Post on June 16th, 2015
How You Too Could Get Cheaper Electricity Rates in South Australia and Adelaide
Getting cheaper electricity rates in South Australia has never been easier, but there are three pitfalls that you must be aware off before you switch to ensure you get a better deal.
South Australia was deregulated in 2003 but only started becoming increasingly competitive around 2007 when new retailers entered the marketplace and direct marketing activity started to pick up.
Now consumers have the choice of seven different electricity suppliers, of which only four provide gas. Selecting a better option for you means that you will need to compare rates, tariffs, and terms and conditions before you switch.
But first, you must understand how the market works so that you don’t get misled.
There is one distributor in South Australia.
ETSA (Electricity Trust of South Australia), formerly the billing provider prior to 2003, looks after the physical services through the state by supplying the power, reading the meters, and fixing the faults.
You can be rest assured that regardless of which billing service you select (e.g. AGL, Simply Energy, or Origin), you will have the exact same quality of power. But the name of the game is to get a cheaper electricity rate.
Guide for Cheaper Electricity Rates in NSW and Sydney
- Step 1: Get rid of your summertime surcharge. Grab an old bill from January to March 31st and compare it to another bill from April to December. You will find that in the summer, you are being charged higher kilowatt charges on your usage and also a higher supply charge on your bill.
You must first get rid of this surcharge. To find out which electricity retailers do not charge the higher summertime rates, call ElectricityWizard on 1300 763 708.
- Step 2: Find the supplier with the highest percentage discount when you pay your bills on time. You should not settle for anything less than 10% at the very least on your bills.
- Step 3: Ensure that energy suppliers provide you with GST exclusive and discount exclusive kilowatt rates. This will enable you to do an accurate comparison to what is on the back of your bill.
- Step 4: Ensure your new energy supplier has a cap on rate rises. Then you will have the peace of mind that your rates will not jump uncontrollably.
The Fastest Way to Better Rates in South Australia and Adelaide
The easiest way to save time and headaches and to get all the information you need is to call an energy broker like ElectricityWizard. We will work hard to find you a better deal that meets your needs. We will ensure that you receive accurate information about which of our preferred suppliers is right for you, only if they offer you a much better deal than you have already. More importantly, you’ll speak directly to a person who will answer all of your most pressing questions. It only takes five minutes and you could get better energy rates.
Call 1300 763 708 or simply compare online.