Powershop Review 2019 – You could save over $200!*

* We do not compare all energy providers & have commercial arrangements with our partners.

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According to our Powershop review, this is one of the cheapest electricity retailers in Australia!

In some states, you could save $165-$225 a year compared to our average price.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested put your details in the form above or call us on 1300 232 848.


Powershop Review Overall Ratings

The first part of our Powershop review is the price. We give Powershop top marks in NSW and SA, and excellent marks in Queenslands for the big savings they offer their customers.

For the purposes of our review of this energy company, we’ll be looking at Powershop’s best plan, the Powershop Shopper Market Offer, however, they do have a simpler plan called Powershop Lite which is more expensive.

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Powershop Residential Electricity

Looking for a great deal for your home and family? Powershop has top deals in NSW, SA and Queensland and super rates in Victoria. If saving up to $225 sounds like something you’re interested in read on.

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Powershop Electricity NSW

Powershop is one of the best providers in NSW, smashing their way past the DMO. Their prices beat our average by $165. The best plan they offer is their standard Auto Pay Play which we calculate as being the cheapest. It comes with a 15% discount provided you log in to your My Account and pay the entire balance of the bill.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Shopper Market Offer (Powershop)$ 188215%
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Powershop Energy Queensland

Next, we’re going to head up to Queensland and it’s another bargain from Powershop here. The most affordable plan they offer is once again Auto Pay w/Mega Pack a plan that beats our average price by $86. The simpler Powershop Lite once again falls behind the other plan.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Shopper Market Offer (Powershop)$ 177215%
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Powershop Energy Victoria

How does Powershop compete in such a saturated market as Victoria? You’ll be pleased to know that they offer the same fantastic options in terms of choice that they do in other states.  If you’re looking for a great deal in Victoria, call Electricity Monster, and we’ll figure out if we can help you out. We calculate that they beat the average by $67.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Shopper Market Offer (Powershop)$ 157523.2%
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Powershop Electricity SA

Powershop has recently begun operations in South Australia, which is great news for South Australians as their rates are fantastic. We calculate you could on average save about $225 a year with Powershop. Their Powershop Shopper plan offers the same fantastic flexibility as their offers in other states.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Shopper Market Offer (Powershop)$ 229315%
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Powershop Review for Business

The next part of the Powershop review is the business section, Powershop also offers business electricity. Much the same way they do it for residential customers, there are two options, Powershop Lite and Powershop Market Offer. Their business service is even better than their residential, especially in competitive states such as NSW and Victoria, and they also pull through in Queensland. 

Here's how they can help your business

NSW

The first part of our Powershop review for business will look at NSW. And we’ve got some good news! If you run a business in NSW and are looking for a power company that’s a real power saver, consider going with Powershop. Powershop’s Shopper Market Offer is fantastically affordable, beating our calculated average and saving you over $450. Tracking down a sharp rate for your home or business doesn’t need to be a hassle, you can get sharp rates in as little as fifteen minutes when you call us.

VIC

If your business is looking for a better energy retailer, consider going with Powershop. In Victoria, their Powershop Shopper Market Offer for business offers you prices that we calculate will save you over $250 compared to the average business cost we have calculated. Offering a great deal to Australian households is one thing, but it really seems Powershop has come through for small business.

QLD

Meanwhile, in Queensland you could get even bigger savings if you switch to Powershop. Their business service continues to be fantastic with their Powershop Shopper Market Offer beats our calculated Queensland average by over $400. This is a massive saving and if it sounds like something your business could use, just give us a ring.  

SA

Last for our Powershop review for business we’ll look at SA. If you’re living in SA and run your own business switching to Powershop might be a good idea. Based on our calculations Powershop offers it’s business customers in SA a fairly average price. This is good because there are so many truly expensive offers available in your state, one of the most expensive for power in the world.

What else can Powershop offer me? Customer Service, Green Energy & More

Sick of old fashioned power companies that do things the exact same way they did it in the 1970s? Consider Powershop. With Powershop you get your power by purchasing powerpacks. You can do this after the fact, or even stock on future packs in advance. It gives you total control over your electricity situation.

Particular attention has been paid to Powershop’s app, one of the leading apps on the energy market. This app is free and is a real asset to your electricity usage. For one, when coupled with your smart meter, it allows you to monitor your usage, so you can really get a handle on your unique energy needs. This a great tool for anyone looking to curb their electricity usage.

What else can they offer me?

Secondly, it allows you to purchase your power packs quickly and easily. You can take care of these things from anywhere in the world, adding an extra layer of convenience. Imagine being able to settle your power bill while kicking back in Bali? It also allows you to manage your account. And by managing your account, we mean really take care of things.

Not only can you look back at your billing history to figure out some trends, but you can also organise a meter read without having to call anyone. That’s a major relief. Lastly, it can actually save you money. If you sign up a mate, Powershop will flick a $75 credit onto your energy bill. 

In addition to the app, Powershop can also offer you greener energy only renewable means. Thanks to its owner Meridian Energy’s commitment to eschewing fossil fuels, all the energy you use as a Powershop customer is 100% carbon offset.  Finally, any electricity connection you might get through Powershop will be free.  

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Depending on where you live going with Powershop could save your up to $225.

All you need to do is call us on 1300 232 848 or put your details in the form below.

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Disclaimer:

This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on electricity and gas plans from Powershop in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. The information being made available in this document cannot substitute for legally sound advice. No financial decisions should be made based on data 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.
  • Significantly, all dollar figures are including GST.
  • Rates are accurate as of August 15, 2019.
  • Specifically, electricity comparisons are on the peak rates in single rate plans, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Similarly, gas comparisons are on the first tranche of usage charges, plus their daily gas supply charges. 
  • Accordingly, electricity rates used are from the retailer website. We have not verified their accuracy.
  • Chiefly, electricity and gas benchmarks used for the average energy usage of households are from the AER website.
  • For Victoria, the Citipower distributor has been used across all electricity retailers.
  • In NSW, we have used the Ausgrid network.
  • *Savings figure based on estimated savings compared to Electricity Monster’s calculated average. 

Written by Ethan

Ethan

Ethan is an energy journalist with a passion for how the electricity industry affects regular people. His key areas of interest are the energy poverty crisis and inner workings of each state’s electricity situation.