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AGL vs Lumo Energy: Electricity cost comparison

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With more than 20 energy retailers now in market across Australia, narrowing down your options can be a mundane task. It doesn’t help that you may have never heard of some power companies, making it difficult to choose a product from a lesser-known brand. Fortunately, the electricity supplied to your home all comes from the same place, meaning the smaller energy providers are worth looking into.

But enough about comparing apples with oranges. In this comparison, we shove Lumo Energy in the ring with AGL to find out which takes top place for price and value. We take a look at both providers to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision.

AGL vs Lumo Energy – cheapest deals

Below are the cheapest published deals currently on Canstar Blue’s database for AGL and Lumo Energy in Victoria and South Australia, with any conditional discounts factored in.

Which deal is cheapest in VIC: AGL or Lumo Energy?

In Victoria, AGL has come out on top with the cheaper price. See how these plans compare to other electricity retailers in our Victorian price comparison report.

Here are the AGL and Lumo Energy plans on our database for VIC. This table contains products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Citipower energy 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. 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 Lumo Energy?

In Adelaide, you’ll find AGL’s cheapest plan beats Lumo’s cheapest offer. See how AGL and Origin compare to other energy providers in the state with our SA electricity costs report.

Here are the AGL and Lumo Energy plans on our database for SA. This table contains products from a referral partner†. 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. 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.

About AGL

AGL is one of the largest energy companies in Australia, supplying power to around 4.3 million residential and small business customers. AGL retails electricity in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, while also selling natural gas in the same states, and the addition of WA. Here are some key features of AGL:

  • Green energy options available for eco-conscious customers.
  • 24-hour call centre with an online chat functionality on website.
  • Multiple billing options (monthly or quarterly).

About Lumo Energy

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Lumo Energy is owned by the Australian Government power generator, Snowy Hydro, along with Red Energy. Unlike AGL, Lumo is only now available to electricity and gas customers in VIC and SA. Here are some key features of Lumo Energy:

  • Rewards program which offers discounts off shopping, dining and more.
  • 100% Australian-owned energy retailer with local and offshore call centres.
  • Live chat functionality and access to My Account portal on website.

Should I sign up to AGL or Lumo Energy?

AGL and Lumo Energy are both perfectly reasonable electricity providers to consider, with little to choose between them in terms of their overall value proposition. Both providers have good sign-up incentives and rewards programs, with strong customer service credentials. Perhaps Lumo Energy’s links with Snowy Hydro and Australian ownership make the difference for you, or maybe you see a safe pair of hands in the energy giant that is AGL?

Snagging a bargain on your energy doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it require lots of your time. Switching electricity providers is simple and could save you money, for more information check out the Canstar Blue link below:

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Tara Donnelly
Utilities Editor
Tara Donnelly is an internet and mobile expert - sectors she’s spent a decade covering - and also oversees energy and consumer technology content. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and has shared her expertise on national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise and the ABC.

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