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Brendon O'Neill

Brendon O'Neill Brendon O’Neill is a Canstar Blue journalist covering all aspects of the energy industry, from generation to legislation and everything in between. With a particular focus on energy retail, he’s passionate about helping Australian consumers better-navigate their energy options and find a better deal.


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How to get the best energy discounts

Posted by April 14th 2021

Most electricity and gas companies offer large discounts to some customers. Find out how you can save money on your energy bill at Canstar Blue.



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How to earn flybuys points with AGL

Posted by April 7th 2021

Customers who linked their Flybuys membership and AGL account before 31 March 2021 may be able to collect Flybuys points. Please treat information below as historical only. AGL is one of Australia’s largest electricity and gas …


Cancelling Your Energy Contract

How to cancel your energy contract

Posted by February 16th 2021

Whether you’re moving house, switching providers or maybe even going off-grid, there comes a point when most Aussie consumers need to cancel their energy contract. Cancelling your energy contract might seem daunting at first, but …


Door to Door energy guide

What to do when an energy salesperson comes to your door

Posted by February 8th 2021

You’re enjoying a quiet afternoon at home when suddenly you hear a knock at the door. “Who could this be?” you ask yourself as you walk over to find out. You open the front door …


Electricity Meter Types Explained

Electricity Meter Types Explained

Posted by February 23rd 2021

Electricity meters measure a property’s electricity consumption and are used by energy companies to calculate what to charge on your power bill. There are three key types of electricity meters and while you might be …


Electricity Costs per kWh

Average Electricity Costs per kWh

Posted by February 3rd 2021

Canstar Blue has calculated and compared the average kWh price of electricity in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. See how your state compares.


Electricity cost of ceiling fans

The running cost of ceiling fans

Posted by February 10th 2021

How much electricity are your ceiling fans using and what does this cost you? Canstar Blue has examined the cost of using ceiling fans.


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Who Is My Energy Distributor?

Posted by January 18th 2021

In case of a power or gas outage, it’s important to know who your electricity/gas distributor is & how they are different from your retailer.


AGL Solar Review & Guide

Posted by March 15th 2021

AGL is a behemoth energy company and market leader in Australia’s rooftop solar industry. But does it have the best solar deal for you?