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Compare Energy Rates SA

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

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Save with cheaper energy rates in SA

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

*Compare & Connect does not compare all energy 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 energy plans compared by Compare & Connect will be available to all customers due to the fact that some energy special offers and plans are only available through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre . The energy 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 pricing and plans in SA .
2 Compare Compare rates from a large range of energy 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 energy 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 energy providers that our energy 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 energy providers so that you are able to compare energy rates that are available in SA in one convenient place. We are proud to be one of Australia's top platforms for 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 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 costs and no catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer. Instead, we get a commission from our energy partners, at no extra cost to you.
  • 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 stay on top of their energy rates .
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with almost all of Australia's top energy providers, we are impartial when presenting you with information, and do not have any allegiances to any single provider.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the South Australian 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 energy suppliers process, just click the button below, or speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300 685 001

Effortlessly Switch Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

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

List of our active energy 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've 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
1st Energy Yes Yes
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 Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We are constantly striving to add 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 Competition in SA

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a deregulation process since the late 1990s. The first step of deregulation was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to a different state.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors look after the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises . They own and maintain the poles and powerlines, 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. States have between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

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

South Australia has just one main electricity distributor

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

Tips for reducing your energy usage to save on your bills

Here are a few easily implemented ways for reducing your expenditure on energy

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Don't use the clothes dryer as often. Dry your clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Dress for cold weather, rather than turn on the heater, (jumper, beanie, booties, warm socks).
  • Minimise draughts. Prevent hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through gaps under doors and around your windows by using gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Turn appliances off at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Close the doors to areas of your home 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 closing them each morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating rooms by closing the blinds and curtains in the rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Reduce your use of lights through the use of as much natural light as possible.

FAQ about switching energy providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens after you have finished the comparison process and have chosen to switch energy providers.

If you change your mind that's okay because your new energy provider will allow 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 actual delivery of energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply energy to your premises when you change over to another energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your energy bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale rates and resell it to you. You can't purchase energy directly from the distributor, you must to buy it from one of the retailers that resells the distributor's energy. You can be sure that there won't be any interruption to your energy supply when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, often in under 24 hours. However, the switchover won't happen 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 how long until 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 we also tell the current provider that you're changing providers. The switch to the new provider won't happen straight away, though, because the current provider will have to do a meter reading one final time. then send you their final bill. The new provider only starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who feeds the energy to your house continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is completely free to you. We will, however, be paid a commission by your new energy provider.