What to look for in an energy supplier

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For consumers living in New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria or South Australia, there is plenty of scope for shopping around to find a utility supplier that ticks all of the right boxes. With free reign in choosing both your electricity and gas supplier(s) in these states, the choice can often be overwhelming. If you’ve not previously looked to go beyond the default supplier in your area, we can help you find other options that are available to you.
For consumers in Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory, you don’t have as much freedom to choose an electricity or gas supplier.

Wherever you live, it’s important to remember that all energy suppliers are not created equal. A plan that suits your neighbour might not be a great deal for you. Factors that influence individual energy needs include:

  • Amount of energy consumed
  • Time of day the energy is usually consumed
  • Type of appliances in the household or business
  • Number of people in the household or business
  • Type of energy used (electricity, gas, or renewable)

Non-Green Energy suppliers

Australia is committing itself to implementing more renewable energy in the next decade but at the moment, most energy suppliers are still predominantly focused on “traditional” energy. Green energy plans and products are becoming more common and most Australian energy suppliers now offer these as well.

Green Energy suppliers

“Green” (or renewable) energy is becoming increasingly popular and some utility suppliers are now specialising in offering green electricity and gas plans. Green energy uses natural resources such as solar and wind power and since it doesn’t involve burning fossil fuels, it’s much kinder to the environment.

If this seems like a lot to think about, don’t worry. Give us a call and a consultant will be happy to walk you through the different tariffs and options available so you can make an educated decision on which one you prefer. Taking a few minutes to understand your options can result in significant cost savings in the long run.

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