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Find electricity providers with lower prices

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

*Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans 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 eligibility, commercial arrangements, availability or area . Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers due to the fact that some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available via 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 on the special offers that are available SA (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please contact Compare & Connect's customer service team.

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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available providers 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 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 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 deals that are available in SA in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's top platforms for for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Free Service:
    You can use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No costs and 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.
  • 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.
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with almost all of Australia's top electricity providers, we are impartial when presenting you with information, and do not have any allegiances to any single provider.
  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help all top of 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 decided to voluntary join this code of conduct because we are dedicated to presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.

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 685 001

Effortlessly Switch Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Providers

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

List of our active electricity providers in SA

Our vision is to have the full range of energy providers under one roof, so our customers have many options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with these providers in SA : Please note available by using our call centre comparison service.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blu NRG No Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Nectr No Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy No Yes
Power Direct Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly working towards adding more and more providers to this our 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

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a deregulation process which began in the late 1990s. The first stage was to establish a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in other states.

Another stage, which happened earlier in some states, was the breaking up of the state owned monopolies into several competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to stimulate a greater degree of competition the energy market was separated into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors look after the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises , and they own and manage the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers do all the interacting with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. Every state has between 1 and 3 distributors and up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2013 , the South Australia electricity market was completely deregulated. This meant that consumers could change to another provider who had cheaper electricity prices.

South Australia has only one main electricity distributor

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

Tips to reduce your electricity usage and lower your bills

Here is a list of easily implemented tips for reducing your electricity consumption

  • Use the clothes dryer less. Dry your clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Turn appliances off at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Minimise draughts. Prevent hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through the gaps under doors and around windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Wear clothing that's appropriate for cold weather, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, beanie, booties, warm socks).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Close the doors to rooms that aren't in use, so that you only have to cool or heat a smaller area.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening windows in the evening let the cool air in, and then shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating rooms by closing curtains and blinds in rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Minimise lighting by making use of the available natural light and replace older lights with energy efficient LED lighting.

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 chosen to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider has to give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to change your mind and remain with your old energy provider.
No. You won't need to do anything like that. The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply electricity to your premises after you change to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, however, they buy the 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 sure that there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers,
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in less than 24 hours. However, the switchover can't go ahead until after your old provider has issued you their 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 could take as long as three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we also tell the current provider that you are switching away from them. The switch to the new provider will not happen immediately, because the current provider will have to do a meter reading one final time. then issue you their final bill. The new provider only begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is totally free to you. We will, however, be paid a commission by your new electricity provider.