- 1 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL - Who Offers the Cheapest Plans?
- 2 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Solar FiT
- 3 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Features
- 4 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Payment Options
- 5 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Renewables
- 6 Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Results
- 7 Should I Switch to Origin Energy or ActewAGL?
- 8 Other Reads You Might Like
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL - Who Offers the Cheapest Plans?
In our latest article, we take a look at two popular retailers in Origin Energy and ActewAGL. Both providers have plenty to offer in regard to electricity plans, feed-in tariffs, and more. However, ActewAGL's service area only extends out to south-east NSW, including areas such as Queanbeyan and Shoalhaven. Which provider offers the best value for your home? Find out more below.
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Plans ACT
In ACT, Origin Energy's Go Variable plan is more cost-effective than ActewAGL’s Simple Saver plan.
|Plan Name||% Below DMO*||Price/year (Est.)|
Origin Go Variable
*Australian Capital Territory electricity rates are based on usage of 6100kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Evoenergy network, the DMO reference price is: $2,152 / year. Click here for more information.
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Plans NSW
In NSW, ActewAGL's Solar Saver plan is more cost-effective than Origin Energy's Go Variable plan.
|Plan Name||% Below DMO*||Price/year (Est.)|
Origin Go Variable
*New South Wales electricity rates are based on usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the DMO reference price is: $1,827 / year. Click here for more information.
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Solar FiT
Next, we’ll cover the latest solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) offered by ActewAGL and Origin Energy. If you’re a solar owner, or considering going solar, it’s important to find a high solar feed-in tariff rate to maximize the rate of return on your solar investment. But a high feed-in tariff shouldn’t be the only factor when choosing a plan. Speak with one of our energy experts now to learn more.
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Features
Both ActewAGL and Origin Energy offer a variety of unique features. From bill smoothing to a full-service online account, energy retailers are giving customers more for their money. But what do ActewAGL and Origin Energy offer? Find out more below.
|Green Power Option|
|Carbon Neutral Option|
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Payment Options
Wondering what payment methods Origin Energy and ActewAGL accept? Keep in mind that not all retailers will accept every form of payment. Below you’ll find what Origin Energy and ActewAGL accept.
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Renewables
Does ActewAGL or Origin Energy rank high in transitioning towards renewable energy? Energy retailers continue to promote how they are helping the environment through ‘green’ initiatives. But what metrics support their claims? Find out below.
ActewAGL and Origin Energy participated in a study that measured their efforts toward sustainability and support for renewable energy. The data shown below was pulled from the 2020 Green Electricity Guide (GEG) by Greenpeace.
ActewAGL scored relatively high in ‘pollution & environmental harm’ with an 8.6 out of 10.
However, ActewAGL scored zeroes in every other category – leaving much to be desired.
On the other hand, Origin Energy scored an above-average 8 out of 10 in ‘support for new renewable energy’ and an 8 out of 10 in ‘transparency in marketing’.
The overall rating given by the Green Energy Guide has ActewAGL listed at an abysmal 1.29 out of 10 and Origin Energy at a below-average 1.6 out of 10.
|Providing clean, renewable energy||0/10||0/10|
|Ending coal use by 2030||0/10||0/10|
|Halting fossil fuel expansion||0/10||0/10|
|Support for new renewable energy||8/10||0/10|
|Pollution & environmental harm||0/10||8.6/10|
|Transparency in marketing||8/10||0/10|
Origin Energy vs ActewAGL Results
Should I Switch to Origin Energy or ActewAGL?
There you have it. Both retailers clearly have work to do in terms of renewable energy support but they do offer a variety of unique features, feed-in tariffs, and electricity plans. Keep in mind that ActewAGL does not service the same areas as Origin Energy but their market offers within their serviceable region are competitive. Both retailers have intriguing offers that may be worth considering.
But before switching to either one of these retailers we recommend phoning us at Electricity Monster on 1300 232 848 and let our energy experts work to find you the best deal we have available.
If you’re worried about paying too much on energy, need a new connection, or just want your power bill analysed, give us a call at 1300 232 848. At Electricity Monster, we offer various free solutions to help you find a fair deal. Best of all, our comprehensive service is 100% free to use, and our energy experts pride themselves on finding you the best deal we have available. Give us a call today and see how we can help.
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This publication reviews ActewAGL and Origin Energy’s plans in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and WA published on their website as of 02/11/2023.
Important Points to note are:
- The plans displayed have been taken from the energy fact sheets published on the retailer's website. We do not guarantee that this information is correct or that it applies to every household in Australia.
- Comparisons have been made on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
- The Citipower network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in Victoria.
- The Ausgrid network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Jemena gas network has been used to compare gas plans in NSW.
- The SA Power Networks network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in Victoria.
- The Energex network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Australian Gas network has been used to compare gas plans in QLD.
- The Evoenergy network has been used to compare electricity plans, and the Jemena gas network has been used to compare gas plans in the ACT.
- The ACTO network has been used to compare gas plans in WA.
- The reference price/VDO/GAS comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.
- The information in this blog cannot substitute for legal advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information from this blog.
- All dollar figures include GST.
- The plans displayed may be different than advertised.
- The plans offered on this page may not be available in our call center.
- ‘Get Best Offer’ is indicative of the best offer available in our database from our partners
- Data regarding renewable energy was pulled from the publication Green Energy Guide by GreenPeace.Plans from the rate tables have been listed in order of lowest price first. Please check the details of these plans directly with the retailer before making any purchase decisions.
- Electricity plans are now compared to a regulated price called the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). This makes it easier to compare energy plans across the market. The VDO comparison and annual estimate is calculated based on an average usage customer.
- When calculating our rates we include in the price/year estimate the GST (unless otherwise stated), any advertised non-conditional discounts (e.g. guaranteed discount), and any one-off credits.
- What's not included in the price/year estimate are conditional discounts, green energy charges, any concessions or rebates which may apply to you, solar feed-in tariff credits that your solar system could generate.
- The VDO comparison will differ based on tariff type and location (distribution area). Your actual energy bill may be significantly different to these estimates if your usage differs from the average amounts used in this calculation.
Benjamin Tom covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, solar, and Internet. His interests include helping people navigate the complexities of the energy market while saving money on their power bills.