The Definitive AGL Review – Price, Choice and Extras Scored

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Retailer Review | POSTED ON March 29, 2019 BY Ethan Rodgers


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In this review, we’re going to take a look at what AGL can offer you in terms of charges, customer service, and variety.

We’ll break the retailer down by state and give you an overall rating.

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AGL Electricity Rates Review

Looking for a good rate? Maybe consider going with AGL Energy. They offer three plans in each state; plans which mostly come through with some decent to good prices. In an unusual move, their best plan in each state discards discounts in favour of a good old fashioned low rate.

On top of all that, AGL also has a fantastic rewards shop that offers its customers discounts on over 4000 products. We’re going to go more in depth about what AGL offers below. So check out our state by state breakdown. In case you’re just looking for the broad strokes, here’s how we rate AGL overall.

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AGL Electricity Rates NSW Review

Let’s get 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


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AGL Electricity Rates Queensland Review

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.


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AGL Electricity Rates Victoria Review

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, 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.


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AGL Electricity Rates SA Review

Finally, 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.


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AGL Business Electricity Review

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.

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 AGL offer me?

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.

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

Disclaimer:

This publication 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 publication. 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 Rodgers
March 29, 2019

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