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What is the best Origin Energy plan?

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With over four million customers under its banner, Origin is one of the big three providers in retail energy. Given its size, Origin Energy has a lot to offer in terms of plans, operating in most corners of the country. But, does being bigger mean cheap electricity prices?

This guide is here to show you, the customer, which Origin plans hold the best value. We’ll show you Origin’s electricity prices, as well as the plan features that make this power company worthy of your attention.

Best Origin Energy Plan October 2023

What is the best Origin plan?

Origin’s best energy plan is currently its latest offering, Go Variable. This offer comes with variables rates for a 12-month benefit period and has no exit fees or lock-in contracts. For those interested in GreenPower, there is the ability to opt in to 25%, 50% or 100% GreenPower for an additional cost.

To determine Origin’s best plan, we apply our expert methodology that examines each energy provider and product. This includes the estimated annual price, the features of the plan, as well as the brand’s customer service and billing credentials. If you’d like to read more about how we determine the best plan from Origin, view our methodology here.

Best Origin Plan in NSW

Origin’s best electricity plan in New South Wales is the Go Variable deal where customers receive competitive variable rates on a 12 month benefit period. It has no exit fees or lock-in contracts and solar customers will get a modest 7c/kWh feed-in tariff.

Here is the Origin plan on our database for NSW. This is 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 3911kWh/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.

Best Origin Plan in VIC

Origin’s best energy deal in Victoria is the Go Variable plan. This product comes with variable rates, no exit fees or lock-in contracts, and has a solar feed-in tariff of 4.9c/kWh.

Here is the Origin plan on our database for Victoria. This is 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 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.

Best Origin Plan in QLD

Go Variable is Origin’s best electricity plan in QLD, coming with variable rates for a year and the ability to opt into GreenPower for an additional cost. This plan has no exit fees or lock-in contracts and has a solar feed-in tariff rate of 5c/kWh.

Here is the Origin plan on our database for SEQ. This is 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 4613kWh/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.

Best Origin Plan in SA

Go Variable plan is Origin’s best electricity offering for South Australia, which has variable rates for the first 12 months. There are no exit fees or lock-in contracts. Plus, there is the option to add GreenPower for an additional cost. Solar customers on this offer will also snag a solar feed-in tariff of 6c/kWh.

Here is the Origin plan on our database for SA. This is 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.

Best Origin Solar Plan

For Origin solar customers, Go Solar Variable is the standout product. Go Solar Variable is a 12-month variable rate plan that packs a higher than normal feed-in tariff (FiT) of 10c/kWh. Origin also offers another two solar deals that offer even higher FiTs, however to be eligible for one of these deals, customers will need to purchase their solar system through the retailer.

Origin Solar Plans NSW

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans VIC

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in Victoria. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans QLD

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SE QLD. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans SA

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SA. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Should you switch to Origin?

Switching energy providers is usually a hassle-free process, and Origin is certainly a brand worth checking out if you’re looking to start afresh. With a range of products on offer, Origin can be great for customers who like a good deal, but also the peace of mind of being with a well-known provider. Whether it’s variable rates, sign-up incentives or customer service, Origin may be your answer.

You can compare Origin Energy’s rates against a stack of other providers by following the link below. All we need from you is your postcode to start comparing deals. Be sure to check out electricity rates, along with any other features of plans that will benefit your household’s needs.

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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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