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Compare Electricity Rates SA

Save time and effort by comparing a range of electricity rates available in SA with Compare & Connect*

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Save with cheaper electricity rates in SA

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 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, 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 as some electricity and gas special offers and plans are only available 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 more information on special offers available in SA (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.

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 rates 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 is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you will vary 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 that you are able to compare electricity rates that are available in SA in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the South Australian energy market back to front. Therefore, you can have confidence 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. Instead, we get 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 we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in SA save on electricity rates .
  • Impartial
    Despite having close 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 .
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are a proud member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity suppliers , you can either click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300685001

Effortlessly Switch Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

  • Save yourself hours of research
    10 minutes of your time might save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
  • Join thousands of families who are now saving
    We have helped many families in SA save money on their electricity, now it's your turn.
  • Save yourself the effort
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    Now is the time to compare electricity and gas providers and reduce your spending on energy

List of our active electricity providers in SA

Our vision is to have the full range of energy providers under one roof, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . To date we've established relationships with following providers in SA : Please note that some of our energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available by giving us a phone 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 striving to add 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

The electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been gradually deregulating which began in the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was to establish a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in other states.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors are responsible for the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the poles and powerlines, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity 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 and up to 30 retailers.

South Australia 's energy market was fully deregulated on 1 July 2013 . This meant that consumers could now change to another provider that offered the cheapest electricity prices.

There is only one main electricity distributor in SA

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

Tips for reducing electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways for reducing your expenditure on electricity

  • Turn all appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Use the clothes dryer less frequently. Hang your clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Wear warm clothing, instead of turning on the heater (warm socks, beanie, booties, jumper).
  • Reduce draughts. Minimise cold air or hot air getting in or getting out through gaps under doors or around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Reduce the use of lights by making use of the available natural light.
  • Close the doors of rooms that aren't in use, so you only cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening your windows in the evening allow the house cool down, and shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Prevent the sun over-heating your home by closing the curtains and blinds in rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens after you've completed the comparison process and have made the decision you want to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind that's okay because your new electricity provider allows you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and remain with your current energy provider.
Definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor continues to supply the electricity to your house even when you change over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy at wholesale rates from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from the distributor, you have to go through an energy retailer. You can be certain that you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, usually in less than 24 hours. However, the actual switchover will not happen until after your current provider has issued you a final bill, and that can't be done until after the next time your meter is read. So, it depends on how soon your meter is next due to be read. It could take as long as three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and will also notify the current provider that you are leaving them. The actual changeover to your new provider will not happen straight away, because the current provider will need to do one final meter reading. and then send you a final bill. The new provider will begin charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, 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).