Alinta Energy vs Engie

Alinta Energy vs Engie: Electricity Cost Comparison

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In a contest between two up and coming power companies, we check out Alinta Energy and Engie 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 Engie’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.

Alinta vs Engie – Which provider has cheaper deals?

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

Which provider is cheapest in NSW; Alinta or Engie?

Engie and Alinta are currently equally priced in NSW. Looking for more variety when it comes to energy deals? Review our NSW price comparison report for further details.

Here are the Alinta Energy and Engie 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 3911kWh/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 provider is cheapest in VIC; Alinta or Engie?

Engie’s cheapest offer is currently cheaper than Alinta Energy’s in VIC. Want to compare a broader range of energy plans? Read our Victoria energy price comparison report.

Here are the Alinta Energy and Engie 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.

Which provider is cheapest in QLD; Alinta or Engie?

Engie beats out Alinta Energy in the Sunshine State. If you live in the south east of the state and want to see what else is on offer, check out our QLD cost comparison report.

Here are the Alinta Energy and Engie 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 4613kWh/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 provider is cheapest in SA; Alinta or Engie?

In SA, Engie just scrapes in with a cheaper price than Alinta Energy. Whether you’re in Adelaide or Victor Harbour, make sure you consider other energy plans in your area by browsing our SA comparison report.

Here are the Alinta Energy and Engie 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 4011kWh/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 Queensland where the retailer now has roughly 10% 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 Engie

Previously known in Australia as Simply Energy, Engie 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, Engie 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
  • Plans with carbon offset options

Should I choose Alinta or Engie?

It’s safe to say that Alinta and Engie’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 Engie. 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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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley was a content producer at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, most recently as an Energy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

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