If you live in SA or NSW, switching to Origin Energy could be the best decision you make.
We score Origin very highly in these states for their affordable service.
Getting a better deal on your electricity or natural gas doesn’t need to be a hassle. Just make one call to the team at Electricity Monster on 1300 232 848 and start saving.
Alright with that all said, let’s get started on the Origin Energy review.
Origin Energy Rates Review
Everyone’s heard all about what’s going on with the price of electricity in this country. So many people dread what’s about to arrive in their mailbox and for good reason. According to some stats, Australians have seen their power bill double in the past ten years, and some have seen it go up in the last 12 months. Meanwhile, you’ve still got the regular concerns of work and family to worry about as well. So you want to know that you’re not getting taken to the cleaners on your power bill. Here’s what Origin Energy has to offer a four-person household in each major Australian state. Generally, Origin plans come with either pay on time discount, a guaranteed discount or direct debit discount.
Origin Energy Rates SA
We’ll start off with SA where Origin has come through with a couple of very competitive offers. Origin Maximiser is the best plan they offer, with an 18% guaranteed discount on your usage but not your supply charge. You could also opt for Origin Saver which offers a 14% PoT discount.
Origin Energy Rates Queensland
Up North in Queensland, Origin doesn’t perform quite as well as they did in SA. Both Origin Maximiser and Origin Saver offer competitive discounts of 20% and 18% respectively, but their overall cost remains quite high. Perhaps consider a different provider if you live in Queensland?
Origin Energy Rates Victoria
Moving back south to Victoria, it’s a spotty performance from Origin. While Origin offers a number of energy plans, none of them are very cheap. The best is the One Low Rate, which comes with no discount and just low rates.
Origin Energy Rates New South Wales
Finally, we’re going to take a look at Origin Energy in NSW. There is some good news for Origin customers in this state, much cheaper prices. Of all the plans Origin has available in NSW, we’ve found that Origin Maximiser is the cheapest.
Origin Energy Business Review
Origin Energy doesn’t just offer retail electricity for residential customers. They also have a number of plans on offer for business customers in many Australian states. In NSW, Queensland, and South Australia you’ll have a choice between Origin Business Bill Saver or Origin BusinessSaver.
Both of these plans offer competitive discounts and rates. However, in Victora, you do not have the option to choose Bill Saver. What a lot of business customers really need is security. If this is something you’re interested in, consider Origin’s Rate Freeze plan.
When you’re running a business, you want as few surprises as possible. Part of keeping things running smoothly is being on top of all your outgoing expenses. A stable price over a long period of time can offer real peace of mind. Origin Energy offers to freeze your rates for a period of two years.
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What else does Origin Energy offer?
Those are the plans, but what else is on offer from Origin Energy. Many leading electricity retailers like Alinta, AGL Energy and Simply Energy offer rewards programmes. Sadly, Origin does not offer a rewards programme but they have bonuses in other areas.
One thing they do offer, however, is a handy phone app. The app is free and allows you to keep track of all manner of things to do with your electricity situation. This app allows you to keep an eye on your usage and pay your bills. This is great for people who don’t want to wait around for a bill to arrive in the mail.
Just download it from the app store and take a look!
Origin Energy also pays attention to customer service. They offer a number of quick and easy ways to pay your bill. You can pay online via credit card if you’re looking for a simple option. You can also set up a direct debit in your bank account. This option is good as it is a low hassle alternative. You can also pay using BPay.
If you’re a bit more old fashioned, you could also pay over the phone or through the mail. Lastly, you can also pay in person. All you need to do is go down to your local post office. Accepted payment methods include cheque, EFTPOS and cash.
Looking for a sharp rate?
Unless you’re living in NSW or SA Origin Energy might not be for you.
That means it’s time to take a look at what other electricity and gas retailers are offering in your state.
You could take the time to go through energy retailers, comparing and contrasting exactly what they have on offer.
You might get it all done after many hours.
Or you could take as little as fifteen minutes to get a comparison with Electricity Monster.
A member of our team can help you compare energy companies and find a low rate plan.
So we can offer you a great deal and take care of the paperwork.
Electricity Monster can also advise you on issues like connection and exits fees as well.
If you’re sick of high prices and want to find a better deal, contact our call centre on 1300 232 848.
Remember to stay tuned for more retailer reviews and comparisons.
This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from AGL in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA. The information being made available in this document cannot substitute for legally sound advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information 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
- All dollar figures are including GST.
- The review is of rates AGL offers through Electricity Monster.
- Comparisons have been made on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
- Electricity rates used for calculation were taken from the websites of electricity retailers. We have verified the accuracy of the depictions in retailer websites.
- Electricity benchmarks used for calculating the average kilowatt-hour usage of households are from the Australian Energy Regulators website.
- For Victoria, the Citipower distributor has been utilized across all electricity retailers.
- However, in NSW, the Ausgrid network is utilised across all electricity retailers.
- For QLD, we have chosen the Energex network across all electricity retailers.
- In SA, SA Power Networks distributor has been chosen for use across all electricity retailers
- So, star ratings for the price are calculated by comparing the prices offered in each state, to average prices offered by seven retailers.
Written by Ethan Rodgers
April 3, 2019