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Electricity Providers Tasmania

After a better deal in Tasmania? You might not think you have a lot of options in your state, but in fact, you have freedom of choice when it comes to your electricity provider . This is a relatively recent development and one that many people might have missed. With new providers entering your now deregulated market, it’s a really great opportunity to start seeking out a better deal on your residential and business electricity and gas. That’s why you should definitely give Electricity Monster a call. We can help search for a sharp rate. All it takes is one phone call, a member of our team will guide you through the whole process, it takes as little as fifteen minutes and is a 100% Free Service.

So get in touch today, our number is 1300 232 848.

The past 25 years have seen most Australian states and territories deregulate their energy markets, and Tasmania is the latest state to take the plunge. Prior to this, Tasmanians had very little choice in regards to their retailer with the only option available the state-owned Aurora Energy. With the arrival of 1st Energy in the market, Tasmanians finally have a choice, and with time, more and more retailers could enter the market as well. As your market develops, you’re going to need an expert to help you navigate the deals. When you call Electricity Monster, you’ll be in the safe hands of a trained professional electricity broker.

Here’s how our process works, we’ll first take your call. After that, we just need a few details, and we can get started. We’ll compare what you’re currently paying, to our list of premium providers. If we find a deal for you, we’ll take care of the changeover. Shortly afterwards, you’ll get a welcome pack in the mail from your new provider. Best of all, we offer a 100% Free Service.

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Tasmania’s Hydro Journey

Tasmania has one of the most unique energy situations in the entire country. For many years, every step of how your electricity got to you, from generation to retail, was handled by some form of a government entity. It begins with how your energy is generated. Did you know over 90% of Tasmanian energy comes from renewable means? This the result of over 100 different hydroelectric dams dotted about the state. All these dams are owned and operated by Hydro Tasmania, a state-owned enterprise, that also takes care of an array of wind farms.

Hydro Tasmania is a Tasmanian institution. In fact, it can trace its roots in the state back over a century, to 1914, when the state government set up the Hydro-Electric Department (which was later renamed the Hydro-Electric Commission or HEC). The Hydro-Electric Commission quickly assumed control over some of the previously completed dams and established itself as the major energy generator in the state.

Following World War Two, Tasmania’s dam construction in Tasmania saw an upturn . A number of public works programmes lead to a flood of new workers keen for some employment. Initially, most of the new dams being constructed were in the centre of the state, but as the years wore on, more dams were constructed in the outlying western and southwestern rivers. The idea was, back in the day, to use every last drop of the state’s water resources to generate energy.

Eventually, the construction of more dams began to meet with some public pushback. It was becoming increasingly apparent that the HEC has an extreme amount of influence in regards to Tasmania’s environment and energy. This came to a head when the HEC announced it wanted to dam the Gordon River below the Franklin River. The public was having none of it, and by 1983, after an unpopular referendum, and a blockade from environmentalists, the Gordon-below-Franklin dam plan was abandoned.

In the 90s, all across Australia, government entities like the HEC were being sold off or converted into state-owned corporations. The HEC suffered a similar fate as part of the privatisation fad that was sweeping the nation. The HEC was converted into three companies, Hydro Tasmania (a generator) Transend Networks (a distributor) and Aurora Energy (a retailer). All three companies remained owned by the Tasmanian government, but now operated as separate companies.

These days most people are with Aurora Energy as their electricity retailer, but there have been some changes in the market, and you might be able to find yourself a better deal. To learn more, continue reading below.

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How to find a better deal in Tasmania

So now you know about the situation, how do you find yourself a better deal? How do you know which of the available providers are really offering a good deal? And how do you go about comparing these retailers? You could do it yourself, and waste a lot of time checking and cross-checking rates and discounts. Or you could just make one phone call to Electricity Monster.

We offer a 100% Free Service that allows you to compare what you’re currently paying on your residential or business electricity to one of our partner providers. We make it our job to take the hassle of comparing energy retailers out of your hands.

We might be able to help you find a sharper rate on your energy, in as little as fifteen minutes. Plus we’ll take care of the switch to your new retailer, so you have nothing to worry about.

So get in touch with us today, our number is 1300 232 848, we look forward to hearing from you.

2016 Tasmanian Energy Crisis

In 2016, Tasmania faced an energy crisis. Over the years, Tasmania had grown very dependent on hydroelectricity, so much so that a non-hydro plant was decommissioned. However while hydropower is great, there can be a few problems with it. One is that you become very reliant on rainfall in order to keep your situation steady.

The problem for Tasmania was that in the previous two years, 2014 and 2015, they had sent a lot of surplus energy over to Victoria. Then Tasmania hit a period of lower rainfall. Then the cable that connected Tasmania and Victoria experienced a fault, and suddenly Tasmania was left with very low levels of stored energy for its citizens.

Once this happened, an emergency plan was put into action. Firstly an old gas-fired plant was turned back on out in the Tamar Valley. Secondly, a bunch of agreements were struck with some massive users in the state, namely two smelters and a paper mill, to reduce their electricity usage. Then over 200 MW of diesel generators were sent out all across the state.

Although some difficult decisions had to be made, the problem was largely taken care of within the next few months. With the faulted cable fixed, Hydro Tasmania let the state know that they would be resuming normal operations in May of the same year. This news was greeted with some higher than average rainfalls for that time of year.

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Maybe you’re not too sure how our service works?

It’s all starts behind the scenes. Electricity Monster has taken the time to collect some of Australia’s leading retailers all in one place, and Tasmania is no different. All it takes from you is to pick up the phone. We’ll take down your address and get right onto helping you search for a sharper rate for your home or business. We’ll compare what we’ve got available in your area and see if we can find a more cost-effective solution for you.

If we’re able to help you track down a deal you love, we then take care of switch to your new provider. After that just keep an eye on your mailbox, because a welcome pack from your new provider should be on the way. In case you’re worried just know that there will be no disruption to your power as a result of our process.

When it’s time to renew your contract with your electricity provider, we can do the whole thing again! Just drop us another line, and we’ll take a look at how the market has changed since we last spoke to you, and if there’s a better deal waiting out there for you. Electricity Monster can be your electricity broker for life, for free.

Now that there’s some competition available in Tasmania, it really pays to pay more attention to your energy market. But if you’ve got a lot on your plate, getting a professional to take care of it for you is the next best option. Electricity Monster might be able to help you search for a better deal in as little as fifteen minutes.

So get in touch with us today! You can submit your details on the form below, or you can call us on 1300 232 848.

FAQ

Often, if you want to compare electricity providers, you might end up using up a lot of time. You’d have to figure out what the companies are offering, then cross-check their rates and discounts, and try to figure out where the best deal is. Or you could just make one call to Electricity Monster and let us do it for you.

All we need is your name and address to start searching for sharper rates. Once we have that, we’ll compare the available retailers in Tasmania to what you’re currently paying. If we find a great plan, we handle the switch to your new provider.

Absolutely not. While your electricity is being switched from one retailer to another, your lights will remain on the whole time.

Not with Electricity Monster, we can help you find a better deal all for free.

Just pick up the phone and get in touch with us! We’ll take care of your sign up.

Smart meters are an interesting new development in electricity meter technology. They offer a much more effective reading of your electricity usage but taking a reading every thirty minutes, rather than every three hours. They then send their data out as well, which means traditional readings might be a thing of the past.

Your electricity usage charge is a big portion of your electricity bill. Its a charge your receive based on how much electricity you use. The more you use, the more you might be charged, and in theory, if you used no electricity you’d have no electricity usage bill. Generally, these charges vary in price, but are often somewhere in the ballpark of 20c per kilowatt, to 30c per kilowatt.

This is the charge you receive to remain connected to your energy network. In Tasmania this energy network is TasNetworks. This charge might appear as cents per day or a larger sum. Your usage rates can be quite different from provider to provider, so take the time to compare.

These are a little tricky to understand. A tariff is how your energy use is structured, and it affects how you’re charged. Depending on what tariff you’re on, you might get charged differently. Check with your provider regarding your tariff, as these can be quite different from company to company and region to region. The most widespread types of tariff are:

  • Single rate
  • Controlled load
  • Block rate
  • Two rate
  • Time of use

A peak usage rate is what you get charged for using power during a specified period of the day. This time period changes depending on what sort of electricity tariff you have. If you’re on a single use tariff, all day is peak use. If you’re on any kind of two or more rate period, your peak will be a certain time period, often during times when people use the most electricity.

Off-peak is the other side of the peak usage coin. An off-peak rate is what you’ll be charged during a period of time not classified as peak or any other type of period. You will only get off-peak rates if you’re on a two or more rate tariff, so if you’re just on a single use tariff, you won’t have to worry about it too much.

Paid your bills by the due date? Congratulations, you may be eligible for a pay on time discount. Energy retailers offer these as an incentive to pay your bills on time. Often these can lead to sizable discounts on your power bill.

However, if you don’t pay your bill in full by the due date, you might end up paying standard rates which can be quite expensive. So make sure you stay on top of everything, or opt for a plan with a guaranteed discount.

This is quite similar to a regular pay on time discount. Instead of receiving a discount for paying your bill on time, you’ll receive a discount for paying your bill via direct debit. It’s that simple.

Remember when you signed up for your energy provider? That discount you were offered might have expired. That’s because these discounts are typically applied for only a set period of time, often somewhere around 12-24 months. Once that discount expires, you’ll be on default rates and might be in for a nasty price spike.

Think about switching providers. Many people can’t pay their bill because it’s gotten out of hand. It might only take as little as fifteen minutes to track down a sharper rate with Electricity Monster, so give us a call. You really don’t need to be paying as much as you are now.

Bill smoothing is an excellent option if you want a bit more consistency in your bill. The idea is pretty straightforward. You’ll pay in more frequent intervals, which in some periods will be less than your usage, and in others more, with the idea that the bill will even itself out over time. If you’re budgeting or not interested in a surprising bill, consider bill smoothing.

Give us a call! Our number is 1300 232 848, we can help you out.

Whenever you like, but especially when you feel you’re paying too much for power. When you’ve seen your power bill get more and more expensive over the past few bill periods, maybe it’s time to think about the switch? We’ve got some excellent rates and plans on offer here at Electricity Monster, and we might be able to help you search for a plan that saves you money. Also keep an eye on what month it is, as rates often change in the first week of July.

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