AGL Energy Review – More than $70* of Savings!

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Retailer Review | BY Ethan


Our AGL Energy Review has tossed up some pretty interesting results, especially in NSW and SA.

Their best offers can lead to over $70 of savings compared to our average price.

So if you’re really after a competitive plan you want to put your details in the form above,  or call us on 1300 232 848!

However, if you’re after a bit more Let’s get started.


AGL Energy Review Overall Ratings

Looking for a good rate? Consider AGL Energy. They offer three plans in each state; plans which come through with some decent to good prices. Interestingly their best plan in each state discards discounts in favour of a good old fashioned low rate.

Overall here’s how we score AGL Energy:

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AGL Residential Electricity

If your household is sick of below average service from your power company AGL could be the answer. We give them decent marks for their price, and great marks for their choice and extras.

To learn more about their prices keep reading below.

AGL Residential Review

AGL Electricity NSW

Let’s get our AGL Energy review started on our price analysis. So far so good for AGL. For starters they offer quite a selection of plans, up to 3 are available; AGL Savers Online, AGL Savers Home Connect and AGL Residential Essentials Plus. On top of that, two of the plans come at a great price. If you’re considering a retailer in NSW, consider AGL.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 19340%

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AGL Energy Queensland

Let’s head up to Queensland and check out what AGL is offering up north. It turns out to be an even better performance than in NSW. Not only do they offer the same wide variety of plans but AGL Residential Essentials Plus once again comes with a barnstorming offer for residential customers. If you’re looking for a better deal in Queensland perhaps consider talking to AGL.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 18060%

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AGL Energy Victoria

Victoria, also known as one of the most developed electricity markets in the world, is a hard one to get a footing in. With so many big-time offers available since the VDO, coming through with something competitive is a tricky business. AGL, to their credit, holds their own with the AGL Essentials Plus once again the most cost-effective plan.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 16160%

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AGL Electricity SA

Finally, in our state by state section of our AGL Energy review, we’re going to take a look at what AGL can offer South Australian citizens, and goodness knows they need it. If Victoria is the most competitive state, you could suggest that South Australia is the least. With some of the most expensive prices in the country, South Australians have been getting a raw deal for a while now. AGL comes through with some decent, if not amazing, prices in this state.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 23660%

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AGL Energy Natural Gas

Are you looking for natural gas? AGL Energy might have the answers you’ve been looking for. Depending on where you live there could be one to three gas plans available through AGL Energy. These plans can be easily attached to your electricity plan to stack up the credit benefits. 

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VIC

Gas customers in Victoria have two plans to choose from AGL Energy.  The first is AGL Essentials which offers rates that don’t change for 12 months. The better plan is AGL Essentials Plus which offers a fixed gas rate plan for 24 months and also a $20 credit every six months for the duration of your contract. 

NSW

If you live in Sydney AGL Energy offers three gas plans for your consideration. The first is AGL Smart Saver which offers an 8% discount off your gas usage and supply. The next plan is AGL Essentials which doesn’t offer a discount but low rates that stay fixed for 12 months. Finally, there is AGL Essentials Plus which offers you low fixed rates for 24 months, as well as a $20 credit every 6 months for two years. 

QLD

AGL is one of the few piped natural gas providers in QLD. This is good news for you because it means you have three more gas plans to choose from. The choices are AGL Smart Saver, AGL Essentials and AGL Essentials Plus. AGL Smart Saver offers a 5% discount on your electricity usage and supply charge. AGL Essentials does not come with any sort of discount, but it offers lower rates and fixes those rates for a period of 12 months. Lastly, you could choose AGL Essentials Plus. This plan fixes your rates for 24 months, and on top of that, you’ll receive a $20 credit on your bill, every six months, for the entire period that your rates are fixed. 

SA

In South Australia, you’re paying way too much for your power, so why should you get a bad deal on your gas? AGL has come through with a selection of competitive gas plans. If you opt for AGL Smart Saver you can expect a 3% discount on your gas usage and supply, whether you pay on time or not. The next available plan is the AGL Essentials plan which fixes your usage rates at an affordable price for 12 months. Finally, there’s the best plan in their arsenal, AGL Essentials Plus. This plan outfits you with 24 months of low rates plus a $20 credit every six months for the entire two year contract period. 


AGL Energy Business Electricity

So that’s residential, however what about if you’re a business customer? The good news is AGL has some business plans available for your consideration. In each state, you’ll have three choices, AGL Business Everyday, AGL Business Savers and their newest plan AGL Business Essentials.

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The size (or existence) of the discount on these plans can vary quite greatly from state to state, but a few components of these plans remain the same.

For starters, AGL Business Essentials ignores having a discount in each state and much like it’s residential counterpart, it just offers a low rate instead. Meanwhile, AGL Business Savers and AGL Business Everyday come with guaranteed discounts. What sets each of these bills apart is what the guaranteed discount is applied to.

With AGL Business Everyday, the guaranteed discount is smaller but applied to both your usage and supply charges.

So by extension, AGL Business Savers offers a guaranteed discount on just your usage. These are small distinctions, but if you have an in-depth knowledge of your business’s electricity usage you’ve got the options there to pick the right plan for you.

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What else can they offer me? Customer service and more

In short, quite a bit. AGL likes to throw in the odd bonus feature as an extra incentive to use their service. If you’ve read through the rest of the review, you might have noticed that price-wise AGL Savers Home Connect didn’t get a lot of love from us. However, one really interesting aspect of this plan is that it comes with a free Amazon Echo Dot, which is a nice little bonus.

Then there’s their massive rewards shop. AGL Rewards is a fantastic bonus to having your electricity provided by AGL. AGL Rewards can net you some great discounts on everything from restaurants, to movies to even travel. So far, AGL has given out rewards to over 400,000 people of their nearly 1.4 million power customer base.

AGL also offers it’s customers a very helpful phone app. This app can help you monitor your energy usage no matter where you might be in the country. It also offers you the benefit of having all your bills in one place.

AGL Connection fee

When you need a new connection you’ll sometimes be charged a connection fee. This is the case with AGL as well. The AGL connection fee varies from state to state.

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AGL Review – The results

If you’re looking for a great deal from AGL Energy, you’re best to look in either NSW or SA, where you could save $77.

However if you’re looking to save even more, get in touch with Electricity Monster on 1300 232 848!

Finding a sharper rate could take as little as 15 minutes.

Curious About AGL?

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* We do not compare all energy providers & plans in the market due to commercial arrangements.

Disclaimer:

This blog looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on electricity and gas plans from AGL in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. The information being made available in this document cannot substitute for legally sound advice. No financial decisions should be made based on data from this blog. Individual usage, circumstances and brands could cause usage figures to vary.

Important points to note are:

  • We do not guarantee that the information provided applies to every household in Australia.
  • Significantly, all dollar figures are including GST.
  • Rates are accurate as of May 22, 2019.
  • Specifically, electricity comparisons are on the peak rates in single rate plans, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Similarly, gas comparisons are on the first tranche of usage charges, plus their daily gas supply charges. 
  • Accordingly, electricity rates used are from the retailer website. We have not verified their accuracy.
  • Chiefly, electricity and gas benchmarks used for the average energy usage of households are from the AER website.
  • For Victoria, the Citipower distributor has been used across all electricity retailers.

Written by Ethan

Ethan

Ethan is an energy journalist with a passion for how the electricity industry affects regular people. His key areas of interest are the energy poverty crisis and inner workings of each state’s electricity situation.

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