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Electricity Providers SA - Compare Plans

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Find electricity providers in SA with lower prices

If you'd like to save time and money, use our free service to compare electricity providers in SA , and see if any are cheaper than your current electricity provider*.

* 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 commercial arrangements, eligibility, availability or area . 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 due to the fact that some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only via Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, states and postcodes . For more information on special offers available in SA (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please 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 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 Providers Compared in SA

Each energy provider in SA is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you varies depending 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 pride ourselves on being one of Australia's top platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are a proud member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). We decided to voluntary join this code of conduct because we are dedicated to presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.
  • Impartial
    Even though 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 .
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who knows the South Australian energy market back to front. So, you can be confident that you've come to the right place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Free Service:
    You can use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans we offer. Instead, we'll receive a commission from our electricity provider 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.

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Switch Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Providers

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

List of our active electricity providers in SA

Our vision is to have the full range of energy providers in the one place, to provide our customers a wide range of options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with these providers in SA : Please note available by phoning 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 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's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in another state.

The next stage, which happened earlier in some states, was the splitting up of the state owned electricity monopolies into competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to promote better competition the energy market was separated into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors look after the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers do all the interacting with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. The states have from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

South Australia 's electricity market was fully deregulated on 1 July 2013 . This meant that consumers could, for the first time, switch to whichever provider offered the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in SA is supplied by one main distributor

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

Tips to reduce electricity usage to save money

Here is a list of easily implemented ways to reduce your electricity consumption

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Reduce draughts. Minimise hot or cold air getting in or getting out through the gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Turn appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Reduce usage of your clothes dryer. Instead, dry clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear warmer clothing (warm socks, beanie, jumper, booties).
  • Reduce the use of lights. Use natural lighting where possible, and replace old lights with more efficient LED lights.
  • Close doors of rooms that you aren't using, so that you only cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating your home by closing the curtains and blinds in rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Use less air conditioning by opening the windows during the night to allow the house cool down, and then shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider will allow you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means that you have ten days to change your mind and go back to your current energy provider.
Definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). This distributor continues to supply the electricity to your house after you switch over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from your distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be certain that there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in less than 24 hours. But the final switchover won't go ahead until your current provider has sent you a final bill, and that can't be done until after the next time your meter is read. Therefore, it depends on how soon your meter is next due to be read. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we also notify your present provider that you're leaving them. The actual changeover to the new provider will not happen straight away, because your current provider will need to do a final meter reading. then issue you their final bill. Your new provider only begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who supplies the energy to your home will continue to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. We will receive a commission from 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).