Electricity Brands

Sumo Power Review and Rates

Posted by October 4th 2018

Sumo Power is a bundled utility provider, supplying electricity, natural gas and broadband. Sumo Power is a 100% Australian-owned and is relatively new, having only come onto the scene in 2016. The provider says it cultivates a customer-oriented culture and has built its model on...


Dodo Power & Gas Review and Rates

Posted by October 4th 2018

Remember Dodo? The internet company with the flying blue dodo bird as a mascot? Well it’s still around and it offers more services than ever before, including internet, phone, mobile, TV, insurance and… power and gas. Dodo Power & Gas is the division of the Dodo...


AGL Energy Review and Rates

Posted by October 12th 2018

Integrated energy company AGL is one of Australia’s oldest companies, originally established as the ‘Australian Gas Light Company’ to bring power to Sydney in 1837 – hence the ‘AGL’ acronym. It’s now one of the biggest energy retailers in the country, with millions of gas,...


EnergyAustralia Review and Rates

Posted by October 11th 2018

EnergyAustralia, formerly TruEnergy, is Australia’s third largest energy retailer behind AGL and Origin Energy. EnergyAustralia currently sells electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT. South-East Queensland customers can also purchase electricity from EnergyAustralia. EnergyAustralia recently...


Energy Locals Review and Rates

Posted by October 8th 2018

Energy Locals is one of the newest and smallest electricity retailers to enter the ring, but is taking on the big guys in supplying power to homes and businesses across New South Wales, South East Queensland, South Australia and the ACT. Energy Locals is unlike any...


Commander Electricity Review and Rates

Posted by September 26th 2018

Commander, sometimes referred to as ‘Commander Power & Gas’, is an electricity retailer operating in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. While it does list some residential electricity offers on its website, Commander is first and foremost an electricity retailer for business customers. In addition...


Tesla Powerwall Review & Guide

Posted by October 9th 2018

Tesla has become one of the most well-known and trusted brands in innovative solar and battery storage technologies. The Tesla Powerwall and its successor, the Tesla Powerwall 2, are widely considered to be two of the best solar batteries on the market right now. So...


Sanctuary Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 21st 2018

Sanctuary Energy is an electricity retailer that services home and businesses across New South Wales, South Australia and SE Queensland. Sanctuary Energy also works on energy project developments to help businesses and property developers save money through energy efficiency initiatives. Sanctuary Energy says it’s committed...


Enova Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 21st 2018

Enova Energy made history in 2016 when it became Australia’s very first community-owned electricity retailer. It largely received a positive reception and has already expanded from the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales to the entire Essential Energy Network which spans most of rural...


People Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 29th 2018

People Energy is a residential and business electricity retailer that holds itself out as being enthusiastic, diverse and committed to helping customers get the best deal on electricity. While it currently only has market offers in Victoria, the retailer does provide standing offers in New South...


Elgas Review and Guide

Posted by September 10th 2018

Thousands of Aussie homes rely on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking, heating and hot water supply. While there are dozens of LPG suppliers out there, the market is dominated by only a handful, including Elgas. Elgas is one of Australia’s largest LPG suppliers, distributing gas...


Pooled Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 21st 2018

Owning a large home with a nice swimming pool is the Australian dream. Unfortunately, as any pool owner can tell you, pools can be expensive and time-consuming to maintain. Recognising this, Pooled Energy has stepped up to offer pool owners a comprehensive electricity and pool...


Diamond Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 12th 2018

Diamond Energy is a small electricity retailer that’s passionate about renewable energy. Diamond owns several renewable generators and supports environmentally-minded Australians through energy products that help solar customers make the most out of their investments. Recognising its efforts, The GreenPeace Green Electricity Guide rated Diamond...


1st Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 12th 2018

1st Energy is a small electricity retailer that operates in New South Wales, Victoria and South East Queensland. 1st Energy pitches itself as a customer-focused retailer, promising its customers excellent levels of service, quick solutions and peace of mind that their energy company cares about...


GloBird Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 21st 2018

GloBird Energy is the small electricity and gas retailer with massive discounts, providing an alternative to the big energy companies across Victoria. GloBird Energy offers a variety of products that are designed to suit the energy needs of different kinds of customers, making it a strong-value retailer so...


Powershop Review and Rates

Posted by October 8th 2018

Powershop is an Australian and New Zealand-owned retailer with a unique approach to energy. Unlike traditional providers, Powershop lets you pre-purchase electricity with its ‘Powerpacks’. These Powerpacks include whole-bill discounts and special deals that reward proactive customers with low prices on electricity. However, you will...


Red Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 13th 2018

Red Energy is an electricity retailer owned by Snowy Hydro – the Australian-owned renewable energy generation company behind the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Since launching in Victoria in 2004, Red Energy has expanded its electricity retail services to New South Wales, South Australia and most recently...


Origin Energy Review and Rates

Posted by October 4th 2018

Origin Energy is an integrated energy company, generating and selling electricity and natural gas to households across Australia. With more than four million customers, Origin is one of the largest electricity retailers in the country, drawing on its size and experience to offer customers a...


Powerdirect Review and Rates

Posted by September 24th 2018

Powerdirect is an AGL-backed electricity retailer that operates across New South Wales, SE Queensland, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia. While it holds itself as a business energy specialist, Powerdirect also supplies electricity to residential properties and offers customers some useful advice on cutting power consumption around...


Tango Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 16th 2018

Formerly Pacific Hydro, Tango Energy is an electricity retailer operating in Victoria and South Australia, seemingly with plans to expand to other parts of the country in the future. Tango Energy is the retail arm of Pacific Hydro – a green energy company with renewable generation assets...


QEnergy Review and Rates

Posted by August 28th 2018

QEnergy is an electricity retailer that operates across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. QEnergy has traditionally specialised in business electricity products, however it also offers a range of products to residential customers. QEnergy says it endeavours to be the “best energy provider you...


CovaU Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 16th 2018

CovaU sells a variety of products including electricity, gas, insurance and mobile services, making it a convenient option for customers that want to bundle their utility services. In this review, Canstar Blue takes a closer look at CovaU’s electricity and gas products, including what they...


Momentum Energy Review and Rates

Posted by October 4th 2018

Momentum Energy is an Australian company, owned and operated by Hydro Tasmania, which claims to be Australia’s largest producer of renewable electricity. Momentum Energy retails electricity to homes and businesses across New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and South East Queensland. It also sells natural...


Alinta Energy Review and Rates

Posted by September 26th 2018

Alinta Energy, owned by Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, claims to be the only ‘true’ national electricity and natural gas company, with operations in five of the six Australian states. It holds generation assets nationwide and currently retails electricity in New South Wales, Victoria,...


Simply Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 31st 2018

Simply Energy claims to be one of Australia’s fastest growing energy companies, selling electricity to over half a million households across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Simply Energy also sells natural gas to customers in Victoria and South Australia. In addition to...


Amaysim Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 31st 2018

You probably know Amaysim best as a mobile phone or home internet provider, but the once tiny telco has some big plans for the future, including taking over your electricity and gas supply. That’s right, Amaysim is now an energy provider, servicing households across New...


Mojo Power Review and Rates

Posted by August 16th 2018

Mojo Power is a small energy retailer exclusive to customers with smart meters, marketing itself towards engaged electricity customers wanting access to live usage information. Mojo Power says it’s on a mission to help customers reduce their dependence on grid energy and benefit from cheaper,...


Click Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 31st 2018

Click Energy holds itself out as an online electricity retailer, claiming that its reduced overheads translates to lower costs for its customers. Click Energy sells electricity across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, while also retailing natural gas in some areas. Click Energy says...


Lumo Energy Review and Rates

Posted by August 31st 2018

With its bright orange logo, it’s pretty hard to miss this retailer. Lumo Energy is owned by Snowy Hydro, along with Red Energy. Together they have more than a million electricity customers across the south and east coast of Australia. In this review, Canstar Blue takes a...


Aurora Energy Review and Rates

Posted by July 10th 2018

Aurora Energy is a Tasmanian government-owned electricity and gas retailer. Aurora Energy retails electricity to both homes and businesses and is the only choice for residential customers. Aurora is also only one of two natural gas retailers, supplying gas to all types of customers across...


Horizon Power Review and Rates

Posted by July 10th 2018

Horizon Power is a State Government-owned electricity retailer in Western Australia, servicing over 100,000 residential and business customers in regional areas. Electricity supply in WA is managed by two Government-owned retailers – Synergy and Horizon Power. Synergy retails electricity to residential customers in the populated south-west...


Kleenheat Review and Rates

Posted by July 10th 2018

Kleenheat has a long history in the Australian gas industry with 60 years of retailing and distributing LPG and LNG behind it. But in 2013, Kleenheat expanded into the WA natural gas retail market, stepping up as the first major challenger to Alinta Energy’s monopoly. Kleenheat...


ActewAGL Review and Rates

Posted by July 12th 2018

Electricity and gas retailer and distributor ActewAGL provides residential and business energy services in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. The company was set up in 2000 following a joint venture between AGL and the ACT-owned ACTEW. Today ActewAGL claims it operates Australia’s...


Ausgrid Network Services & Guide

Posted by September 13th 2018

Ausgrid is an electricity distributor that operates across the central-east coast of New South Wales. It is mainly responsible for maintaining the network of poles, wires and stations that make it possible for electricity to reach your home. Some people occasionally get confused about the...


Energex Network Services & Guide

Posted by May 29th 2018

Energex is an electricity distribution network service provider (distributor) in South East Queensland. It is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the infrastructure that makes it possible for electricity to reach your home. Energex is the first port of call when something goes wrong...


Pacific Hydro Review and Rates

Posted by August 23rd 2018

Pacific Energy is a green energy company with renewable generation assets across 19 countries. Pacific Hydro says that it owns and operates 350MW of wind and hydro capacity in Australia, abating 900,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution each year. The company is also a licensed...


Rinnai Hot Water Systems Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

A global brand for hot water supply, Rinnai has been operating for close to a century, with more than 40 of those years in Australia. There’s comfort to take in that, as Rinnai understands the Australian climate and the habits of Australian households, meaning that...


Dux Hot Water Systems Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

From humble beginnings as a small family business back in 1915, Dux has grown into one of Australia’s main providers of hot water systems. Prioritising product quality through an emphasis on research and development, Dux has been able to provide Australian homes with systems that...


Rheem Hot Water Systems Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

Only a few companies instantly come to mind when you think of hot water systems – for many Aussies, Rheem would be one of them. One of the more prominent figures within the market, Rheem has been manufacturing hot water systems in Australia since way...


Bosch Hot Water Systems Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

Providing hot water systems to both households and commercial businesses for more than 60 years, Bosch is a big player in both the Australian and international markets. Bosch has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, allowing the company to use new technology...


AquaMAX Hot Water Systems Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

Established in Melbourne in 1988, AquaMAX has grown from a small business into a market mainstay, and with good reason. The first Australian company to design a 5 star, 10 year warranty water heater, AquaMAX use stainless steel cylinders to stand out from the crowd,...


Locality Planning Energy Review

Posted by March 14th 2018

Locality Planning Energy (LPE) is an Australian developer of embedded networks and an electricity retailer for tenants in strata communities, such as apartment blocks and housing complexes. LPE operates throughout Australia and says it prides itself on being fair, transparent and trustworthy. Saving the most amount...


OC Energy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

OC Energy is said to be a 100% Australian-owned provider of ‘in-building solutions’ and ‘multi-tenanted developments’ such as apartment blocks and housing complexes. OC Energy services residential tenants in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria with embedded electricity, internet and gas. OC Energy also provides...


Metered Energy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

Metered Energy is said to be a 100% Australian-owned utility service provider for body corporates in Queensland. It supplies electricity, gas and hot water to tenants in apartment blocks, housing estates, retirement villages and other embedded networks. If a body corporate contracts Metered Energy as...


Next Business Energy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

Next Business Energy markets itself as ‘a new era of business energy services’. It promises a fresh approach to power supply, but does it deliver? Canstar Blue explores the company’s products, rates and services for Australian businesses. Next Business Energy is a business-only electricity retailer operating in Queensland,...


ERM Business Energy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

ERM Business Energy claims to be an expert in electricity generation, retail and energy management solutions, helping give Australian businesses a competitive edge by securing great deals on energy.ERM Business Energy is a business-exclusive electricity retailer, managing the energy needs of businesses of all sizes...


About RoofJuice

Posted by December 11th 2017

Roof Juice was an Australian owned solar product retailer, operating nationwide. Roof Juice appears to have closed down some time in 2017. Its history RoofJuice was formerly owned by Sunegevity – an international solar retailer. The company was introduced into Australia in 2012 as one of its...


Blue NRG Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

Blue NRG is an en electricity retailer that exclusively services small to medium-sized business across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Blue NRG says it understands small business and is passionate about delivering great customer service and competitive rates on electricity. It also has an online platform called...


Energy Matters Review and Guide

Posted by March 14th 2018

One of Australia’s largest solar-only retailers for residential, commercial and wholesale customers, Energy Matters carries a history of strength. As the sole supplier of solar solutions to the New South Wales Government and reach all around the country, the company has a solid reputation. But...


Bradford Solar Review & Guide

Posted by March 14th 2018

Bradford Solar is one of Australia’s oldest and most well-known solar installers. With 80 years of energy experience and backing by CSR, Australia’s oldest manufacturer, Bradford Solar has built a reputation for quality products and expert services. But does it have the right products for...


Infinite Energy Review and Guide

Posted by March 27th 2018

Infinite Energy primarily operates as one of Australia’s largest solar power companies, selling and installing solar systems and accessories. It also retails electricity to businesses in south-west WA and is expected to soon expand into residential electricity retail. Its residential solar solutions are only available in...


Euro Solar Review and Guide

Posted by March 14th 2018

As you might have guessed from the name, Euro Solar is a solar company. When Euro Solar started in 2007, the company said its goal was to provide homes across the country with renewable energy solutions and quality solar energy systems. More than 10 years later...


True Value Solar Review and Guide

Posted by March 14th 2018

True Value Solar claims to be Australia’s largest solar-only company. It operates across all states, servicing the solar needs of households, small businesses and large commercial sites. At the time of writing, True Value Solar claims to have completed more than 110,000 solar system installations nationwide. True Value...


Ergon Energy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

Ergon Energy is a government-owned electricity distributor and retailer, servicing homes, businesses and farms across regional Queensland. Unlike the rest of eastern Australia, customers connected with the Ergon Energy network do not have the option to pick their electricity retailer – Ergon Energy is the only option. In...


Synergy Review and Rates

Posted by March 14th 2018

Synergy produces and retails electricity and natural gas in Western Australia. The company is government-owned and operates on the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), which extends to Kalbarri in the north, east to Kalgoorlie and south to Albany. Synergy is the only electricity retailer for non-contestable...


Tas Gas Review and Rates

Posted by July 10th 2018

Tas Gas is a retailer and distributor, supplying natural gas and LPG to thousands of Tasmanians throughout the state. Tas Gas is comprised of two companies: Tas Gas Networks – which deals with gas distribution – and Tas Gas Retail which sells gas to homes and...


Online Power & Gas Review

Posted by August 30th 2018

Online Power & Gas shut down in May 2017. It is not taking any new customers and existing customers have been transferred to 1st Energy.  Online Power & Gas is a 100% Australian-owned online retailer, selling electricity to homes and businesses across Victoria. Despite its name,...


Harvey Norman Energy Review

Posted by August 9th 2018

Harvey Norman Energy closed down in 2017 and all customers have been transferred to Alinta Energy. More information can be found here.Imagine if an electronics retailer and an electricity provider had a baby. What would they call it? How about Harvey Norman Energy? Yes, it was...


Urth Energy Review

Posted by June 29th 2017

Urth Energy entered voluntary administration in February 2017. Existing customers were transferred to AGL and Origin Energy. Urth Energy describes itself as a “boutique national electricity retailer with a difference”, offering a range of services for both residential and business customers, with a strong focus on...


Springers Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

Springers Solar is an electrical equipment and solar retailer, servicing most of south-east Queensland. History Springers Solar was formed 10 years ago by the Springer family, offering small recreational 12v and 24v solar products. The company remains family owned and prides itself on service and performance, claiming...


About EnviroGroup

Posted by March 14th 2018

EnviroGroup is a Victorian solar company, offering a range of solar and wind systems and products to homes and businesses. It says it provides a full service solution by hiring its own installers rather than outsourcing, meaning you only need to deal with the one...


About Coffs Solar Energy

Posted by June 29th 2017

Coffs Solar Energy is solar retailer and installer, operating across the mid to north coast of New South Wales. Its history Coffs Solar Energy was founded in January 2010 in Coffs Harbour under the name of ‘Self Sufficient Energy’. The company was renamed in 2013 to what...


About United Solar Energy

Posted by June 29th 2017

United Solar Energy is a solar power retailer, offering a range of solar systems across Victoria. Its history United Solar Energy was founded in February 2009, with the belief that solar power can and should be more affordable. The company has since built a reputation for quality...


About Suntrix

Posted by March 17th 2017

Suntrix is a family-owned Australian solar retailer operating in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Its history The company was founded in 2009, with Suntrix directors Jenny Paradiso and David Hille saying they weren’t satisfied with the limited expertise and high prices of solar panels...


About SolarHub

Posted by March 17th 2017

SolarHub is a solar retailer and installer operating in New South Wales and the ACT. Its history SolarHub began as a sole retailer, outsourcing its installation to Solar Sparx. The two companies then merged in 2014 and continued operating under the SolarHub name. Today SolarHub claims to be...


About Century Solar Energy

Posted by March 14th 2018

Century Solar Energy is a solar wholesaler, designer and installer, operating in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Its history Century Solar Energy was founded in November 2011 as a solar panel retailer. The company has since continued to grow, expanding on its product range and establishing...


About Metro Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

Metro Solar is a solar system retailer and installer serving homes and businesses across Australia. Its history Metro Solar began as an electrical contractor in Victoria in 2006. But in 2008, the company shifted its direction to focus on solar energy solutions. Since then it has expanded...


About Natural Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

Natural Solar is an Australian owned retailer of solar products in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. The company considers itself to be a forward-thinking collective which believes in accurate, transparent and unbiased information to help its customers make the right decision. Natural Solar claims its...


About CNPV Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

CNPV is a China based manufacturer of solar products which are exported to a number of countries, including Australia. Its history The first CNVP production plant opened in 2005 and the company quickly became a leading solar manufacturer in China. CNVP expanded its exports into Europe, Indian,...


About ElectrAG

Posted by March 14th 2018

ElectrAG is a new electricity retailer for agricultural properties, which operates in all states except Tasmania. Its history ElectrAG was created by Waterfind – a large water management company operating in most states of Australia. ElectrAG only became licensed to operate in November 2015 after Waterfind engaged...


About Jinko Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

Jinko Solar is a China based manufacturer of solar PV (photovoltaic) modules and related solar products. It markets its products to countries around the world, including Australia. Its history Jinko Solar was established in 2006 and has seen rapid business growth since, becoming publicly listed on the...


About Canadian Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

Canadian Solar is a multinational solar company. Its Australian subsidiary operates nationwide, selling and installing solar panels and power storage devices. Its history Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 and soon expanded to 18 countries, including Australia in 2011. Shortly after its founding, Canadian Solar underwent several...


About JA Solar

Posted by March 14th 2018

JA Solar is a China based producer of solar modules and cells that are exported and retailed across the globe. Its history JA Solar Holdings Co was founded in 2005 as a manufacturer of solar modules and cells. The company had impressive success, becoming listed on the...


About SunEdison

Posted by March 14th 2018

SunEdison is a global renewable energy company which claims to be the largest provider of sustainable energy in the world. The company was established in Australia in 2006 and now provides solar power solutions nationwide. Its history SunEdison was originally established as the Monsanto Electronic Materials Company...