AGL vs Powerdirect: Electricity Cost Comparison

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In a matchup that sees AGL pitted against its smaller brother, Powerdirect, we take a look to see which plans are the cheapest and offer the best value. While the smaller Powerdirect is not as well known as energy giant, AGL, it does retail electricity to residential customers in New South Wales, Victoria, south east Queensland and South Australia.

Although it’s an AGL-backed company, does Powerdirect have a point of difference in terms of its product offerings, or does it mirror its big brother’s deals? We compare the two energy providers in each state to give you an overview of what deals each currently has in market. Keep in mind, if you want a specific comparison in your neck of the woods, punch your postcode into our free tool below.

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AGL vs Powerdirect – Cheapest Deals

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

NSW – quick comparison

Here are the AGL and Powerdirect plans on our database for NSW. This table includes a product from a referral partner†. 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.

VIC – quick comparison

Here are the AGL and Powerdirect plans on our database for VIC. 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.

QLD – quick comparison

Here are the AGL and Powerdirect plans on our database for QLD. This table includes a product from a referral partner†. 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.

SA – quick comparison

Here are the AGL and Powerdirect plans on our database for SA. This table includes a product 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. 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.

Should I sign up to AGL or Powerdirect?

Given that Powerdirect is owned by AGL, price margins are unsurprisingly thin between the two retailers. With prices so close, it may not be enough to convince switching to a lesser known electricity provider, such as Powerdirect. If you’re a solar customer, you may want to consider AGL’s solar-specific plans, which offer generous feed-in tariffs across NSW, QLD and SA.

Often it can come down to which energy provider you trust the most, the one who’s easiest to contact, or the company that has a plethora of customer rewards. Realistically, price is a huge factor when reviewing suitable energy plans for your household, and you’ll be pleased to know there are many power companies besides AGL and Powerdirect in the market. That’s why it’s best to jump into our price comparison tool to find the best retailer and plan for you.

This comparison is based on a very specific household, with usage figures and postcodes detailed above. Any annual cost estimates should be considered indicative only and not an actual quote. Please use our comparison tool for information catered to your location and electricity usage estimates. 

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