Simply Energy vs Energy Australia – Save $127*

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

Retailer Comparison | BY Alan


Switching to Simply Energy from Energy Australia could save you $127 in NSW.

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Simply Energy vs Energy Australia Electricity

Victoria

Average electricity costs for a 4-person home (5782 kWh/year):

RetailerPlanPrice
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan (Energy Australia)$ 1,292
Simply EnergySimply Energy Saver$ 1,207

In Melbourne, $85 might be saved on Simply Energy.

New South Wales

Average electricity costs for a 4-person home (6632 kWh/year):

RetailerPlanPrice
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan (Energy Australia)$ 1,278
Simply EnergySimply NRMA Blue$ 1,151

In Sydney, a power bill from Simply Energy will save you $127 compared to Energy Australia, on the Ausgrid network.

SE Queensland

Average electricity costs for a 4-person home (6672 kWh/year):

RetailerPlanPrice
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan (Energy Australia)$ 1,297
Simply EnergySimply RACQ Plus (Simply Energy)$ 1,252

Meanwhile, in Brisbane, $45 might be saved with Simply Energy.

South Australia

Average electricity costs for a 4-person home (6019 kWh/year):

RetailerPlanPrice
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan (Energy Australia)$ 1,722
Simply EnergySimply RAA + $50 (Simply Energy)$ 1,667

SA homes on Simply Energy’s ‘Simply RAAplan is a $55 a year cheaper than on an EnergyAustralia market offer!

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Simply Energy vs Energy Australia – Gas

Are you looking for a better deal on gas? Take a look at what Energy Australia and Simply Energy have to offer your family and then give Electricity Monster a call on 13 MONSTER, we can help you compare gas rates too!

NSW

Are you living in Sydney and desperate for a better deal on gas? Consider switching from Simply Energy to Energy Australia and save nearly $200!

RetailerPlanPrice
Simply EnergySimply NRMA$951
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan$626

Victoria

Switching from Simply Energy to Energy Australia is a great way to fight back against high Victorian gas prices! Plus you save $135.

RetailerPlanPrice
Simply EnergySimply AFL$1275
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan$1190

SA

Tired of the cost of energy in Adelaide and elsewhere in South Australia? Go with Energy Australia for your gas and save over $170 compared to Simply Energy.

RetailerPlanPrice
Simply EnergySimply RAA$961
Energy AustraliaTotal Plan$584

Energy Australia vs Simply Energy – Final Verdict

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When it comes to price, Simply Energy comes out on top in VIC, NSW and SA. Energy Australia is slightly superior in QLD.

Ultimately, when comparing Simply Energy vs Energy Australia, it’s best to consider factors other than price as well.

For instance, it would help in the long run if you looked closely at how your discount or credit works. 

A “Guaranteed discount” is highly convenient in ensuring you get the discount you signed up for without a hassle. 

A plan from Energy Australia called the ‘Total Plan’ provides you with a guaranteed discount.

Keep in mind, though, this plan was not the cheapest in some states according to our calculations.

Energy Australia also showcases some flat rate plans.

On the other hand, all plan offers from Simply Energy provide some notable credits.

How do these retailers fare in customer service?

Only about 2%1 of Energy Australia customers filed a complaint while 7.6% of Simply Energy customers had a complaint.

Are you thinking of making a call to either Energy Australia or Simply Energy?

With Energy Australia, you could be annoyed with the waiting.

Energy Australia’s customer reps take 104 seconds1 to attend to you.

Simply Energy does much better in this regard, taking only 34 seconds. 

A report from the AER also insisted that Energy Australia customers were most likely to abandon their call.

Are you interested in going solar?

Simply Energy pays your home a 10 cents/kWh feed-in tariff in QLD, dropping to 8 cents in NSW and goes up to 12 cents in VIC. SA homes get 15 cents for the power they send back to the grid.

Excluding GST, Energy Australia will give your home with a 16.1 cents/kWh feed-in tariff in QLD. This rate drops to 15 cents in SA, 12.5 cents in NSW and 12 cents in VIC.

Find out: Energy Australia vs Origin: Which is better?

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Simply Energy or Energy Australia? 

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With the price of electricity more than doubling2 in the last decade, Simply Energy vs Energy Australia goes beyond just electricity rates.

For customers that are conscious over their carbon footprint, Energy Australia has a solution for you.

With their ‘Go Neutral’ initiative, Energy Australia will buy carbon offsets to cancel out pollution from your energy usage!

Also, the best part is that this initiative is entirely free!

Additionally, Energy Australia’s solar options are attractive as well.

You can buy a solar panel system through the company on a 5-year plan with zero interest, with zero upfront costs!

On the other hand, Simply Energy has plans where you can get a significant credit if you are a member of the NRMA in NSW, RACV in VIC, RACQ in QLD or RAA in SA.

In addition, Simply Energy offer plans where you can get movie tickets! 

Just for being a customer, Simply Energy will put you in a draw to win a $500 EFTPOS gift card, through the “Simply Thanks” competition. 

The draw to win happens in every quarter of 2019.

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Disclaimer:

This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from Energy Australia and Simply Energy in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA. The information in this document cannot substitute for legal advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information from this publication. Then again, individual usage, circumstances and brands could cause usage figures to vary.

Important points to note are:

  • In brief, we do not guarantee that the information applies to every household in Australia.
  • Significantly, all dollar figures are including GST unless explicitly mentioned.
  • The comparison is between a market offer that Energy Australia and Simply Energy have in a state.
  • The plans chosen for comparison may not necessarily reflect the most competitive plans offered by Energy Australia or Simply Energy.
  • Specifically, comparisons are on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Electricity rates used are from the websites of electricity retailers. We have not verified their accuracy.
  • Chiefly, electricity benchmarks used for the average energy usage of households are from the AER website.
  • For Victoria, we have taken the Citipower distributor across all electricity retailers.
  • In NSW, the Ausgrid network is made use of.
  • As for QLD, we have chosen the Energex network.
  • For SA, SA Power Networks distributor is chosen.
  • *$115 of savings is based on our estimates of the top plans from Simply Energy and Energy Australia in certain states.

1 AER submission dated Dec 2018 “Annual report on compliance and performance of the retail energy market 2017-18”

2 ABC News Story dated July 18, 2018 “Chart of the day: Something has gone terribly wrong with electricity prices”

Written by Alan

Alan

Alan is an energy journalist, obsessed with getting Australians a fair price in an inflated electricity market. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Economics, his interests revolve around energy economics.