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Compare Electricity Prices SA

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Find lower electricity prices in SA

Use our free service to compare electricity prices from providers in your region and start saving on your bills*.

* 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 availability, area, eligibility or commercial arrangements . 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 will be available to all customers due to the fact that some electricity and gas plans and special offers 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 SA (or any market) via Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact our 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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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 the location of your premises.

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 prices that are available in SA in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's premier platforms, based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in SA save on electricity prices .
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are a proud member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our voluntary decision to join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy South Australian energy market back to front. 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:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! 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).
  • 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 , you can either click the button below, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, you can call 1300685001

Effortlessly Switch Providers

Perhaps you are worried that changing electricity providers is a hassle, but it isn't! It's really simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll communicate with your current electricity provider to tell them that you are leaving, and we also sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition is as smooth and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
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List of our active electricity providers in SA

Our vision is to have the full range of energy providers in the one place, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . At this moment we have successfully established relationships with following providers in SA : Please note that some energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available by using our call centre comparison service.

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 are constantly working towards adding 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 Deregulation and Competition in SA

The Australian electricity market has been undergoing a deregulation process which began in the late 1990s. The first step was to establish a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to customers in a different state.

The next step, which happened sooner in some states, was the dividing up of state owned monopolies into several competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to produce a greater degree of competition the market was separated into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors have the responsibility for the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and maintain the powerlines and poles, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and issue bills. Each state has between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

On 1 July 2013 , the South Australia electricity market was fully deregulated. This meant that customers could switch to a provider who had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in SA is supplied by one main distributor

  • SA Power Networks
    SA Power Networks distributes electricity throughout South Australia
  • Note, electricity in a some remote areas of SA is distributed by other companies.

Tips to lower electricity consumption and lower your bills

Here are a few easily implemented tips to reduce household expenditure on electricity

  • Instead of turning on the heater, wear warmer clothing (jumper, beanie, warm socks, booties).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Turn all your appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Avoid use of the clothes dryer. Instead, dry your clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent hot or cold air entering or escaping through gaps under doors and around windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Stop the hot sun over-heating your house by closing blinds and curtains in the rooms where the sun shines in.
  • Close the doors to areas of the house that you don't use, so that you just heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening let the cooler air in, and then closing them in the morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Use less lighting. Use natural light more often. Turn the lights off when you leave the room.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity provider has to give you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days to cancel the process and remain with your old energy provider.
No. The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). That distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your premises when you switch to another energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale prices, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from a distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that your electricity supply won't be interrupted when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually within 24 hours. However, the switchover can't happen until your present provider has sent your final bill, and that can't be done until after the next time your meter is read. So, it depends on how soon your next meter reading is. It could take up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will also inform your current provider that you're moving to another provider. The change to the new provider won't happen immediately, though, because the old provider has to do a meter reading one final time. and then issue you a final bill. Your new provider only starts charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor that feeds the energy to your premises continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. However, we will be paid a commission by 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).