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Another day another retailer review, this time we’re going to take a look at one of the biggest providers in the country – Origin Energy.
Origin Energy has been around a long time compared to many other retailers and is closing in on twenty years in the market.
Have those twenty years taught Origin Energy a thing or two about serving their customers?
That’s exactly what we’re here to find out.
We’re going to break down what Origin Energy offers in terms of the overall bill, choice and any extra incentives they throw into the mix.
We’ll be giving an overall score out of five, as well as rating the price and choice offered in each state.
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Alright with that all said, let’s get started on the Origin Energy 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 metrics, Australians have seen their power bill double in the past ten years. 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.
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. You could also opt for Origin Saver which offers a 14% PoT discount.
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?
Moving back south to Victoria, it’s a spotty performance from Origin. On the plus side, you do have a massive amount of choice, with over 4 different plans on offer, however, none of them offers supremely good prices. The best is the One Low Rate, which comes with no discount and just low rates.
Finally, we’re going to take a look at Origin Energy in NSW, and it’s a much better performance from Origin Energy in this state. With attractive plans on offer, you have options in terms of what you go with, but it’s Origin Maximiser that comes through with a really competitive price in a state known for being one of the most expensive in the country.
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. One thing that’s really great about Origin Energy’s business service is that in addition to their business plans, they also offer Rate Freeze.
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. Knowing that the rate you pay on your electricity will remain the same for an extended period of time is a real load off. Origin Energy offers to freeze your rates for a period of two years.
Those are the plans, but what else is on offer from Origin Energy. Unfortunately, Origin Energy does not offer any sort of rewards programme, unlike many other leading retailers like Alinta, AGL Energy and Simply Energy.
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 means you can keep an eye on your usage and billing without having to wait for a bill to arrive in the mail.
Just download it from the app store and take a look!
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 retailers are offering in your state.
You could take the time to go through every retailer, comparing and contrasting exactly what they have on offer.
You might get it all done after many hours.
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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.