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Electricity Comparison SA

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* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of 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 area, eligibility, availability 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 because some electricity and gas special offers and plans 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 about special offers available in SA (or any market) via Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly get in contact with Compare & Connect's 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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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available pricing 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 Suppliers Compared in SA

Each energy provider in SA only supplies energy to 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 deals that are available in SA in one convenient place. We are proud to be one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • 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 .
  • 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 bills.
  • 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 accuracy and fairness when presenting information to you.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer. Instead, we 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).
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the 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.

Phone Comparison Available

To start the electricity suppliers comparison process , you can 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

Maybe you feel like changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it won't be! It's really simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll contact your current electricity provider to inform them that you're leaving, and we also sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition is as easy and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Our Comparison May Save You Money

  • We save you effort
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers prices.
  • Join thousands of households now saving
    We have helped many families in SA save money with cheap electricity, now it's your turn.
  • Save yourself hours of research
    10 minutes of your time might save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    Now is the time to do a comparison of 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 in the one place, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . So far, we have established relationships with following providers in SA : Please note 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
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 our list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

Electricity Market Deregulation in SA

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

The next step, which occurred earlier in some states than others, was the dividing up of state owned monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to create a greater amount of competition the market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors are responsible for delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and maintain the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers are the ones who sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. Each state has between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

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

South Australia only has one main electricity distributor

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

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here is a list of easy to implement ways for reducing how much electricity you use

  • Minimise draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air getting in or out through the gaps under doors or around your windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Put on warmer clothing, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, warm socks, booties, beanie).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Don't use your clothes dryer as often. Dry the clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Turn off all appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening windows at night to allow the cool air in, then closing them each morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors of rooms that aren't in use, so that you only have to heat or cool a smaller space.
  • Use less lighting through the use of as much natural light as possible and replace older lighting with LED lights.
  • Prevent the sun from over-heating your house by closing blinds and curtains in the rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to questions about what happens once you have completed the comparison process and have made the decision that you'd like to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay, your new electricity provider provides you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and stay with your current energy provider.
Absolutely not! The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). The distributor continues to supply electricity to your house even after you change over to another energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from the distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be confident that when you switch retailers, you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same.
The 'paperwork' is all processed very quickly, usually in under 24 hours. However, the actual switchover will not go ahead until after your present 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 next meter reading is. It could take as long as three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with the new energy provider, and will inform the current provider that you're leaving them. The actual transfer to the new provider won't happen immediately, though, because the current provider needs to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then issue you their final bill. The new provider starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor that feeds the energy to your house continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, 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).