Expert Guide: ReAmped Energy Review & Rates

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ReAmped Energy is an independent electricity provider operating in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT, offering simple plans with no conditional discounts, just reasonably low base rates and fees.

Like many other electricity providers, ReAmped Energy is boasting simplicity, fairness and transparency, but is it really living up to its claims? Canstar Blue delves a little bit deeper, so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

ReAmped Energy Prices

So, what can you actually expect to pay with ReAmped Energy? Here are the estimated costs for ReAmped Energy in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Click on your state below to see relevant plan pricing.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products 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 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.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products 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.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products 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 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.

Here are the ReAmped plans on our database for South Australia. These are products 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.

An Expert’s Guide to ReAmped Energy

If you’re wondering what services ReAmped Energy is offering in your state, look no further than the table below. We summarise what you can expect to find from ReAmped Energy across each state and territory.

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ReAmped Energy Plans

ReAmped Energy may be a smaller retailer than the likes of AGL and Origin, but it can go toe-to-toe in terms value and price. To offer an idea of how ReAmped Energy 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 ReAmped Energy product.

  • Advance: ReAmped’s Advance product is a pre-paid plan that allocates an amount you pay every fortnight, in advance for the next period. It only allows for direct debiting and receiving bills and communications online, and isn’t available in Victoria.
  • Handshake: Another variable rate plan that bills customers in a more traditional way on a monthly cycle. While it has no exit fees, it offers low rates in exchange for 12 months of membership.
  • Classic: This is ReAmped’s other market offer which usually holds higher rates than the two above. It has no contract terms or exit fees, and comes with variable rates.

What can you expect to pay with ReAmped Energy?

To give you some idea of what ReAmped Energy might cost you, we have estimated the annual costs across each state. These annual costs are based on a single rate tariff and average energy consumption figures for households in each state. We show plans that are currently publicly available. To see a range of plans available in your area, use our free comparison tool below.

ReAmped Energy NSW

In the table below, we show ReAmped Energy 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.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Advance 12% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,233
Handshake 8% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,275
Classic 5% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,317
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 conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices differ between distribution areas. May 2022.

See how ReAmped Energy compares to other providers in our NSW price comparison report.

ReAmped Energy Victoria

In the table below, we show ReAmped Energy prices on the Citipower network in Melbourne. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the VDO, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the VDO is $1,307/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from VDO› Conditional Discounts Price Estimate˜
Handshake 26% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $961
Classic 20% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,040
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˜Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Citipower network in Melbourne, but prices differ between distribution areas. May 2022.

See our Victorian electricity price report to see how ReAmped Energy compares to other retailers in the state.

ReAmped Energy QLD

In the table below, we show ReAmped Energy 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.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Advance 9% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,328
Handshake 5% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,379
Classic 2% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,431
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 conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices differ between distribution areas. May 2022.

How does ReAmped Energy compare to other retailers in Queensland? See our QLD price comparison page.

ReAmped Energy SA

In the table below, we show ReAmped Energy prices on the SA Power network in Adelaide. 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 4000kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,716/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Advance 24% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,309
Handshake 21% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,362
Classic 14% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,468
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on SA Power network in Adelaide, but prices differ between distribution areas. May 2022.

How does ReAmped Energy stack up in South Australia? Find out with our SA price comparison report.

ReAmped Energy Solar

ReAmped Energy is certainly price-competitive in terms of the rates it charges, but what about its solar offerings? Well, ReAmped has just released a few solar-friendly deals where customers can receive a higher feed-in tariff (FiT).

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products 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 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. 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.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products 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. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. 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.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products 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 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. 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.

Here are the ReAmped Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products 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. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. 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.

ReAmped Energy Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Here are the solar feed-in tariffs on offer from ReAmped Energy in each state:

  • NSW: 6c/kWh
  • VIC: 7c/kWh
  • QLD: 6c/kWh
  • SA: 6c/kWh
  • ACT: 6c/kWh

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Contact Information & Billing Details

ReAmped Energy claims to offer a completely digital energy sign up and customer experience. What this means is that you’ll need to sign up online, chat to a representative through the online chat and receive all your bills electronically. Bills can be paid by credit or debit card (fees may apply) and customers will have access to an online dashboard from which they can self-serve.

ReAmped Energy Contact Information

Despite claiming to be 100 per cent online, the retailer has a phone number available on its site, which leads you to an automated teller, instructing you how to request a callback from someone in the team. There is also a live chat and email function via its website.

ReAmped Energy Billing

The best way to manage ReAmped billing and payments is via the online account portal on its website. Customers can log in and access the following features:

  • Pay your bills online
  • View/download current and past bills
  • Update your direct debit payment method
  • Make a payment

Bill payments can be made by direct debit, bank transfer or credit/debit card transaction, although a surcharge of 1% (incl. GST) may apply. Paper billing is available, although there may also be a fee.

There’s no black and white answer as to whether ReAmped Energy is right for you, but what’s promising is that its base rates appear relatively low and its plans relatively ‘simple’. However, rates are variable so can be changed at any time, up or down.

Since ReAmped Energy’s whole schtick is being online only, if you’re not a fan of online service and billing, ReAmped may not be the provider for you. Sometimes it’s good to have the safety of making a phone call should you need to…

The bottom line is that ReAmped appears to be a solid option for the time being, but prices are subject to change at any time and you should always compare what other providers are offering before making a final decision.

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About the author

As Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, Jared Mullane covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, gas and solar. Jared has worked in the comparison industry for 5 years and prior to that his work appeared on media outlets including Fairfax Media. He continues to contribute expert articles to retailer publications such as Origin Energy’s blog and has been cited as an energy expert by media outlets ranging from the ABC to The New Daily and 2GB. You can follow Jared on LinkedIn.

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ReAmped Energy FAQs

 

Who owns ReAmped Energy?

ReAmped Energy is owned by The Energy Collective, a New Zealand company. ReAmped is the Australian retail arm of The Energy Collective, a group that also owns New Zealand power company Electric Kiwi. The electricity retailer was founded by Jason Donald, and ReAmped’s head office is currently based in Brisbane.

Does ReAmped Energy sell gas?

ReAmped Energy does not currently sell gas to households in Australia. The retailer has hinted that it’s moving into the natural gas market soon, however. This means for the time being customers will only be allowed to sign up to its electricity plans.

What plans and tariffs are available with ReAmped Energy?

ReAmped Energy is offering plans with no conditional discounts, in its words, as a way to ‘simplify’ the energy industry. In light of recent scrutiny of energy pricing, specifically questions around whether discounts really deliver the value they advertise, many providers have chosen to get rid of discounts entirely.

Instead, it’s becoming increasingly common for the energy companies to advertise low base rates and ‘simplified’ energy, in the hope of onboarding new customers who are struggling to understand their options. ReAmped Energy is doing just that, offering a few market contracts in each state, with multiple tariff options.

ReAmped Energy’s two primary tariff structures are a single rate and time of use. What this means is that on a single rate plan, you’ll be charged the same amount per kWh of energy usage no matter the time of day, and with the time of use tariff, how much you’re charged is dependent on whether it’s morning, noon or night (i.e. peak, off-peak, or ‘shoulder’ periods).

Within these tariffs the option to opt for a separate controlled load tariff, aimed at customers with a dedicated supply of electricity for their hot water system or pool pump.

Customers with a smart meter on the Ausgrid network in NSW can also select a transitional time of use plan, helping them move from a single rate to time of use tariff.

Can you buy green energy from ReAmped?

ReAmped offers green energy options, whereby customers can add 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% to fully offset their electricity usage, at an additional cost. According to its website, customers can choose the amount of GreenPower they want when signing up to the retailer online.