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Retailer Comparison | BY Ethan

When we compare electricity providers in SA, based on a selection of 8 leading South Australian energy providers, we find that Powershop is the cheapest.

It’s nearly $400 cheaper than the most expensive plan in our database if you’d like to learn more just enter your details in the form above.

If you’re tired of paying high prices call us on 1300 232 848. We could have you on a better deal in as little as fifteen minutes.

For now though, let’s take a quick look at how eight leading SA electricity providers compare.

Comparing Electricity Providers SA on Price



Firstly, we’re going to start off with residential plans. We know that everyone’s power bill is different, but in order to give you an idea of what sort of power bill you might be looking at, we’ve done our calculations for a four-person household. For more info on how we got to these numbers consult our disclaimer at the foot of this text.

AGL AGL Residential Essentials Plus $2440
AlintaNo Fuss $2329
Energy Australia Total Plan$2597
Origin EnergyOrigin Max Saver$2340
Powershop Auto Pay w/ MegaPack $2293
Red EnergyEasy Saver$2450
Simply EnergySimply NRMA Plus$2684
Lumo EnergyLumo Basic$2499

So based on our analysis, we’re happy to report a fantastic performance from Powershop. A four-person household in South Australia could save nearly $400 if they switched from the most expensive plan on our list to Powershop. Above all, on a network as expensive as South Australia’s, a $400 saving on your power bill really helps keep the wolf from the door. 

Another strong performer is Alinta Energy. Their No Fuss plan pulls through as the second most affordable plan in our analysis. If you’re interested in finding out more about these providers speak to a professional Electricity Broker at Electricity Monster. 

However, on the other end of the spectrum Simply Energy has the most expensive offer on the market. Energy Australia is also very expensive. Moreover, it’s prices like these that contribute to South Australia’s reputation as a nightmare of an electricity market, and one of the most expensive in the world. 

If you live in Adelaide or elsewhere in South Australia and are sick of the high prices you’re paying, get in touch with Electricity Monster today. 



Electricity Monster can do more than assist you with your residential electricity. We can also help you search for a great deal on your business electricity. The assumptions for this section are that you’re a business that uses 40,000 kWh per year. More information can be found in our disclaimer. 

So what are the findings for business customers? Firstly, it’s again Powershop offering the most cost-effective business rates in SA. Their plan could save a business customer over $2000 a year if they switched from Energy Australia’s expensive Total Plan. 

AGLBusiness Essentials$16628
AlintaBusiness Advantage $15311
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan$16953
Origin EnergyBusiness Saver$15375
PowershopPowershop Market $14752
Red EnergyRed Easy$16155
Simply EnergyBusiness Plus$15760
Lumo EnergyLumo Basic$15651

You might think that Electricity Monster mostly deals with residential customers, but we’re also more than able to help you find a better deal for your business. If you’re looking to reduce your expenses and help your company grow, make the call to Electricity Monster and speak to a professional broker.

Why Should You Compare Electricity Providers in SA?

For starters, because everyone should take the time to hunt down a better deal. Secondly because more than any other state in Australia, South Australia is well overdue a better deal. Not only are South Australians subject to the most outrageous power prices in a country known for outrageous power prices, according to some metrics they’re the most expensive in the world.

There’s also another factor to consider. How reliable is your power? In the past few years, how often have you been subjected to a blackout? So why should you pay such high prices for an electrical supply that’s not even reliable? You really shouldn’t, so what you should do is make the call to Electricity Monster. We can help you find a better deal. 

How Electricity Monster can help you

So if you’re a South Australian and you’re sick of the high prices you’re paying, pick up the phone and call Electricity Monster.

Rather than spending hours surveying every provider, you can speak to a professional energy broker who can help you find a better deal in as little as fifteen minutes.

Even in a market like South Australia, there’s still a way to find a better deal. Calling Electricity Monster is the best way to find one. Our number is 1300 232 848, or you can submit your details in the form below.


This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on electricity and gas plans from AGL  Alinta Energy, Energy Australia, Origin Energy, Powershop, Red Energy, Simply Energy, and Lumo Energy in 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 SA, the SA Power Networks distributor has been used across all electricity retailers.
  • *$400 saving number based on the rounded difference between Powershop’s Auto Pay w/ Mega Pack, and Energy Australia’s Total Plan

Written by 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.