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Electricity in a Box Review & Rates

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Electricity in a Box is an emerging power retailer currently servicing customers in New South Wales and Queensland. It’s a no-frills retailer with a mostly online business model, promoting ‘self-service’ over its phone line. Based in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, this retailer claims to be 100% Aussie-owned, with a customer service centre available during normal business hours.

Will this retailer’s simplified approach to energy pay off in terms of value? Let’s crack open the box on its deals to find out whether or not this company stacks up to the competition.

Electricity in a Box Prices

We show you Electricity in a Box plans in each state below to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay. Here’s a quick summary, but remember to use our comparison tool above for an accurate comparison in your area.

Electricity in a Box Prices NSW

Here are the Electricity in a Box 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.

Electricity in a Box Prices QLD

Here are the Electricity in a Box plans on our database for 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.

Electricity in a Box Energy Plans

We’ve broken down exactly what you’re getting when you sign up to Electricity in a Box below.

Home Anytime

Home Anytime is a no-discount, fixed rate product that’s only available in New South Wales on the Ausgrid and Endeavour distribution networks, as well as South East Queensland. Although its rates are fixed, you’re free to leave at any time with no exit fees or lock-in contract.

As far as price goes, the Home Anytime plan isn’t contingent on a set of conditions such as paying on time or by direct debit, with options for phone payments as well as fee-free credit card payments on the table. It also comes with two tariff options, single rate or time of use. The first comes with rates steady as the day goes on, and the second with rates that change depending on the time.

As mentioned, much like many other emerging retailers, Electricity in a Box has an online portal giving customers the option of self service for 24-hour access to their invoice and to pay their monthly bills.

Electricity in a Box Energy Prices

To offer an idea of how Electricity in a Box 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 Electricity in a Box product.

Electricity in a Box Prices NSW

In the table below, we show Electricity in a Box 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*
Home Anytime 18% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,139
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. September 2021.

See how Electricity in a Box compares to other providers in NSW with our state price comparison report.

Electricity in a Box Prices QLD

In the table below, we show Electricity in a Box 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*
Home Anytime 14% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,250
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. September 2021.

How does Electricity in a Box compare to other retailers in Queensland? See our QLD price comparison page.

Electricity in a Box Solar

According to Electricity in Box, this retailer is currently positioning itself to introduce solar solutions by 2021 – meaning solar panels and batteries. Electricity in a Box offers a standard feed-in tariff of 7c/kWh in NSW and 4c/kWh in QLD.

On top of that, for people who want flexibility in their electricity plan, this retailer is offering many payment options and no lock-in contracts. Thankfully for Electricity in a Box, a plan’s value isn’t defined solely on price, and the fixed rates and other features of this plan place it in a reasonable position, despite it not offering the cheapest rates in the state it serves.

If you’re on the hunt for an energy bargain, you’ll be happy to know that there are multiple electricity providers in NSW and QLD for you to choose from. Start comparing below.

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About the author of this page

Jared Mullane

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, Jared Mullane. He’s an expert in all things utilities, including electricity, gas and water, helping to make complicated subjects easier to understand for consumers. A trained journalist, Jared is usually one of the first to break energy-related news, whether it’s the latest changes in the industry, price movements, or the next best deal you need to know about.