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Compare Electricity SA

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* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans available in SA (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, commercial arrangements, eligibility or availability . 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 because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only from 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 more information on special offers available in SA (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with our customer service team. More information about how our service works, our market coverage and our commercial relationships is available at this link.

Compare & Connect electricity and gas

1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available pricing and plans in SA .
2 Compare Compare plans from a large range of electricity providers to find the one which suits .
3 Connect If you find a plan that you're happy with, continue on and answer a few additional questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in SA

Each energy provider in SA only operates in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends on where you live .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

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

  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy South Australian energy market inside out. So, you can rest assured that you've come to the best place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Free Service:
    You can use our comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer to you. Instead, we earn 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).
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in SA save on electricity bills.
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are a proud member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). We voluntarily decided to join the ECC because of our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you
  • Impartial
    Although we have 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 .

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Switch Providers

You may be concerned that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It isn't! It's really simple because we take care of it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider to tell them you are leaving, and we also sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition will be as easy and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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  • We've saved you a lot of work
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    Now is the time to compare electricity and gas providers and reduce your spending on energy
  • Save hours on research
    10 minutes of your time might save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
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    We have helped many households in SA save money on their electricity bills, now it's your turn.

List of our active electricity providers in SA

Our vision is to have the full range of energy providers under a single roof, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . At this moment we have established relationships with these providers in SA : Please note available by giving us a call.

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 working towards adding more and more providers to this list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in SA

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a gradual process of deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first stage was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in another state.

The next step, which occurred sooner in some states, was the splitting up of the state owned monopolies into competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to create a greater level of competition the energy market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors manage the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the powerlines and poles, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and manage the billing. Every state has from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

The market in South Australia was completely deregulated on 1 July 2013 . This meant that, for the first time, consumers could switch to a provider who had the cheapest electricity prices.

There is only one main electricity distributor in SA

  • SA Power Networks
    SA Power Networks supplies electricity in South Australia
  • Note, some remote areas of SA are supplied by other companies.

Tips to reduce electricity consumption to save money

Here are some easily implemented ways to reduce household expenditure on electricity

  • Turn your appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Avoid using your clothes dryer. Hang clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather (booties, warm socks, beanie, jumper).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Minimise draughts. Stop cold air or hot air getting in or out via gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening the windows at night-time to let the cool air in, then shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Stop the sun over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.
  • Minimise lighting. Use natural lighting where possible.
  • Close doors to rooms that you aren't using, so you just cool or heat a smaller space.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens after you have finished the comparison process and have made the decision you want to switch electricity providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity provider provides you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you that have ten days during which you can cancel the process and go back to your old energy provider.
No, Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). This distributor will continue to supply electricity to your house if you switch over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from a distributor, you must to buy it from one of the retailers that resells the distributor's energy. You can be certain that your electricity supply will not be interrupted when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, often in under 24 hours. But the switchover won't take place until your current provider has sent you your final bill, and that can't be done until after the next time your meter is read. Therefore, it depends on when your next meter reading be. It be up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we'll also notify your present provider that you're switching away from them. The actual switch to the new provider will not happen immediately, because your current provider needs to read your meter again, one final time. then send you their final bill. Your new provider begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your home will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. Instead, we will be paid a commission by the 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).