Alinta Energy vs Simply Energy: Electricity Cost Comparison

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In a contest between two up and coming power companies, we check out Alinta Energy and Simply Energy to see which has the cheapest prices and best overall value. Aside from chipping away at the market share of the ‘big three’ providers – Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia – we examine Alinta and Simply Energy’s products to give you a better understanding of what’s on offer. If you’re thinking about giving your current provider the flick, then these two are certainly worthy of your consideration, with exclusive deals and decent electricity rates just some of the highlights for customers.

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Alinta vs Simply Energy – Cheapest Deals

Below are the cheapest published deals currently available on our database for Alinta Energy and Simply Energy. We show plan pricing in New South Wales, Victoria, south east Queensland and South Australia.

NSW – Electricity Price Comparison

Here are the Alinta Energy and Simply 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 vary depending on your own circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/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.

Victoria – Electricity Price Comparison

Here are the Alinta Energy and Simply Energy plans on our database for VIC. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your own 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.

QLD – Electricity Price Comparison

Here are the Alinta Energy and Simply Energy plans on our database for 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. 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 – Electricity Price Comparison

Here are the Alinta Energy and Simply Energy plans on our database for SA. 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. 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 Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy has come a long way since its founding in 2011, particularly in south east QLD where the retailer now has roughly 10 per cent of the residential market share. The power company tends to offer energy plans with competitive variable rates, no exit fees and flexible payment options.

About Simply Energy

While Alinta is big in QLD, Simply Energy is a fan favourite in South Australia where it’s the third largest residential electricity provider behind AGL and Origin. A retailer known for its exclusive offers to customers who are members of certain clubs, Simply Energy offers variable rates, no exit fees and guaranteed discounts.

  • Electricity available in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and natural gas in NSW, VIC, SA and WA
  • Partnered with motoring clubs that offer larger unconditional discounts for members
  • Victorians can bank 1,000 Vrewards points on its Simply Movies plan to use at Village Cinemas

Should I choose Alinta or Simply Energy?

It’s safe to say that Alinta and Simply Energy’s presence is broadly felt in QLD, SA and WA, which may indicate a shift in power to smaller yet established brands in market. While these providers are not as well known in NSW and Victoria, you’ll still have plenty of reasons to consider switching if you’re unhappy with your current retailer.

If you’re after competitive base rates, no exit fees, or some extra incentives that’ll sweeten the deal, then it’s hard to look past Alinta and Simply Energy. Just make sure that you review the fine print of any plan before signing up so you know what to expect once your next bill rolls around. Also, remember these two providers aren’t your only options, so compare a range of electricity plans by clicking the link below. No phone number required.

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