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Cheap Electricity NSW

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Are you looking for the cheapest electricityin NSW ? Our comparison service will find you cheap electricity*.

* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of all electricity and gas providers or plans available in NSW (or any market) . The availability of plans are subject to change from time to time. Not all plans that are made available from Compare & Connect providers are compared by Compare & Connect due to area, availability, commercial arrangements or eligibility . We have commercial relationships with all of the suppliers whose products we compare, and the platform is owned by Origin Energy Limited. However, when we provide you with results, they are ranked only based on the price (low to high).
* Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, postcodes and states. For additional information about special offers available in NSW (or any market) via Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact Compare & Connect's customer service team. More information about how our service works, our market coverage and our commercial relationships is available at this link.

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3 Connect When you find an energy plan that you're happy with, continue on and answer a few more questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in NSW

Each energy provider in NSW only supplies energy to some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you will vary depending on where you live .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect partners with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers so you can compare electricity deals that are available in NSW in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Impartial
    Despite having close corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we are impartial when presenting you with information .
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in NSW save on electricity bills.
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are proud members of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the NSW market inside out. So, you can rest assured that you've come to the right place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Free Service:
    Use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer. Instead, we receive a commission from our electricity partners, at no extra cost to you. While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity suppliers , you can click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300 858 375

Changing Providers is Easy

Maybe you are worried that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's really simple because we do it all for you! We will contact your current electricity provider to inform them you are leaving, and we sign you up with your new provider, so your transition will be as smooth and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Switch to Get Cheaper Energy

  • We save you effort
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers prices.
  • We save you time
    10 minutes of your time may well save you hundreds of dollars each year. .
  • Join thousands of families and start saving
    We've helped many households in NSW save money with cheap electricity, now it's your turn.
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
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List of our active electricity providers in NSW

Our vision is to have all energy providers under one roof, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . So far, we have successfully established relationships with these providers in NSW : Please note available by calling us.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blue NRG Yes Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
Energy Locals Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
PacificBlue Yes Yes
Powershop Yes Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly striving to add more providers to this prestigious list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

Electricity Market Competition and Deregulation in NSW

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a deregulation that began in the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was to establish a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in a different state.

The next step, which happened sooner in some states than others, was the dividing up of the state owned electricity monopolies into several competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to create better competition the energy market was split into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors have the responsibility for the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers sell the electricity to the customers and are responsible for billing. The states have between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

NSW 's electricity market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2014 . This meant that consumers could now switch to the provider that had the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in NSW is supplied by three distributors

  • Ausgrid
    Ausgrid supplies energy to inner, eastern and northern metropolitan Sydney and north to the Hunter region and Newcastle.
  • Endeavour Energy
    Endeavour Energy supplies electricity to 2.4 million people in households and businesses throughout Sydney's Greater West, the Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains.
  • Essential Energy
    Essential Energy distributes electricity country and regional NSW, and also throughout southern regional QLD.

Tips to lower your electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways to reduce how much electricity you use

  • Reduce draughts. Minimise hot or cold air getting in or out through gaps under doors or around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, dress for the weather (beanie, warm socks, jumper, booties).
  • Use a hot water bottle as a cheap alternative to an electric blanket.
  • Turn off all your appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Avoid use of your clothes dryer. Dry clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Reduce air conditioning use by opening the windows during the night to allow the cool air in, and shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Reduce the use of lights. Use natural light more often.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that you don't use, so you only have to cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Stop the hot sun from over-heating your house by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms where the sun shines in.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to questions about what happens once you've completed the comparison process and you have made the decision that you want to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay, your new electricity provider allows you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to cancel the process and go back to your current energy provider.
Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). This distributor continues to supply electricity to your house even when you switch over to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, however, they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from the distributor, you have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be confident that when you switch retailers, your electricity supply won't be interrupted because the underlying connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is all processed very quickly, often within 24 hours. But the actual switchover will not happen until your present provider has issued your final bill, and that can't happen until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on how long until your next meter reading. It could take up to three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with the new energy provider, and we will inform your current provider of your move away from them. The actual transfer to your new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the old provider needs to do a final meter reading. and then send you their final bill. Your new provider will begin charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your premises will continue to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. However, we will receive a commission from your new electricity provider.While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).