Compare SA's top electricity & gas providers. Find the best deals, save money & power up your home. Empower your energy choices!
South Australia is at the forefront of green technology but has the highest energy prices in the nation. Econnex Comparison makes energy comparison in SA easy to keep your energy bills low.
There is only one distributor in South Australia called the SA Power Network.
Consumers are free to compare retailer prices as the government brought in deregulation legislation in 2002. This leads to more competition in the market, which should drive prices down further.
Suppliers of electricity include big names such as Origin, Red, Simply Energy, and a whole range of others.
Extreme weather may contribute to price spikes that are passed on to consumers. In order to take advantage of pricing benefits other than this, check your current tariff rate.
Your electricity tariff is the pricing structure that determines how much you are charged for energy. For example, this includes:
Concession card holders may be eligible for:
As of 4th May 2023, here are the top 20 cheapest electricity deals in SA. These costs are for the SA Power network in Adelaide but rates may vary depending on your circumstances like your distributor, your meter type, and actual usage. This comparison is for a residential customer on a single-rate tariff. Please use our extensive comparison platform for a specific comparison in your area and to see other plans in our database that may be available. Our database may not include all energy plans in your area.
Similar to electricity, one company that distributes gas in South Australia is called Australian Gas Networks.
AGL and Origin dominate the market in South Australia. They do so as they are able to offer gas separately from electricity bundles. However, there are a number of suppliers to choose from that may suit your needs including bundle discounts.
Concession card holders may be eligible for:
New customers may benefit from a connection bonus with eligible appliances that connect to a gas main for the first time.
Did you know that the South Australian government offers financial assistance for people who have difficulty paying their energy bills? These rebates – or concessions – offer money back on your electricity and/or gas bill.
SA’s rebates include the Energy Bill Concession, SA Medical Concession, and Cost of Living Concession.
To find out if you might be eligible for one of these SA energy rebates, see the details below.
1. Energy Bill Concession
Rebate value: $226.67 to help cover both your electricity and gas bills.
How to apply: Apply online at the SA concessions website.
2. SA Medical Concession
Rebate value: $226.67 to cover both your electricity and gas bills.
How to apply: Apply online at the SA concessions website or call 1300 735 350 to ask for an application form to be sent to you. Alternatively, you can complete and sign the application form with your doctor/medical practitioner.
3. Cost of Living Concession
Pension card, Department of Veteran Affairs card, health care card, seniors’ card, receive a selected Centrelink payment, or you can show low-income provisions are met.
How to apply: Apply online at the SA concession website. If your application is approved, your concession will be paid directly into your bank account by electronic funds transfer.
4. Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme (EEPS)
Rebate value: Up to $400 excluding GST or $440 including GST.
How to apply: If you’re a SA resident and think you meet the criteria, visit a financial counselor to assess your situation. To find out more, visit the SA concessions website or call the Department of Human Services ConcessionSA hotline on 1800 307 758.
Not eligible for an energy rebate? You might be able to make some savings by changing your plan.
There are still savings to be made on solar
Going solar can be a big investment. That’s why over the years, many governments have offered financial incentives to install solar systems. However, as the uptake of solar systems has increased, solar rebates have decreased in value. And in some cases, the rebates have been removed altogether.
Currently, South Australia only offers one incentive for purchasing solar batteries: The Home Battery Scheme. With this scheme, all South Australian residents are eligible to receive up to $4,000 for each battery installed.
We’ve included a summary of the scheme’s details below. Econnex’s Comparison Electricity Comparison SA allows you to switch to a better energy plan.
The Home Battery Scheme
How to apply: Find out more at South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme website.
With a virtual power plant (VPP), operators use a network of energy resources to support the existing electricity grid.
Virtual power plant capability means the battery system is able to function as part of this virtual power plant if need be.
As an incentive, householders are offered incentives to install a virtual power plant-capable solar battery system. Such incentives can include reward payments, a discounted battery (as per The Home Battery Scheme), or a retail offer.
Solar feed-in tariffs can also help you save money on your energy bills. Also known as ‘buy-back rates’ or ‘solar tariffs’, feed-in tariffs give you money back for any surplus electricity you export to the electricity grid.
To benefit from a solar feed-in tariff, you’ll need a solar system that is connected to the electricity grid. You may also be able to benefit from feed-in tariff credits if you are renting. However, you would need to discuss this with your property manager and/or landlord.
To give you an idea of how much you could receive, currently feed-in tariffs might range from 10 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 18 cents per kWh. But these can vary greatly depending on the area in which you live.
Tip: Don’t forget to consider your electricity usage, the usage rates, the supply rates, any discounts, and the contract period when comparing feed-in tariff rates.