Simply Energy vs Origin Energy- Want to save $200?

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Retailer Comparison | BY Ethan Rodgers


According to our calculations, Simply Energy beats Origin Energy in every state, including offering over $200 worth of savings in Victoria.

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Simply Energy vs Origin Energy – Price*

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Possibly the only thing most consumers care about when it comes to their electricity provider. How much is this going to cost me? It’s a fair question, and given the power prices at the moment, one you can’t be blamed for asking.

So, in this first section, we’ll take look at what Origin Energy has on offer from their Origin Saver plan, and what you might get with Simply Energy through Electricity Monster. We’ll go through each of the major eastern states, and break down what you might be expected to pay on either of these plans.

So let’s get started by checking out what these two providers have to offer in NSW.

Victoria

If you live in Victoria you’ve probably heard a lot about how many big discounts are on offer in your state. Simply Energy isn’t looking to get left behind, and their Simply RACV Plus plan could save you nearly $50 a year on your power bill.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Simply RACV Plus (Simply Energy)$ 15970%
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 16436%

South Australia

No-one is a fan of the high prices you get charged in South Australia, with some outlets describing SA power prices as some of the highest in the world. When you’re in a situation like this, every penny you can save counts.

So if saving $150 on your power bill by switching to Origin Max Saver from Simply RAA Plus with Electricity Monster sounds good, call us today!

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Simply RAA Plus (Simply Energy)$ 24840%
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 234015%

NSW

As we will for every state in this article we’ll be looking at what a four-person (with no pool) household might be charged by either of these retailers. As we can see below, if you’re with Simply Energy in NSW, you might save $50 by switching to Origin Max Saver.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Simply NRMA Plus (Simply Energy)$ 20280%
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 197813%

Queensland

Up next we’ll take a look at Queensland. Let’s say you’ve been with Origin Energy for a while now, and you’re on their Origin Max Saver plan, did you know that you might be saving nearly $60 compared to Simply Energy?

If you’re interested in any plans we have available in Queensland, call Electricity Monster today!

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Simply RACQ Plus (Simply Energy)$ 19180%
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 185711%

*All calculations are accurate as of May 21, 2019


Simply Energy vs Origin Energy – Customer Service

Simply vs Origin customer service

When you select a new electricity provider, how much they charge is probably going to be your number one concern. However, you really should also be thinking about what the quality of their customer service is.

Few things in life run smoothly, forever. And sometimes your electricity account can be one of those things that really doesn’t. When times like that roll around it’s a massive load of your mind to know that your provider cares about your issues.

We call this customer service and in this section, we’re going to take a look at what Simply and Origin have to offer you in that department.

Simply Energy

Simply Energy takes great pride in the many awards their service has one, as evident from the page on their site dedicated to talking about it. The past two years have proven to be very productive for Simply Energy.

In 2018, they won a Most Satisfied Customers award form Canstar Blue in the category of Dual Fuel. That means both their gas and electricity has been top-notch lately.

Back in 2017, they won two awards from Canstar Blue, Most Satisfied Customers in South Austalia, among electricity providers and the same award in the same state but for natural gas providers.

Their 2017 win was as a defending champ in SA as well. They picked up the Most Satisfied Customers in SA award in 2016, again for their natural gas service, again from Canstar Blue.

It seems that with time Simply’s service is only getting better. Another thing that great customer service contains is a variety of ways to settle your bill.

And you’ll be pleased to know that Simply Energy has that. You can settle your account via direct debit, online (either via a credit card or even PayPal), BPay, or you can do it in person.

In order to pay your bill in person, all you have to do is go down to your local post office. While you’re there you could pick up an Australia Post payment card and pay using that.

Origin Energy

Origin Energy hasn’t quite gotten in an amongst the awards the way Simply Energy has, but they do have some recognition. They recently picked up a silver award from Reader’s Digest for Quality Service, and have seen some recognition from the Victorian government for their work towards sustainability.

In terms of ways to pay our bill Origin Energy has quite a few options. Like many other retailers, their payment options include online and direct debit, BPay or in person. But they also have options such as EasiPay which opens you up to staggering your payments on a weekly or greater basis.

Options like that are fantastic for families and businesses not wanting to get slammed with an expensive bill.

Learn More: Want to know a bit more? Read the review!

Simply Energy vs Origin Energy – The Results

Electricity Monster can still help you find the right provider for you.

We’ve partnered with some very cost-effective retailers, who might be able to get you a sharper rate on your electricity.

If you’re interested in finding yourself a sharper rate, call us today.

Our number is 1300 232 848, one of our brokers would be happy to help.

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Disclaimer:

This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from Origin Energy and Simply Energy 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 comparison is between a market offer that Origin has in a state, and the rates Simply Energy offers.
  • The plans chosen for comparison may not necessarily reflect the most competitive plans offered by Origin Energy or Simply Energy.
  • 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 used across all electricity retailers.
  • 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

Updated by Ethan Rodgers

Ethan Rodgers

Ethan Rodgers 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.

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