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WHAT WE DO
Electricity prices have been continuously rising in Australia, and it’s all over the news. Many families & businesses are struggling with these expensive power prices. Electricity Monster is a broker that compares rates from our partners.
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If you’re looking for an electricity provider in South East Queensland, then you’ve come to the right place. Electricity Monster is an Electricity Broker. What that means is we compare providers to try to find you the sharpest rates we have on offer. If you're looking for cheap rates, we can get you the fair deal you're entitled to. Our trained brokers can sort you out with a new connection, or a better deal, at a cost-effective and competitive rate. Best of all, we offer a 100% Free Service to homes and businesses.
Here at Electricity Monster, we’re on the side of the Queensland consumer. So we fight hard to save you money. We are partners with some of Australia’s leading electricity suppliers, and we endeavour to get your electricity at the most competitive rate we have. In the past, we have successfully secured cheap prices for over 35,000 Australians, and we'd love to add you to our list of happy customers.
Our completely Free Service takes the hassle out of comparing electricity retailers. Just give us a call! We’ll get right to finding you a sharp rate on your Residential or Business electricity bill.
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You don’t need to stick with expensive electricity companies
CORY MCGOWN - Energy Analysis Expert
Australians are burdened with some of the most outrageous power bills in the world. So much so that the 2017 Energy Inquiry Report stated:
“20% of residential customers are considered a high risk of experiencing some difficulty in meeting their energy costs”
Because of these fears, rising energy prices have become the number one concern for Australian families. However, your family doesn't have to be one of them. In Queensland your energy needs are unique, and we get that. We understand that you've got to crank the AC a lot and take a dip in the pool on a hot summer's night. Running an air con and pool pump consumes lots of power. Running a house is expensive, even more so in Queensland, so let’s get those expenses down together.
What options do you have?
You might think Queenslanders don’t have the same access to the most competitive plans as people in other states. If you’re looking for electricity in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, for instance, you do have plenty of options. That’s because you are in the Energex network; a deregulated electricity network that supports all of South East Queensland. Despite this, some people are sticking with their current providers without knowing that they have a choice. You do have a choice. And seeing as you have a choice, you should take the time to compare. AGL & Origin Energy purchased the states retail customers from Energex in 2006. At the time the Queensland treasurer had this to say:
“These sales are about building a stronger economy for all and delivering benefits for consumers too”
PETER BEATTIE - 36th Premier of Queensland
Despite this, so many people are sticking with these old companies, unaware that there are other options on the market. It pays to shop for a better deal on your electricity and it takes only a few minutes!
You might think that thanks to the price freeze imposed by the state government you’ve managed to dodge the skyrocketing price of electricity. However, a price frozen at a high price is still very high! Why do you think it was frozen? It was too high already! How do you get it down? You compare electricity retailers with Electricity Monster and demand sharper electricity rates. It’s that simple if you use Electricity Monster!
For a long time, Queensland’s energy market was dominated by a single monopoly. This was the state government. When it was deregulated in 2007 the government thought this would lead to competition, however, this did not happen. Prices skyrocketed and recently the state government and a privately owned retailer have stepped back in.
Alinta Energy entered into a 50/50 partnership with the state-owned CS Energy. Their goal was to provide electricity to Queenslanders. The deal works with CS Energy providing wholesale electricity and Alinta handling the retail aspect. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this of the occasion:
“Now is the time for all retailers to step up and see if they can match these lower price offers”
ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK - 39th Premier of Queensland
Her challenge is one the other retailers really should take up. However, until they do, it’s up to you to navigate the available plans and find the best retailer.
How to find some of the Best Retailers with ease?
Deregulation means more competition; it can also mean more confusion. How do you know which supplier is competitive? With so many options to choose from, how do I know what rates are right for me? This is where it pays to compare electricity companies, but that can be a long and tiresome process. And that's where we come in, with our fast and easy service.
Electricity Monster works hand-in-hand with some of Queensland's leading retailers.Companies like Alinta Energy, Simply Energy & Powershop.
You might have heard that Queensland's market is one of the more affordable in the country, but does it really feel that way to the consumer? You’ve got so many other things in life you’d rather spend your money on than a colossal electricity bill. This is why it pays to compare retailers, but you won’t have to pay us a cent.
So what does a good electricity plan look like in South East Queensland? Our brokers can get you an up to 28% discount on your power usage, and we will do it all for FREE!
Queensland’s Energy Landscape & History
Queensland has Australia's longest relationship with electricity. It began with the installation of eight arc lamps on Brisbane’s Queen Street way back in 1882. Within five years E.G.C. Barton formed the company Barton and White, an electricity company that became Australia’s first electricity suppliers. Initially, the Edison Lane power station only powered the Brisbane post office, but before long the Gresham Hotel was added to its list of customers.
Fast forward a hundred years and Queensland leads the country in raw energy output. Australia produced over 400 million tons of coal in 2017.
Of that, about 300 million tons of coal came from Queensland. Therefore 75% of Australia’s total raw energy production came out of Queensland. As a result of this, Queensland is not just one of Australia’s leading coal suppliers, but one of the leading coal producers in the entire world. After being exported, Queensland coal brings over $20 billion into the Australian economy. Due to the rampant success of the mining industry, the Queensland government plans to back Queensland’s biggest export. Recently, they have earmarked an additional 540km2 of land for exploration.
Queensland’s Future Energy Plans
Before you think Queensland’s energy policy is just digging up dirty black coal and exporting it to the world, the outlook for Queensland’s energy future just turned a shade of green. The Queensland government just granted Lacour Energy a billion dollars to construct up to 195 wind turbines near Rockhampton. This project will create 350 jobs and generate 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to keep the lights on in 800,000 homes. The scheme is part of the Queensland government’s plans to reach 50% renewable energy generation by 2030.
The government’s recent investigation into renewables is leading Queensland down some pretty exciting avenues. $750,000 is in the
Queensland budget for research into hydrogen as a renewable solution. That’s H2 not H2O. Hydrogen is a fantastic fuel source, which offsets carbon emissions. The Japanese government has invested over $12 billion into hydrogen, and cornering this market as well would help solidify Queensland’s dominance of the Australian energy industry.
An industry that all started with a ten horsepower generator and eight lights. Nowadays it’s over 300 million tons of Queensland coal providing business and residential electricity across Australia and the world. Electricity Monster can match you with some of the most cost-effective electricity retailers Brisbane has to offer. And some of the most cost-effective electricity providers Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast has to offer. How do we do it? Well...
We compare providers to find you cost-effective solutions based on electricity rates
How does our service work?
Electricity Monster has some of Queensland’s sharpest rates and leading retailers all in one place. Just pick up the phone, and let our brokers take care of the rest, all we need is your name and address. We’ll compare the electricity suppliers in your area and find cost-effective electricity rates for your home or business. It’s really that easy!
Once we’ve found an available plan that leaves you better off, we handle the changeover to your new electricity company. Shortly afterwards you’ll receive a welcome pack from your new provider, and there will be no disruption to your power. The whole thing can be taken care of within a few minutes.
When the time comes to renew your current energy contract, just drop us another line, and we can do it again. Seeing as rates can often change you can call us back as much as you like.
Also, we will happily call you back once your contract has ended. This could be a period of one year, or maybe two. Electricity Monster is your Electricity Broker, for life, for Free!
The State of Queensland has always been a leader in the Australian Energy Industry. From opening up new world markets for coal and gas to having the highest rate of solar installations. These industries are supported heavily by the state government. That means your tax dollars are propping up these companies, and you definitely deserve a break. You definitely deserve a discount. And you should definitely call us today!
So submit your details below and we will call you back to lock in these discounts you deserve! Don’t delay, give us a call on 1300 232 848 today and let us help you find you the sharpest rate in your state we have available!
Usually this would eat up a lot of your free time. You would have to go from company to company, calling, checking out the plans on their website, and doing whatever you could to figure out what was the best rate. Thanks to Electricity Monster you can take care of the whole thing in minutes. And we offer a 100% Free Service.
We’ll take your name and address and find out your tariff. From there our brokers compare the rates currently being offered by some of the electricity companies in South East Queensland. When we find a deal that you want we’ll organise the transfer.
No. We take care of everything! Your electricity supply is provided by Energex, not your retailer. Changing retailer is only changing the people who sends your bills and provides your customer service. So you don't need to worry about getting your power switched off.
Not at all. In fact using our Free Service could actually save you money.
Give us a call. We’ll get you onto a plan with the best rate we have on offer from our panel.
Smart meters (also known as digital meters in Queensland) are the latest development in meter reading technology. Smart meters are significantly more accurate than traditional readings, eliminating the need for estimations or for a human to come down and read the meter. Best of all, smart meters take readings every 30 minutes, rather than every three hours, this way you get a much more accurate reading.
An electricity usage charge is what each kilowatt (kWh) of electricity you consume use will cost. How much it costs can vary, but this could be between 20c/kWh and 30c/kWh. Try to remember that these charges will make up a big portion of your power bill, so make sure you call us at Electricity Monster to see if you can find a sharper rate.
An electricity supply charge is the charge to remain hooked up to the energy network in Queensland, which is called Energex. This might appear as cents per day, or it might appear as a larger sum. These rates vary from retailer to retailer so it pays to compare.
Electricity tariffs are complicated but we’ll try to make them clear. These are how your use of electricity is structured, in regards to what you’re charged. Basically you will be charged differently, depending on how you use your electricity. Electricity typically vary from retailer to retailer, but common ones are:
Time of use
A peak usage rate is a charge for the use of electricity at peak times, however this is dependent on what type of tariff you have. If you are on a single rate tariff, you will pay the same rates at any time of day, if you’re on a two-rate tariff will pay both peak and off-peak rates.
What constitutes a peak time depends on specific providers, and in which state you live. For instance, if you are with AGL for power in Queensland, peak rates occur between 4pm and 8pm, Monday to Friday.
Exactly what you might think it is Off peaks rates are what you will be charged during off peak hours. Like with peak rates your tariff also affects your peak and off peak rates. If you’re on a single rate tariff you won’t have to worry, but if you are on a different kind of tariff you might have to pay varying rates.
The same way peak rates are set by retailers, off peak rates are also set by retailers. For instance, off peak times for AGL in Qld are between 10pm and 7am Monday to Friday, and also between 10pm and 7am on weekends.
A pay on time discount is a reward offered by our supplier for paying your bill on time. How much this can be will vary. Suppliers offer this as an incentive to both sign up to their plans, and pay your bills on time.
However, remember to continue paying your bill on time every time you get it, as unpaid bills will affect your discount. Not paying your bills on time could result in a big jump in charges.
This works similarly to a pay on time discount. The same way your provider might offer a pay on time discount for paying on time, they may also offer a direct debit discount for paying via direct debit.
This is how long your discount will be applied for. This is going to be different depending on who you’re with but the period is often between 12-24 months. After this discount benefit period is over you will return to standard rates. Make sure you keep an eye on your bill, as this can sometimes be a massive jump in prices.
Having trouble paying your bill? It might be because it’s too high. If you haven’t taken the time to compare electricity suppliers now is your chance. Call us at Electricity Monster, we’re completely free and we’ll try to find you one of the best plans we have.
This is where you set up regular fixed payments to your electricity supplier based on your typical past electricity usage. This is an excellent idea if you’re budgeting. The idea with bill smoothing is that the bills where you ended up paying more than your usage will compensate for the ones where you paid less.
Call us at Electricity Monster on 1300 232 848. We’ll sort you with a sharper rate.
Do you feel you’re paying too much for electricity? Do you feel like you should be getting a better deal? That’s the exactly the time to switch. Here at Electricity Monster we have some great rates and top plans, and we’d love to help you cut a little bit out of your power bill. It’s also worth checking in with us on the first of August as rates change on the first of July.
UP TO $100 PROTECTION PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE
If for any reason, after 6 months you are not happy with the retailer we switched you to, then we will set you up with any other retailer of your choosing from our panel and reimburse your exit fees where applicable up to $75 for your electricity and $25 for your gas.
So now you can get a better deal on your electricity & gas with 100% peace of mind. Electricity Monster is 100% FREE SERVICE! Up to $100 protection peace of mind guarantee.