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Bright Spark Power Review & Rates

Bright Spark Power is a new power company entering the Australian market with claims of being ‘clean and green focussed’ and ‘wholly owned and operated in Australia.’ The retailer has launched a few offers across NSW, and has recently expanded into Queensland. Priding itself on bringing a fresh perspective to the energy retail market, through its simple plans and interest in the renewable energy space, Bright Spark Power endeavours to create a splash in local energy retail markets.

Bright Spark Power Energy Plans

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Bright Spark Power has launched in NSW and QLD with one market offer. It’s pretty self-explanatory with the name ‘Aussie Flat Rate’, with more savings coming when a customer commits to stay with the retailer for a year. Like many other providers, Bright Spark Power has opted to offer plans without conditional discounts, rather concentrating on low rates.

Aussie Flat Rate

The Aussie Flat Rate plan comes with fixed rates for 12 months and no exit-fees. Although this is a fixed rate plan, the retailer also promises to pass on new, lower rates in the event that prices drop.

Bright Spark Power Prices NSW

Here are the Bright Spark Power plans on our database for NSW. 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 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.

Bright Spark Power Price QLD

Here are the Bright Spark Power plans on our database for SE QLD. 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. 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.

Bright Spark Power Electricity Prices

Though fairly new to the retail energy market, Bright Spark Power seems to be proving that smaller retailer’s can go toe-to-toe in terms of price and value with the likes of AGL and Origin. To offer an idea of how Bright Spark Power compares on price to other electricity retailers, Canstar Blue regularly assesses electricity plans to show what households can expect to pay. We’ve calculated estimated annual bills in each state for households signed up to each Bright Spark Power product.

Bright Spark Power Electricity Prices NSW

In the table below, we show Bright Spark Power prices on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. 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 3900kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,393/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Aussie Flat Rate Plan 16% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,163
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices differ between distribution areas. July 2021.

See how Bright Spark Power compares to other providers in NSW with our state price comparison report.

Bright Spark Power Electricity Prices QLD

In the table below, we show Bright Spark Power 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 $1,455/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Aussie Flat Rate Plan 12% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,281
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices differ between distribution areas. July 2021.

How does Bright Spark Power compare to other retailers in Queensland? See our QLD price comparison page.

Bright Spark Power Solar

Bright Spark Power offers a modest solar feed-in tariff in NSW and QLD that remains consistent across all of its plans. This means that households with solar panels can sign-up to this plan. Here’s what this retailer is currently offering solar customers:

  • NSW: 7c/kWh
  • QLD: 7c/kWh

Bright Spark Power Gas

Bright Spark Power currently lists this on its website: “We do not currently supply gas. However, we are working to have this option available to our customers soon.”

Should I switch to Bright Spark Power?

As it stands, it appears Bright Spark Power offers good value in NSW and QLD, the only two states it currently serves. While you may pause at the idea of signing up to a provider that, hasn’t been around for very long, the retailer says it best itself by pointing out that in the worst case scenario that it does go under, customers won’t be disconnected from their power thanks to the Retailer of Last Resort initiative.

The only thing to look out for with this provider is its hefty fees, but as long as you’re fine to pay on time and agree to monthly direct debits and e-billing, you should be fine. Check out how Bright Spark Power stacks up to other providers in your area by following the banner below.

About the author of this page

Monika Gudova

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Energy Specialist, Monika Gudova. An expert in all things utilities, including electricity, gas and water, Monika makes it her business to help consumers better-understand their energy options and ultimately save money. A qualified journalist, Monika is also across the latest energy news, from regulatory changes to new products and anything else you need be aware of.

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