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Cheap Electricity SA

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Are you looking for the cheapest electricityin SA ? Our comparison service will find you cheap electricity*.

* 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, availability, eligibility 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 are available to all customers because some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available 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 more information on special offers available in SA (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please contact 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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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 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're proud of being one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who knows the South Australian market inside out. 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.
  • 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 presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.
  • Impartial
    Although 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 .
  • Free Service:
    Use our quality 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).
  • 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.

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Switch Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Switch to Get Cheaper Energy

  • We've made it easy for you
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers prices.
  • Join thousands of families and start saving
    We have already helped many families in SA save money on electricity, now it's your turn.
  • 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
  • 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 in one place, to give our customers a wide range of 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
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 providers to this list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Competition and Deregulation in SA

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

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

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors look after the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers are the ones who sell electricity to customers and are responsible for billing. The states have from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

The South Australia electricity market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2013 . This enabled consumers to change to a provider that had the cheapest electricity prices.

There is only one main electricity distributor in SA

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

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your bills

Here are some easily implemented tips for reducing your electricity consumption

  • Turn off appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • A hot water bottle is a cheap alternative to an electric blanket.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent hot or cold air getting in or out via gaps under doors and around windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Use your clothes dryer less often. Dry your clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Dress for cold weather, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, warm socks, beanie, booties).
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening let the cool air in, then shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that you aren't using, so that you only have to cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Prevent the hot sun from over-heating your house by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.
  • Reduce the use of lights by using natural light where possible.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider must 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, Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply electricity to your house if you change to a different energy retailer. It is 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 have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be confident that when you switch retailers, there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often within 24 hours. However, the switchover can't take place until after your current provider has sent 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 next meter reading. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we inform your present provider of your move away from them. The actual switch to your new provider will not happen straight away, though, because your current provider needs to do a meter reading one final time. and then send you their final bill. The new provider begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor who supplies the energy to your home continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. We will 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).