Alinta Energy vs Dodo Power & Gas: Compare Electricity Plans

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We’ve all heard of the big energy companies in Australia, but there are more than 30 different retailers all competing for your business. Two of the biggest challengers to the like of Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia are Alinta Energy and Dodo Power & Gas – both making a big impression along the east coast because of their simple electricity plans and competitive rates.

In this cost comparison, Canstar Blue reviews the electricity retail offerings of Alinta Energy and Dodo Power & Gas to help you better-understand your options and potentially find a better deal. Alinta and Dodo operate across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and SE Queensland, providing just one or two market offer contracts with a focus on simplicity and competitive rates. However, this is a change in approach from two retailers which previously offered some of the biggest conditional discounts around. This all changed in 2019 when new industry regulations saw most retailers simplify their offerings and move away from discounts. So, which retailer is now cheapest in your area? Read on to find out.

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Dodo vs Alinta Energy – Cheapest Deals

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

Victoria – quick comparison

Here are the cheapest published deals for Dodo and Alinta Energy on our database for Victoria. This table includes a product from a referral partner†. 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. 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.

NSW – quick comparison

Here are the cheapest published deals for Dodo and Alinta 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. 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.

Queensland – quick comparison

Here are the cheapest published deals for Dodo and Alinta 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. 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.

South Australia – quick comparison

Here are the cheapest published deals for Dodo and Alinta 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. 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.

Victoria

Alinta Energy’s market offer in Victoria is the Real Deal, which comes with no discounts, just reasonable rates and $100 credit off your first electricity bill. Similarly, Dodo’s sole market contract focuses on cheaper usage and supply rates, as opposed to discounts.

Who’s cheapest in Victoria?

In the table below, we show Alinta Energy and Dodo prices on the Citipower network in Melbourne. See here for information on the Victorian Default Offer (VDO), which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the VDO is $1,334/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from VDO› Conditional Discounts Price Estimate˜
Dodo Power & Gas Market Offer 10% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,200
Alinta Energy Real Deal Equal to VDO No conditional discounts $1,334
Energy Fact Sheets

˜Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Citipower network in Melbourne, but prices differ between distribution areas. September 2019.

Dodo comes out significantly cheaper in this comparison. This is why it’s important to review energy price fact sheets before signing up to a new power plan to get an idea of the specific prices you will be paying. Sometimes usage and supply rates will vary significantly between retailers. Be aware that costs can vary depending on location, so be sure to use our comparison tool above for specific quotes in your area. You can also see how these retailers compare to others in the market with our Victoria price comparison.

New South Wales

Alinta Energy offers New South Wales customers the ‘No Fuss’ product. Similar to Victoria, it has no lock-in terms or exit fees. Dodo’s Market Offer does not offer any discounts, instead opting for reasonable usage and supply charges.

Who‘s cheapest in New South Wales?

In the table below, we show Alinta Energy and Dodo prices on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for further information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,467/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Alinta Energy No Fuss 11% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,311
Dodo Power & Gas Market Offer 4% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,411
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices differ between distribution areas. September 2019.

Alinta Energy currently works out significantly cheaper than Dodo in New South Wales, even though both retailers offer no discounts. To see how these two retailers compare to others in the NSW market, check out our NSW price comparison report. As the above costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney, make sure to use our comparison tool for a specific quote in your suburb.

Queensland

Alinta Energy only entered the SE Queensland market in mid-2017, but quickly made a big impact with its big discount offer for the region (at the time). Alinta’s No Fuss plan offers highly competitive electricity rates, now without any discounts, and there’s no lock-in contract or exit fees. Alinta also has a solar-specific deal for the Sunshine State. In the other corner is Dodo’s Market Offer, a no term contract with no flashy discounts.

Who’s cheapest in Queensland?

In the table below, we show Alinta Energy and Dodo prices on the Energex network in Brisbane. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,570/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Alinta Energy No Fuss 15% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,340
Dodo Power & Gas Market Offer 6% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,472
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices differ between distribution areas. September 2019.

Alinta Energy currently works out cheaper than Dodo in SE Queensland, but be sure to compare these two retailers to others in the market before making any big decisions. See our QLD price comparison report for details.

South Australia

Alinta Energy also offers South Australians the No Fuss plan, which brings fairly cheap electricity usage and supply charges. Like Alinta Energy, Dodo also offers its sole market contract in SA which comes with no exit fees or discounts.

Who’s cheapest in South Australia?

In the table below, we show Alinta Energy and Dodo prices on the SA Power network in Adelaide. See here for further information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,941/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Alinta Energy No Fuss 9% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,766
Dodo Power & Gas Market Offer 5% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,835
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on SA Power network in Adelaide, but prices differ between distribution areas. September 2019.

While both retailers are pretty expensive compared to the other states, we see in our example that Alinta Energy beats out Dodo by about $70 a year in SA. To see how other retailers compare, be sure to check out our South Australia price comparison table.

Should I sign up to Alinta Energy or Dodo?

Alinta Energy and Dodo Power & Gas are perfectly reasonable electricity providers. In fact, they make things pretty simple for prospective customers with just one or two offers to consider, quite unlike several other retailers which have three, four or even more contracts to navigate. This can make things more complicated than it needs to be, so credit to Alinta and Dodo in this regard. Both are reasonably price-competitive in each state, without any confusing discounts that usually require meeting certain conditions.

While Alinta Energy is often cheaper than Dodo, you need to consider the big picture. Dodo may provide further savings for bundling your electricity with gas or internet, depending on where you live. This could prove helpful if you don’t want to switch energy provides too frequently, and you want to consolidate a few of your utilities. Before just settling on one or two retailers, why not compare a range of plans from multiple energy providers? Who knows, you may land on a great deal you had no idea was there. Get started below!

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