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Why compare energy plans in NSW?

 

  • Take advantage of cheaper plans. Market offers are competitive plans that often include discounts or lower rates. However, this offer may revert to a more expensive plan (a standing/default offer plan) once the contract term ends (e.g., after 12 months).
  • Review your property’s tariff. Different tariffs have an impact on the way you’re charged for electricity. Depending on your situation, you may be able to change plans to a different tariff that better suits your needs.
  • See if your energy provider offers any discounts. Discounts can help you make long-term savings on your energy bill for your home or business.

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Deregulation in NSW

The NSW energy industry has been deregulated since 2014. That’s why energy retailers can set their own prices, and you have more products to choose between.

State energy concessions

You may be able to apply for rebates that help pay for power bills, depending on your circumstances. Learn more about these concessions.

How to track energy usage?

A smart meter tracks your energy usage every 30 to 60 minutes. We explain how these devices work and how they can help reduce your electricity bill.

Renewable energy options

If you want to commit to a sustainable energy plan, be mindful that there may be upfront costs. Here are the pros & cons.

Solar feed-in tariffs

Solar can provide clean power and helps lower your bills.

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How does the energy market work in NSW?

The NSW government deregulated electricity in July 2014 and gas in July 2017, which means government regulation around energy was removed and energy providers could offer competitive plans. However, some areas in NSW are still regulated as it’s difficult for energy retailers to provide energy plans across a large area with sparse populations.

Competitive energy plans for customers in deregulated areas are referred to as market offers. These are plans that have been packaged up by energy providers, and often come with discounts and benefit periods. You can choose between plans, which will vary in price depending on the energy provider.

As a customer in a deregulated zone, you can get energy bundles from one provider, or separate electricity and gas plans from different energy providers. You may be able to get the “cheapest” electricity and gas plan in your area by getting separate plans, whereas bundles offer you the convenience of dealing with one provider. Find out more about the cheapest electricity providers in your area.

Compare market offers with our energy comparison service!

If you’re in a regulated area, the government will offer you a “standing offer”, which is a basic plan with a price that has been agreed upon by the government and the company that supplies your energy (also known as a distributor). You won’t be able to choose between competitive plans as you can if you were in a deregulated zone.

How is energy charged in NSW?

There are two primary costs that you have to pay for energy:

  • Supply charges are the costs set by the energy distributor to maintain the network and transport power to homes.
  • Usage charges represent the amount of energy your home or business has consumed and is calculated by each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity or each megajoule (MJ) of gas.

However, depending on your distribution network, energy provider and tariff(s), these charges will vary in price.

Types of tariffs in NSW

Customers in NSW may have access to the following electricity tariffs, which can change how you’re charged for your energy usage:

  • single rate. A tariff with the same rate regardless of peak or off-peak periods, meaning the time of day you use energy will not impact the price you are billed.
  • controlled load. A lower rate that is generally applied to larger household appliances operating during off-peak times (e.g. pool or electric hot water system);
  • block rate. A rate that’s charged at one rate for the first block of usage (e.g., first 27MJ for gas or 4000kWh for electricity), then a different rate for the next block of usage.
  • time-of-use. A time-of-use tariff offers different rates for your energy usage for different times of the day; this tariff only applies to the usage portion of your bill, also known as peak and off-peak tariffs. Most energy providers have reduced rates (off-peak) during quieter times of the day and higher rates (peak) during the busier times.

If you have a smart meter installed at your premises and you’re connected to a time-of-use tariff, you should be able to take advantage of cheaper energy rates (off-peak) during quieter times of the day or weekends. Peak, off-peak and shoulder time periods vary in accordance with your energy distributor.

What is a controlled-load tariff in NSW?

A controlled-load tariff has a lower rate that’s applied during off-peak hours – generally overnight. This type of tariff is designed for larger household appliances with high energy consumption, like an underfloor (slab) heater, pool pump or electric hot water system. In NSW, there are two controlled-load tariffs available: Controlled Load 1 and Controlled Load 2.

The type and price of your controlled load tariff will depend on the distribution network you are connected to.

Controlled Load 1

Electricity is charged at a flat rate for five to nine hours overnight on weekdays, with additional hours on weekends. Controlled Load 1 is ideal for appliances with high energy consumption, such as an electric hot water system that can be heated overnight between the hours of 10pm and 7am.

Controlled Load 2

Electricity is charged at a flat rate for 10 to 18 hours on weekdays, with additional hours on weekends. Controlled Load 2 is designed for appliances with high energy consumption, like a pool pump where supply can be consumed all times during the week, except for 7am to 9am and 5pm to 8pm.

The times above are indicative and to be used as a guide only. Each distribution network may change times at their discretion.

Energy distributors in NSW

Distributors are the energy companies that connect your residential or business property to powerlines, poles, pipelines and meters. In cases of power outages or broken energy meters, your distributor is responsible for fixing it. Who your distributor is depends on the area in which you live.

Electricity in NSW is generated by three distributors – Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy – each responsible for a particular region (network) of the state.

You can find the energy company in NSW that’s responsible for distributing your energy below.

Electricity distributorDistribution zone
AusgridSydney, the Central Coast, and Hunter regions
Endeavour EnergyGreater Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra region of NSW.
Essential EnergyEssential energy covers 95% of the state geography.

There are a few gas distributors that manage the pipelines in different areas of the state, in a similar way to how electricity is broken up into different distribution zones.

Gas distributorDistribution zone
Jemena Gas NetworksIllawarra, Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern highlands, Hunter, Riverina, Central West and Orana.
Evoenergy (formerly ActewAGL)Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Nowra
Australian Gas NetworksAlbury, Murray Valley, Riverina, Temora, Cooma and Bombala
APT Allgas EnergyTweed heads
Central Ranges PipelineTamworth

Note that this list of distributors and distribution zones for gas networks in NSW is subject to change and accurate as of November 2020.

Electricity providers in NSW

Energy providers (also known as retailers) are companies that bill you for your energy consumption. There are many electricity suppliers in New South Wales to choose from. You can switch electricity providers as frequently as you’d like, although this may incur exit fees depending on your plan.

N.B. We don’t compare energy products from all retailers on this list as we don’t compare all brands in the market or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.

  • 1st Energy
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Bright Spark Power
  • Click Energy
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GloBird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powerdirect
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo
  • Tango Energy

* The information provided above is based in the postcodes of 2000, 2250 and 2300 with distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour and is accurate as of 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

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Providers of both electricity and gas in NSW

The following retailers can offer both electricity and gas; however, they may not necessarily offer both in certain suburbs. The following electricity and gas providers in NSW may offer a bundle of both electricity and gas, or just gas depending on your area.

Furthermore, some of the following providers may offer both, but not in the same area. For example, an electricity and gas provider may offer only gas in suburb A, and both electricity and gas in suburb B. Compare gas providers in NSW to find out which providers are available in your area.

Gas in NSW is supplied by three distributors – Australian Gas Network, Jemena and Allgas Energy – each also responsible for a particular region (network) of the state.

N.B. We don’t compare energy products from all retailers on this list as we don’t compare all brands in the market or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.

  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • CovaU
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • EnergyAustralia
  • GloBird Energy
  • Origin Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Sumo

* The information provided above is accurate as of 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.

Sydney electricity providers

Sydney, which now runs on 100% renewable energy,1 has multiple energy providers that offer plans for you to choose from. You can see which electricity providers retail energy in Sydney by reviewing the list below.

N.B. We don’t compare energy products from all retailers on this list as we don’t compare all brands in the market or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.

  • 1st Energy
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Bright Spark Power
  • Click Energy
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GloBird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powerdirect
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo
  • Tango Energy

* The information provided above is based in the postcode of 2000 and is accurate as of 24 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Central Coast/Gosford electricity providers

Roughly in the middle between Sydney and Newcastle is the Central Coast. As of 2020 it was home to 345,809 Australians spread out across 1,680km2 The Central Coast is also home to the following energy providers. You can see which electricity providers retail energy in Central Coast by reviewing the list below.

N.B. We don’t compare energy products from all retailers on this list as we don’t compare all brands in the market or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.

  • 1st Energy
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Bright Spark Power
  • Click Energy
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GloBird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powerdirect
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo
  • Tango Energy

* The information provided above is based in the postcode of 2250 with distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour and is accurate as of 25 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Newcastle electricity providers

In 2014 and 2015 Newcastle’s Energy and Resource Management team received state and national awards for their energy efficiency. They were also the finalist for the United Nations’ Sustainability Leadership Award.3

Beyond recognised efforts in energy efficiency, there is also healthy competition with a range of electricity providers offering plans to Newcastle residents. You can see which electricity providers retail energy in Newcastle by reviewing the list below.

N.B. We don’t compare energy products from all retailers on this list as we don’t compare all brands in the market or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.

  • 1st Energy
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Bright Spark Power
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GloBird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powerdirect
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo
  • Tango Energy

* The information provided above is based in the postcode of 2300 and is accurate as of 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Cheapest electricity in different cities

Electricity prices in NSW can vary from city to city. This is because the variety of energy providers in NSW that are available to you will vary depending on where you live. Find out which is the cheapest electricity provider in NSW by clicking through the cities below.

However, to find the most suitable plan for your circumstances, compare electricity in NSW with our energy comparison service. You can compare estimate total costs to find the cheapest NSW electricity in your area.

Cheapest electricity in Sydney

Your bill amount will depend on how much electricity you use, and the usage charges in your energy plan. As an example of how these can differ, let’s take a look at energy plans in Sydney.

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Ausgrid$1,220.00$1,320.00NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,230.00$1,230.00NoneNone
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (NAG)$1,240.00$1,390.00NoneNone
Electricity in a BoxNSW Home TOU EA025$1,250.00$1,250.00NoneNone
NectrNectr Friends Clean Time of Use$1,250.00$1,400.001 yearOngoing
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoing
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoing
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,340.00$1,340.00NoneNone
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,350.00$1,440.00NoneNone
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi EA011$1,350.00$1,350.00NoneNone
Radian EnergyGTG Ausgrid Residential TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal (Single Rate)$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
Future X PowerSmart Flat – Time of Use$1,380.00$1,380.001 yearOngoing
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Time of Use$1,390.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoing
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNone
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,410.00$1,410.00NoneNone
AGLResidential Essentials$1,420.00$1,420.001 yearOngoing
SumoSumo Assure Residential Transitional TOU$1,420.00$1,420.00OngoingOngoing
Click EnergyClick Flora$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNone
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Principal Offer$1,440.00$1,440.00NoneNone
Simply EnergyNSW Simply NRMA Blue 21% Discount Elec$1,450.00$1,450.00OngoingOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,450.00$1,450.00None1 Year
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoing
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoing
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Ausgrid Single$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNone
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,480.00$1,640.00NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,490.00$1,490.00NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,510.00$1,510.00NoneNone
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus$1,520.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoing
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,580.00$1,580.00NoneNone
Discover EnergyAusgrid Residential TOU Standing Offer (EA025)$1,600.00$1,600.00NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,830.00$1,830.00NoneNone

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 2000 and are accurate as of 24 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

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Cheapest electricity in Central Coast/Gosford

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract TermDistributor
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNoneAusgrid
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Ausgrid$1,220.00$1,320.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,230.00$1,230.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (NAG)$1,240.00$1,390.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Electricity in a BoxNSW Home TOU EA025$1,250.00$1,250.00NoneNoneAusgrid
NectrNectr Friends Clean Time of Use$1,250.00$1,400.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,340.00$1,340.00NoneNoneAusgrid
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,350.00$1,440.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi EA011$1,350.00$1,350.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Radian EnergyGTG Ausgrid Residential TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Future X PowerSmart Flat – Time of Use$1,380.00$1,380.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal (Single Rate)$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNoneAusgrid
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNoneAusgrid
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Time of Use$1,390.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoingAusgrid
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNoneAusgrid
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,410.00$1,410.00NoneNoneAusgrid
AGLResidential Essentials$1,420.00$1,420.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
SumoSumo Assure Residential Transitional TOU$1,420.00$1,420.00OngoingOngoingAusgrid
Click EnergyClick Flora$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Principal Offer$1,440.00$1,440.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Simply EnergyNSW Simply NRMA Blue 21% Discount Elec$1,450.00$1,450.00OngoingOngoingAusgrid
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,450.00$1,450.00None1 yearAusgrid
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoingAusgrid
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Ausgrid Single$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,480.00$1,640.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,490.00$1,490.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,510.00$1,510.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus$1,520.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoingAusgrid
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,580.00$1,580.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Discover EnergyAusgrid Residential TOU Standing Offer (EA025)$1,600.00$1,600.00NoneNoneAusgrid
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,830.00$1,830.00NoneNoneAusgrid
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (NEN)$1,200.00$1,350.00NoneNoneEndeavour
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNoneEndeavour
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Endeavour$1,220.00$1,330.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Electricity in a BoxNSW Home TOU N71$1,260.00$1,260.00NoneNoneEndeavour
NectrNectr Friends Clean$1,300.00$1,450.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi N71$1,310.00$1,310.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,310.00$1,310.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,330.00$1,330.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,380.00$1,380.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Click EnergyClick Flora$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNoneEndeavour
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,410.00$1,410.00None1 yearEndeavour
AGLResidential Essentials$1,420.00$1,420.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal (Single Rate)$1,420.00$1,420.00NoneNoneEndeavour
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,420.00$1,420.00NoneNoneEndeavour
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,430.00$1,520.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Radian EnergyGTG Endeavour Residential TOU$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,440.00$1,440.00NoneNoneEndeavour
SumoSumo Assure Residential$1,440.00$1,440.00OngoingOngoingEndeavour
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,450.00$1,450.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,470.00$1,470.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Principal Offer$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNoneEndeavour
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Time of Use$1,480.00$1,650.00OngoingOngoingEndeavour
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver (TOU Seasonal – N71)$1,490.00$1,490.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,490.00$1,490.00NoneNoneEndeavour
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,490.00$1,490.001 yearOngoingEndeavour
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus$1,520.00$1,550.00OngoingOngoingEndeavour
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,540.00$1,540.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,610.00$1,780.00NoneNoneEndeavour
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Endeavour Single$1,630.00$1,630.00NoneNoneEndeavour
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,800.00$1,800.00NoneNoneEndeavour
Discover EnergyEndeavour Energy Residential Single Rate Standing Offer$1,800.00$1,800.00NoneNoneEndeavour

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 2250 with distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour and are accurate as of 25 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

avoca beach at sunset representing cheapest electricity central coast

Cheapest electricity in Newcastle

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Ausgrid$1,220.00$1,320.00NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,230.00$1,230.00NoneNone
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (NAG)$1,240.00$1,390.00NoneNone
Electricity in a BoxNSW Home TOU EA025$1,250.00$1,250.00NoneNone
NectrNectr Friends Clean Time of Use$1,250.00$1,400.001 yearOngoing
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoing
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,340.00$1,340.001 yearOngoing
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,340.00$1,340.00NoneNone
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,350.00$1,440.00NoneNone
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi – EA011$1,350.00$1,350.00NoneNone
Radian EnergyGTG Ausgrid Residential TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal (Single Rate)$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
Future X PowerSmart Flat – Time of Use$1,380.00$1,380.001 yearOngoing
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Time of Use$1,390.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoing
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,390.00$1,390.00NoneNone
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,410.00$1,410.00NoneNone
AGLResidential Essentials$1,420.00$1,420.001 yearOngoing
SumoSumo Assure Residential Transitional TOU$1,420.00$1,420.00OngoingOngoing
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Principal Offer$1,440.00$1,440.00NoneNone
Simply EnergyNSW Simply NRMA Blue 21% Discount Elec$1,450.00$1,450.00OngoingOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,450.00$1,450.00None1 year
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoing
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,460.00$1,460.001 yearOngoing
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Ausgrid Single$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNone
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,470.00$1,470.00NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,480.00$1,640.00NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,490.00$1,490.00NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,510.00$1,510.00NoneNone
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus$1,520.00$1,560.00OngoingOngoing
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,580.00$1,580.00NoneNone
Discover EnergyAusgrid Residential TOU Standing Offer (EA025)$1,600.00$1,600.00NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,830.00$1,830.00NoneNone

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 2300 and are accurate as of 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average electricity bill in NSW?

The cost of electricity in NSW will usually depend on which tariff (time-of-use, controlled load, single rate), energy provider and distribution network your home or business is connected to. According to the Australian Energy Market Commission, the average annual electricity bill in NSW for a typical residential customer in 2021-22 was $1,172.4

The typical customer, in this case, is a two-person household that uses electricity and gas on a market offer with a total annual consumption of 4,215kWh. As everyone’s energy usage is different, and there are a variety of energy plans on offer in NSW, it’s difficult to get an average figure of the average electricity bill.

We can use the Default Market Offer (DMO) to get an idea of how much you could be charged for electricity. The DMO is a cap on the maximum you can be charged for electricity, which is based on the average energy usage and supply charges in your area.

DMO prices for residential customers in NSW 2021-22
Distribution zoneResidential prices on a single rate tariff
Ausgrid$1,393 p.a. – based on annual usage of 3,900kWh
Essential Energy$1,690 p.a. – based on annual usage of 4,600kWh
Endeavour Energy$1,907 p.a. – based on annual usage of 4,900kWh

Source: Australian Energy Regulator, Australian Government. Final Determination: Default Market Offer Prices 2021-22. Accessed 24 May 2021.

If you’re on the DMO, you could be missing out on discount offers and more competitive usage rates. You can compare electricity and gas plans in NSW for free using our online comparison tool.

Who is the best energy provider in NSW for solar?

Establishing who the best energy provider in NSW for solar is will depend on what you need. You might just be looking for a good tariff with a standard feed-in tariff that you can rely on to work with your solar panels to power your home. Alternatively, you might want a higher feed-in tariff where you get paid more by your provider for any excess electricity your solar panels create.

However, even if an energy provider in NSW has a great tariff for your solar, it’s important to consider that this plan may have smaller discounts compared to regular energy plans, and the electricity you do use from the grid may be charged at a higher rate.

We have simplified your quest to find cheaper energy by listing some of the prices available in your area. Although it may be tempting to only look at the cheapest rates, it’s also a great idea to compare electricity plans in NSW by discounts, usage rates and the length of contracts before making a decision.

Where can I get the best electricity deal in NSW?

The “best” electricity deal for you will be one that suits your financial circumstances, energy consumption habits and living situation. However, if you’re simply looking for the cheapest electricity rates in NSW, see our list of cheapest electricity in different cities.

NSW concessions and rebates

Some NSW residents, such as concession card holders, will be eligible for a gas or electricity rebate from the NSW Government, regardless of which energy provider they’re with. You can learn more about electricity rebates available across Australia with our handy resource.

Does NSW have a renewable energy plan?

NSW implemented the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan over five years, starting in 2013 and finishing in 2018. It included Australia’s first large-scale solar farms, which were built at Nyngan and Broken Hill. Over these five years, the proportion of electricity that’s generated from wind and solar every year was tripled.5 Sydney now runs entirely on renewable energy.1

The NSW government has also unveiled the Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 as part of efforts to reduce emissions by 100% by 2050. The plan for 2020 to 2030 involves investments in emissions reduction and renewable energy.6

Sources

1 City of Sydney (2020). We’ve made the switch to 100% renewable energy. Accessed 2 June 2021.
2 Central Coast Council (2019). Welcome to the Central Coast NSW Community Profile. Accessed 2 June 2021
3 City of Newcastle (2020). Awards. Accessed 2 June 2021.
4 AEMC (2020).  NSW power prices trending down for another three years. Accessed 2 June 2021.
5 Department of Energy, New South Wales Government (2020). Renewable energy Action Plan. Accessed 2 June 2021.
6 Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, New South Wales Government (2020). Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030. Accessed 2 June 2021.

Brett Mifsud, General Manager

Meet our energy expert, Brett Mifsud

As the General Manager of Utilities at Compare the Market, Brett Mifsud is our resident expert in energy. He believes in educating NSW customers about the everchanging gas and electricity market so they can get the most out of their energy plans.

With more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector across energy exploration, production and sales, Brett hopes to change the energy landscape in Australia through comparison services. He holds a Master of Business Process Management from QUT and has led operational and project teams in the energy industry to deliver transformative change across sales, customer service, marketing and energy meter reading and billing. Brett also guest lectures at The University of Queensland.

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