AGL vs Alinta Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

AGL is one of Australia’s oldest and largest electricity and natural gas retailers. Along with Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia, AGL is one of the ‘big three’ power companies across the country, with a combined market share of nearly 75%. But the dominance of these energy giants has waned in recent years as more Australians now understand their options and realise the value of comparing deals. One retailer making waves – and challenging the dominance of the big three – is Alinta Energy.

Although AGL and Alinta Energy both offer similar products across each of the states they operate in, their rates, conditions and discounts may vary markedly. For this reason, our comparison will compare AGL and Alinta Energy in each state separately. This will include Victoria, NSW, SA and QLD.

AGL vs Alinta Energy – Cheapest Deals

Here are the current cheapest published deals on our database for AGL and Alinta Energy across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, with any conditional discounts factored in.

Which deal is cheapest in NSW; AGL or Alinta Energy?

Alinta Energy comes out as the cheapest of the two retailers in NSW. Alinta has consistently been very price-competitive in NSW, although customers may flock to AGL because of its other benefits such as its rewards program. To see how AGL and Alinta Energy compare to other NSW electricity retailers, check out our NSW price comparison.

Here are the AGL and Alinta Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Which deal is cheapest in VIC; AGL or Alinta Energy?

Our results show that Alinta Energy is currently cheaper than AGL in Victoria when comparing the two plans below. See how these retailers stack up to the rest of the competition in Canstar Blue’s electricity price comparison for Victoria.

Here are the AGL and Alinta Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Which deal is cheapest in QLD; AGL or Alinta Energy?

In Queensland, Alinta Energy just comes out on top in terms of price. However, there are benefits of being an AGL customer, such as accessing its’ rewards program, that may push Queenslanders towards the larger retailer. See how Alinta and AGL compare to other retailers in our QLD price comparison.

Here are the AGL and Alinta Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Which deal is cheapest in SA; AGL or Alinta Energy?

By a fair margin, Alinta works out to be the cheaper of the two retailers. See how these retailers compare to other energy companies with our SA price comparison.

Here are the AGL and Alinta Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

What plans do AGL and Alinta Energy offer?

Alinta Energy has been in the electricity and gas markets for years. While it previously offered a variety of plans with big discounts, recent changes to the energy industry have seen it switch to a single, basic deal, with no discounts in sight. AGL, on the other hand, has two market offers available in each state.

AGL Plans

  • Super Saver: The Super Saver plan has fixed rates for a 12-month benefit period. This plan allows access to AGL Rewards and has no exit fees.
  • Flexible Saver: Customers who opt for the Flexible Saver plan will have variable rates, not energy prices that are locked in. AGL Rewards can also be accessed through the AGL app.

Alinta Energy Plans

  • Home Deal: This is a variable rate plan with no lock-in contracts or exit fees. Moving away from large discounts in the wake of regulatory changes in 2019, Alinta Energy has shifted its focus to competitive electricity rates instead.
  • Sports Pack: Offering customers a ‘complimentary’ 12-month subscription to a Kayo Basic – a sports streaming service. Sports Pack comes with variable rates that are slightly higher than the Home Deal plan.

Should I sign up to AGL or Alinta Energy?

Whilst you might say that AGL and Alinta Energy both offer similar value in this comparison, right now, it may come down to considering features like customer incentives and rewards. For example, AGL customers can receive access to the company’s own rewards program, and navigate their account via the AGL app. Alinta Energy customers can also choose a plan which comes with a 12-month Kayo Basic subscription – a sports steaming service.

Meanwhile, Alinta Energy has been recognised for its outstanding customer service, winning Canstar Blue’s 2020 award for most satisfied customers in Queensland, while also performing well in other states. It has also recently launched its own rewards program bringing savings on things like shopping, movie tickets and other leisure activities.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours – just keep in mind that there are other electricity providers out there so be sure to check out Canstar Blue’s customer satisfaction ratings and price comparison tool to find the best retailer for you.

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