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Did you know that Origin Energy and AGL are the biggest electricity retailers in the Australian energy market? Despite dozens of providers operating in the same space, these two companies are still among the most popular choices in energy. You’ve probably come across this article because you have questions or concerns about your current energy provider. We've listed some of the most common concerns homeowners are facing and the solution to these problems. Read on to learn more. 

  • My current energy provider is too expensive.
  • My benefit period has ended and now I'm paying more for my electricity.
  • I want a better solar feed-in tariff rate. How can I switch?
  • I'm moving house and need a new connection. What do I do?

Electricity Monster is the solution. We’ll analyse your current energy plan and work to find you the best deal we have available. Our 100% free comprehensive service also includes helping you find an optimised plan that meets your personal budget and needs. If you’re keen on making a switch to a new retailer, give our energy experts a call at 1300 232 848 today.

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AGL vs Origin Energy Price Table

In the first round, we’ll explore which plan offers better value for your money. Because let’s be honest, who wants to pay more for electricity?

High rates and confusing contract terms are only two of the reasons why people are switching energy providers. When it comes down to making a decision, most people care about how much they’re going to pay for their energy bill. But which energy retailer is really more cost-effective? The results may surprise you.

AGL Vs Origin Energy NSW

In New South Wales, AGL's Super Saver plan offers better value for both electricity and gas over Origin's Flexi Rate ePlus plan. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Electricity

Based on usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the DMO reference price is: $1,393 / year ?

Electricity plans are now compared to a government reference price. This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The reference price comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.

What's included in the discount and the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount)
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included

  • Conditional discounts (e.g. pay on time discount)
  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you
  • Solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate

The reference price comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name % Below DMO* Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
22% $1,086
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
22% $1,087

Gas

Based on usage of 18542MJ/year in the Jemena Gas Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
N/A $730
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
N/A $752

AGL vs Origin VIC

In Victoria, AGL's Value Saver beats Origin Energy's Flexi Rate ePlus plan in both electricity and gas. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Electricity

Based on usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Citipower network, the VDO reference price is: $1,336 / year ?

Electricity plans are now compared to a regulated price called the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The VDO comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount)
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Conditional discounts (e.g. pay on time discount)
  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you
  • Solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate

The VDO comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name % Below VDO* Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
14% $1,124
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
14% $1,126

Gas

Based on usage of 28930MJ/year in the Australian Gas Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
N/A $990
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
N/A $998

AGL vs Origin QLD

In Queensland, AGL’s Super Saver plan is more cost-effective than Origin when it comes to gas. On the other hand, Origin’s Go gas plan will save you more than AGL’s Super Saver electricity plan. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Electricity

Based on usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Energex network, the DMO reference price is: $1,455/ year ?

Electricity plans are now compared to a government reference price. This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The reference price comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.

What's included in the discount and the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount)
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included

  • Conditional discounts (e.g. pay on time discount)
  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you
  • Solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate

The reference price comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name % Below DMO* Price/year (Est.)
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
19% $1,178
AGL Value Saver
19% $1,179

Gas

Based on usage of 6842MJ/year in the Australia Gas Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
N/A $535
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
N/A $628

AGL vs Origin SA

In SA, Origin’s Flexi Rate ePlus offers a better deal than AGL’s Value Saver plan for electricity. In regards to gas, AGL's Value Saver gas plan ends up being more cost-effective than Origin's Flexi Rate ePlus plan. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Electricity

Based on usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the SA Power Networks, the DMO reference price is: $1,716/ year ?

Electricity plans are now compared to a government reference price. This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The reference price comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.

What's included in the discount and the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount)
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included

  • Conditional discounts (e.g. pay on time discount)
  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you
  • Solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate

The reference price comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name % Below DMO* Price/year (Est.)
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
15% $1,459
AGL Value Saver
6% $1,613

Gas

Based on usage of 11875MJ/year in the Australia Gas Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
AGL Value Saver
N/A $730
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
N/A $772

AGL vs Origin ACT

In ACT, Origin Energy is the only retailer servicing electricity and gas. Currently, AGL Energy is not servicing electricity or gas in the ACT region. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Electricity

Based on usage of 6100kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Evoenergy network, the DMO reference price is: $2,090 / year ?

Electricity plans are now compared to a government reference price. This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The reference price comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.

What's included in the discount and the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount)
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included

  • Conditional discounts (e.g. pay on time discount)
  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you
  • Solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate

The reference price comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name % Below DMO* Price/year (Est.)
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
31% $1,452

Gas

Based on usage of 42078MJ/year in the Jemena Gas Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
Origin Flexi Rate ePlus
N/A $1,601

AGL vs Origin WA

In WA, AGL’s Set & Forget gas plan includes a guaranteed discount, which after applied, offers more value than Origin’s Go gas plan. It is important to note that rates and plans are subject to change. Call Electricity Monster now to check our best offers.

Gas

Based on usage of 7672 (Units)/year in the ACTO Network ?

This gas estimate is calculated using an average gas amount based on ACIL Allen Energy benchmarks report 2017 in your distribution area.

What's included in the price/year estimate

  • GST (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any advertised conditional and non-conditional discounts
  • Includes any one-off credits

What's not included in the price/year estimate

  • Green energy charges
  • Any concessions or rebates which may apply to you

The price/year estimate comparison will differ based on location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.

Retailer Plan Name Discount Price/year (Est.)
AGL Set & Forget
56% guaranteed discount $532
Origin Go Variable
N/A $893

Origin vs AGL Solar FIT

Next, we’ll be diving into solar feed-in tariffs for all you solar enthusiasts out there. The key here is figuring out which provider offers a better feed-in tariff so you can take full advantage of your solar system while saving money in the process.

Depending on how much energy you send back to the grid, solar feed-in tariffs can provide homeowners and businesses with financial incentives.

Origin Energy’s solar feed-in tariffs are relatively standard across the board in most states. AGL on the other hand, offers similar feed-in tariffs to Origin in some states but lower rates for Victoria & NSW and none for ACT.

Maximum Feed-In Tariff (c/kWh)

Origin vs AGL Energy Features

Dollar savings are only a piece of the puzzle. Moving on to the next round, we provide a full breakdown of features offered by both of these retailers. The table provided in this section breaks down which provider offers more for the customer in terms of practicality like app availability, special offers, and more. 

While savings are nice, it’s only one part of the picture. User functionality and features are crucial in today’s technologically-advanced society. People tend to favor practicality when it comes to paying their bills or even checking their energy usage – and they want to do it with ease. 

As you can see in the table provided, both AGL and Origin Energy offer customers similar features. From a user-friendly online portal to a versatile mobile app, both retailers are really making a case for themselves.

Feature
Monthly BillingYesYes
Bill SmoothingYesYes
Online Account YesYes
Energy AppYesYes
Rewards ShopYesNo
Green Power OptionYesYes
Carbon Neutral OptionYesYes
Internet Bundling YesYes

AGL vs Origin Payment Options

A lack of flexible payment options can be a deal breaker for many. The last thing you want is for an energy provider to only accept a certain type of payment method. It’s frustrating and can even force someone to switch to a provider that offers more flexibility.

Payment Option
Credit CardYesYes
Direct DebitYesYes
PhoneYesYes
BPAYYesYes
Post OfficeYesYes
CentrepayYesYes
ChequeYesYes

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Origin Energy vs AGL Renewables

Many electricity customers factor in support for renewable energy when choosing their electricity provider. In this round, we compare Origin and AGL’s support for renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, both Origin and AGL each offer a Greenpower option for their customers. Origin customers can choose between 25, 50, or 100% Greenpower for any plan they sign up with. AGL’s Green Choice program allows customers to choose between 20 or 100% Greenpower for any plan. 

On top of this, Origin and AGL recently participated in a study that measured their efforts toward sustainability and support for renewable energy. The data and variables were pulled from the 2020 Green Electricity Guide (GEG) by Greenpeace. 

As you can see from the table below, Origin Energy and AGL performed above-average in their support for new renewable energy, scoring a respectable 8 out of 10

The scores from the other categories are less than subpar with multiple zeros across the board for both providers, leaving them in a dire state in regards to future ‘green’ endeavors. 

According to Greenpeace, AGL Energy is also Australia's biggest climate polluter, accounting for an estimated 8% of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. While AGL Energy owns and invests in renewable assets, 83% of AGL's generation comes from coal-burning. 

Similar to their counterpart, Origin Energy also performed poorly across the board. While Origin invests in some renewable energy generation, according to Greenpeace, they are the 4th biggest climate polluter in Australia due to gas extraction and burning activities as well as their large Eraring coal-burning power station located in New South Wales. The overall rating given by the GEG has Origin Energy listed at a lowly 1.6 out of 10 and AGL Energy at a disappointing 1.2 out of 10.

Feature
Providing clean, renewable energy0/10 0/10
Ending coal use by 20300/100/10
Halting fossil fuel expansion0/100/10
Support for new renewable energy8/108/10
Pollution & environmental harm0/100/10
Transparency in marketing8/100/10

Origin Energy vs AGL Results

Based on our findings, we declare Origin Energy the winner based on price, Solar FiT, and renewables. A close matchup, AGL mounted a comeback with its impressive features but it couldn’t keep up with Origin’s rates and renewable energy support. 

So in summary, based on these comparisons between AGL and Origin, it’s apparent that both of these energy giants are highly competitive against each other. Remember, rates are subject to change and certain states might offer more exclusive discounts or prices so be sure to check with your retailer before. Pay close attention to what each provider offers for your state so you can find a deal that works best for you. This often makes the selection process a bit easier but there are plenty of other variables that come into play as well. 

If you’re looking to make a switch or have questions about your current energy plan, phone us at Electricity Monster today. We compare rates with our network of trusted electricity and gas providers to find you the best deal we have available.

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Should I Switch to AGL or Origin Energy?

Were the results what you expected? When it comes to choosing the right retailer, it’s important to understand in-depth what each provider offers. Personal preference should always remain a key factor in your decision. 

If you want to start comparing rates to find a plan suitable for your lifestyle, give us a call at 1300 232 848. We specialise in comparing rates with our partners so you can enjoy a fair deal without dealing with the hassles that come with the process. Our energy specialists are on standby ready to help.

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Disclaimer

This publication reviews AGL and Origin Energy’s plans in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and WA published on their website as of 01/05/2022.

Important Points to note are:

  • The plans displayed have been taken from the energy fact sheets published on the retailer's website. We do not guarantee that this information is correct or that it applies to every household in Australia.
  • Comparisons have been made on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • The Citipower network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in Victoria.
  • The Ausgrid network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Jemena gas network has been used to compare gas plans in NSW.
  • The SA Power Networks network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in Victoria.
  • The Energex network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in QLD.
  • The Evoenergy network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Jemena gas network has been used to compare gas plans in the ACT.
  • The ACTO network has been used to compare gas plans in WA.
  • The reference price/VDO/GAS comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different from these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.
  • The information in this blog cannot substitute for legal advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information from this blog.
  • All dollar figures include GST.
  • The plans displayed may be different than those advertised.
  • The plans offered on this page may not be available in our call center.
  • Get Best Offer’ is indicative of the best offer available in our database from our partners