with direct debit and online account management, you’ll save even more.

Energy Locals electricity rates SA
Online Member Local Member
Discount off the reference price 20% discount
+ 3% pay-on-time discount
17% discount
+ 4% pay-on-time discount
Membership $12.99 / month $17.99 / month
Daily supply charge 62c / day 62c / day
Usage rates 27c / kWh 27c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,462 / year $1,522 / year

Rates based on block-rate tariff for SA Power Networks. Average annual cost based on average annual yearly usage of 4,0000kWh per year and includes membership fee. Rates may vary. Valid December 2020

Energy Locals solar feed-in-tariff rates

Energy Locals offers competitive solar feed-in-tariff rates to customers in Australia. If you have solar panels, and are interested in green and renewable energy, Energy Locals might be a great choice with their solar feed-in-tariff, low electricity rates, and 100% carbon neutral energy.

Energy Locals solar feed-in-tariff
  NSW ACT VIC QLD SA
Solar FiT 10c / kWh 9.5c / kWh 12c / kWh 8.5c / kWh 8.5c / kWh

Energy Locals electricity plans

Energy Locals has three plans available to customers in Australia. Online Member and Local Member are both retailed to customers in the National Electricity Market, while Local Saver is only available in Victoria but offers the same great benefits of the Local Member plan.

Energy Locals electricity plans
Online Member Local Member Local Saver
  • Online communication only
  • $12.99 membership
  • Free membership for the first four months
  • Direct debit required
  • Phone, chat, and email customer service
  • $17.99 membership
  • Free membership for the first four months
  • No credit card fees
  • Phone, chat, and email customer service
  • Victoria only
  • $15.99 membership
  • Free membership for the first four months
  • No credit card fees

Why Energy Locals?

Energy Locals offers innovative, sustainable energy to Australians at wholesale rates. This means Energy Locals does not make a profit off the energy their customers use, and they have no incentive to get you to use more. Energy Locals is a unique energy provider for a number of reasons.

 100% carbon neutral energy: Not only the energy their customers use, but also the electricity used to run Energy Locals, at no extra cost to their customers.

 Simple and transparent rates: You can see exactly how much you pay, and why, making it easier to compare energy rates and decide if Energy Locals is right for you.

 Innovative: Energy Locals has partnered with Sonnen and Tesla to bring solar energy battery storage to Australia. They’ve also paired with Enosi to bring peer-to-peer energy to solar energy customers, allowing customers to buy and sell their own solar energy to their friends and neighbors.

 Give back: Energy Locals supports local projects and organizations that bring sustainable energy to local communities, as well as bigger organizations such as the Cancer Council

What other energy providers offer wholesale electricity?

Wholesale electricity is a new way for energy providers to retail electricity to their customers. Rather than markup the cost of electricity, these providers usually offer electricity at the same rates they purchase from the energy generators while making a profit off of membership fees or costs. Outside of Energy Locals, there are two other energy providers currently retailing wholesale electricity. These providers are:

It’s important to note that if you’re choosing a wholesale electricity provider, your electricity rates will change frequently as is the nature of the wholesale electricity market. By law, energy providers must offer consumers a price estimate, and reflect how this compares to the market offer, which can be tricky when the cost of wholesale electricity is constantly changing. As such, providers such as Energy Locals, Amber Electric, and Powerclub must estimate how much their rates will be, and how much you could save, but in reality the savings could be much more (if wholesale rates are down) or much less (if wholesale rates are up).

Wholesale energy providers often offer measures to ensure you’re saving as much as you can, especially when wholesale costs are up, such as with Powerclub which utilizes an alert system to let you know if wholesale rates are spiking so you can power down your home and save energy and money.

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