Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is the energy editor at Canstar Blue, reporting on news and trends within the retail market. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned customer service, Jared aims to help Aussies find a better deal on their power. His candid approach to an often-convoluted industry can be credited to his background in journalism. Aside from what’s making headlines, Jared also has an interest in electric vehicles, household energy efficiency and off-grid technologies.

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Which electricity provider should I use?

Posted by February 23rd 2021

A few years ago, many Australians would just accept the price of electricity and pay their bills without questioning it. This was the case with most households until energy markets across the country became deregulated. …

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Sumo drops prices in Victoria but ditches fixed rate plans

Posted by February 1st 2021

Rounding up the month of January, Melbourne-based retailer Sumo has dropped its energy prices by up to seven per cent in Melbourne. Power plans – Sumo Assure and Sumo Freedom – are now considerably cheaper thanks …

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Default Market Offer (DMO) Explained

Posted by February 16th 2021

As any energy-bill payer will tell you, electricity prices have been climbing for some years now. Only recently have changes to the retail market given customers a glimmer of hope for lowering power prices. Following …

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Click Energy vs Origin: Electricity Cost Comparison

Posted by March 2nd 2021

CLICK ENERGY IS NO LONGER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. Details below should be treated as historical information only. Even if you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a fair chance you know who Origin Energy is. With Origin now …

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Pool Pump Running Costs Explained

Posted by February 1st 2021

Swimming is a rite of passage in Australia, which helps explain why so many of us love dipping our feet in the water, particularly during the summer months. In fact, there are more than 1.1 …

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NSW Electricity Distribution Companies

Posted by February 16th 2021

Electricity distributors maintain the electricity network to deliver power to your home and business. Canstar Blue discusses Ausgrid, Endeavour and Essential Energy.

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Faulty meters cost AGL $160,000 in penalties from regulator

Posted by January 20th 2021

AGL and its subsidiaries have paid penalties totalling $160,000 after the regulator issued it with eight infringement notices for breaching National Electricity Rules. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) alleged that AGL failed to promptly fix customers’ …

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Compare Energy Bills

Posted by February 18th 2021

View power bills from six of Australia’s largest energy providers. Compare electricity invoices with Canstar Blue’s guide.

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Alinta Energy moves call centre onshore to regional Victoria

Posted by January 14th 2021

Regional Victoria will soon be home to Alinta Energy’s newest call centre, with the retailer announcing it is bringing its customer service team entirely back onshore. The move by the power retailer is expected to create …