AGL vs Alinta Energy [Which Retailer Comes Out On Top?]

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Retailer Comparison | BY Alan Koshy


Switching from AGL to Alinta Energy could save your home over $115 a year in some Australian states!

Alinta Energy’s 2012 push into the east coast sparked competition with AGL.

Since 2017, Alinta Energy has been adding over 1,500 customers daily on the east coast.

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AGL vs Alinta Energy – Battlegrounds

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We compare the average annual electricity bill for a 4-person household, on plans from AGL, and Alinta Energy through Electricity Monster.

Victoria

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 16160%
Real Deal (Alinta Energy)$ 16480%

In Melbourne,  Alinta Energy’s Real Deal will give a yearly electricity bill that is nearly $32 more expensive than AGL’s Residential Essentials Plus plan.

But that’s the only win AGL could score over Alinta!

NSW

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 20090%
No Fuss (Alinta Energy)$ 19940%

For Sydney, an Alinta Energy power bill through Electricity Monster is about $15 lower a year.

QLD

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 18810%
No Fuss (Alinta Energy)$ 17650%

In Brisbane, homes save more than $116 a year on Alinta Energy’s No Fuss.

SA

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Residential Essentials Plus (AGL Energy)$ 24410%
No Fuss (Alinta Energy)$ 23300%

Homes with four members in Adelaide pay about $110 a year lesser on an Alinta Energy plan through Electricity Monster.

*All calculations are accurate as of July 10, 2019

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The Deal Breakers in AGL vs Alinta Energy

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By all means, look at factors other than costs when comparing the electricity plans of Alinta vs AGL.

Notably, flexibility in a market where prices are uncertain is vital to save.

To be sure, look at promotional campaigns and customer service before making a decision.

In brief, with many retailers linking credits for loyalty, go for the most comfortable option.

With both retailers having options such as direct debit, the choice depends on your finances.

Read about: Alinta vs Origin or Alinta vs Red Energy

AGL vs Alinta Energy – Final Verdict

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In at least two states, you could save over $110 a year by switching from AGL to Alinta Energy!

Comparing the customer service record of Alinta Energy or AGL Energy gives us a clearer picture of what to choose.

Over 5% of all AGL customers were complaining in 2017, compared to 2.7% of Alinta customers, according to an AER report.

With over 800,000 customers, Alinta Energy is seriously raising the heat on other retailers.

To increase its NSW presence, Alinta Energy placed a $250 million bid for AGL’s Liddell coal plant, which was swiftly rejected.

Ultimately, with electricity retailers pulling out all the stops in a race to land more customers, the power of choice rests in your hands.

Shopping around for better electricity rates has never made more sense!

Altogether, Electricity Monster is here to help you compare electricity rates among partner retailers, securing sharper rates!

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Disclaimer:

This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from AGL and Alinta Energy in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA. The information in this document cannot substitute for legal advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information from this publication. Then again, individual usage, circumstances and brands could cause usage figures to vary.

Important points to note are:

  • In brief, we do not guarantee that the information applies to every household in Australia.
  • Significantly, all dollar figures are including GST.
  • The comparison is between a market offer that AGL has in a state, and the rates Alinta Energy offers.
  • The plans chosen for comparison may not necessarily reflect the most competitive plans offered by AGL or Alinta Energy.
  • Specifically, comparisons are on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Electricity rates used are from the websites of electricity retailers. We have not verified their accuracy.
  • Chiefly, electricity benchmarks used for the average energy usage of households are from the AER website.
  • For Victoria, we have taken the Citipower distributor across all electricity retailers.
  • In NSW, the Ausgrid network is made use of.
  • As for QLD, we have chosen the Energex network.
  • For SA, SA Power Networks distributor is chosen.

Updated by Alan Koshy

Alan Koshy

Alan John Koshy is an energy journalist, obsessed with getting Australians a fair price in an inflated electricity market. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Economics, his interests revolve around energy economics.

Comments (2)

  1. Cooper says:

    i think this is the info i needed to make the switch! Thx

    1. Alan Koshy says:

      Hi Cooper,
      Give us a call on 1300 232 848 if you are thinking seriously about switching from AGL to Alinta!

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