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Compare Electricity Rates NSW

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Use our free service to compare electricity rates from suppliers in your region and start saving*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare 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 eligibility, commercial arrangements, area 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 plans and special offers 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 additional information on the special offers that are available in NSW (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly 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.

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2 Compare Compare rates from a large range of electricity providers to find one which suits .
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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in NSW

Each energy provider in NSW 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 the location of your premises .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect partners with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers so you can compare electricity rates that are available in NSW 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.

  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are proud members 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
  • 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 we offer. Instead, we'll 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).
  • 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 .
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in NSW save on electricity rates .
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who knows the NSW 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.

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 1300685001

Changing Providers is Easy

Are you concerned that changing electricity providers will be a hassle, but it's definitely not! It's really simple because we do it all for you! We'll notify your current electricity provider and let them know that you are leaving, and we sign you up with your new provider, so your transition will be as simple and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

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    We have already helped many households in NSW save money on electricity, now it's your turn.
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    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
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    10 minutes of your time may well save you hundreds of dollars each year. .
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List of our active electricity providers in NSW

Our vision is to have all energy providers under the one roof, so our customers have many options to choose from . To date we have established relationships with these providers in NSW : Please note available through 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're constantly striving to add more and 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 NSW

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

Another stage, which occurred earlier in some states, was the breaking up of the state owned electricity monopolies into multiple competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to stimulate a greater amount of competition the energy market was divided into two levels

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

On 1 July 2014 , the NSW market was completely deregulated. This enabled consumers to switch to whichever provider had cheaper prices.

Electricity in NSW is supplied by the following three distributors

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

Lower your power bills with these electricity -saving tips

Here are some easily implemented tips to reduce your electricity consumption

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Minimise usage of the clothes dryer. Dry the clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air blowing in or leaving via gaps under doors and around windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Instead of turning on the heater, wear clothing that's appropriate for cold weather (jumper, booties, beanie, warm socks).
  • Turn all appliances off at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Close doors of rooms that you don't use, so that you only have to heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Minimise air conditioning usage by opening the windows at night to allow the cool air in, then shutting them in the morning to keep hot air out.
  • Reduce the use of lights. Rely on natural light if possible.
  • Prevent the sun over-heating rooms by closing the curtains and blinds in rooms where the sun shines in.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens after you have finished the comparison process and have chosen to change electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider must give you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and stay with your current energy provider.
No. You won't have to do that. The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). The distributor continues to supply electricity to your premises if you switch to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale rates, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from your distributor, you must to buy it from one of the retailers that resells the distributor's energy. You can be sure that you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because you will continue to have the same connection to your distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in under 24 hours. However, the final switchover can't take place until your old provider has sent you a final bill, and that can't happen until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on how soon your meter is next due to be read. It could take up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and will also tell your current provider that you're leaving them. The switch to your new provider will not happen straight away, because the old provider will have to do a meter reading again, one final time. then send you their final bill. Your new provider begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor who supplies the energy to your premises continues to be the same as it was before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. 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).