Sumo Power Review and Rates

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 value and simplicity. At the time of writing, Sumo Power only operates in Victoria and New South Wales.

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Sumo Power Electricity Prices

Based on typical energy usage statistics for three-person households in each state, the tables below show estimated annual costs for Sumo Power’s current published electricity plans. Prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Use our comparison tool above for a specific comparison in your area.

NSW

Here are the current prices on our database for a typical three person household on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Use our comparison tool for a specific quote in your area.

Brand Features Benefit Period Annual Cost**
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Basic Plan Information

27% Pay on Time Discount

  • 27% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,577.20Annual Cost**
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Basic Plan Information

12% Pay on Time Discount

  • 12% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,827.99Annual Cost**
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Victoria

Here are the current prices on our database for a typical three person household on the Citipower network in Melbourne. Use our comparison tool for a specific quote in your area.

Brand Features Benefit Period Annual Cost**
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Residential 43

  • 43% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,137.68Annual Cost**
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Residential 42

  • 42% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,150.01Annual Cost**
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Residential 37

  • 37% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,211.66Annual Cost**
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Residential 27

  • 27% discount off usage charges for paying on time
1 YearBenefit Period $1,334.97Annual Cost**
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Where does Sumo Power operate?

If you’re wondering what services Sumo Power is offering in your state, look no further than the table below. We summarise what you can expect to find from Sumo Power in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT and WA.

State Electricity? Gas?
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VIC
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SA
ACT
WA
TAS

Sumo Power NSW Electricity Plans

Sumo Power only introduced its service to New South Wales in late 2018, so its offers currently remain quite limited. At the time of writing, Sumo does not offer natural gas and only has one electricity market contract for NSW residential customers. Eligible Sumo customers also receive access to ‘VIP discounts’  with a number of Australia’s leading brands.

27% Pay On Time Discount

This Sumo product comes with a 27% discount on electricity usage charges when you pay your bill on time and in full. The deal does not have a contract term, and it has no exit fees or paper bill fees. The following cost calculations are based on a typical three person households on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Use our comparison tool for a specific quote in your area.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Important
27% Pay On Time Discount 27% $1,577.20 Basic Plan Information

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, April 2019.

12% Pay On Time Discount

With this plan you’ll receive a 12% discount on electricity usage charges if you pay your bill on time and in full. This Sumo product does not have a contract term, nor does it have any exit fees or paper bill fees. The following cost calculations are based on a typical three person households on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Use our comparison tool for a specific quote in your area.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Important
12% Pay On Time Discount 12% $1,827.99 Basic Plan Information

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, April 2019.

Standing Offer

Standing offers are government-regulated energy plans that offer a straightforward deal with no bells or whistles. Standing offers, also referred to as ‘standard’ offers have no exit fees to lock you in, so you’re free to leave at any time. However, there are no discounts and rates are usually much higher compared to a retailer’s market offer, as such, they are generally not recommended for most customers.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Important
Standing Offer N/A $2,384.53 Basic Plan Information

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, April 2019.

See how Sumo Power compares on price to other electricity retailers in New South Wales with our cost comparison report.

Sumo Power Victoria Electricity Plans

Sumo typically has two or three residential market offers available at any one time in Victoria, all of which currently include generous discounts and loyalty rewards. Sumo Power was also a pioneer of fixed cost energy deals, previously offering the famous ‘All You Can Eat’ electricity deal. The following price estimates are based on typical three person households in each state. Use our comparison tool for specific quotes in your area.

Residential 27%

This is a variable rate contract with a 12 month benefit period. It has a 27% discount on electricity usage charges when you pay bills on time. There are no exit fees with this plan, meaning customers are free to come and go as they please. Those with solar panels will also receive a feed-in tariff of 9.9c/kWh – Victoria’s mandated minimum rate.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Benefit Period
Residential 27% 27% $1,334.97 1 year

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Citipower network in Melbourne, April 2019.

Residential 37%

The Residential 37 has a 37% usage charge discount on the same rates as the plan above. This discount only applies when you pay your bill on time and in full, and is available only for the first year you’re on the plan. This is a variable rate product with no exit fees and a 9.9c/kWh feed-in tariff for those with solar panels.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Benefit Period
Residential 37% 37% $1,211.66 1 year

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Citipower network in Melbourne, April 2019.

Residential 42%

Sumo’s Residential 42% comes standard with a 42% pay on time discount off usage charges for a 12 month benefit period. This deal is only available to residential customers consuming less than 100MWh per year. Solar customers again receive the standard 9.9c/kWh feed-in tariff.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Benefit Period
Residential 42% 42% $1,150.01 1 year

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Citipower network in Melbourne, April 2019.

Residential 43%

The Residential 43% is similar to the previous two products, albeit offering a bigger discount. Customers who pay their bills on time are able to receive a 43% discount on their electricity usage charges. This product was only a temporary, promotional offer, but now appears to be available permanently.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Benefit Period
Residential 43% 43% $1,137.68 1 year

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Citipower network in Melbourne, April 2019.

Standing Offer

Standing offers in Victoria are the same as New South Wales. Essentially, they are your bare-basics, no-frills attached kind of deal. Customers do not receive a discount, nor are there any special perks, however, you are never locked into a standing offer and there are more rules around how retailers can change your rates.

Plan Discount Annual Cost Benefit Period
Standing Offer N/A $2,632.00 Ongoing

Costs based on annual usage calculations using statistics from the AER for a three person household. Costs based on Citipower network in Melbourne, April 2019.

See how Sumo Power compares on price to other electricity retailers in Victoria with our cost comparison report.

Sumo Power All You Can Eat plan

Sumo Power previously offered an ‘All You Can Eat’ plan. This plan was designed to help customers avoid bill shock by having them prepay their annual electricity bill in one or two instalments. Using your electricity usage history, Sumo Power would estimates your electricity usage for the year ahead and charge customers accordingly. It was called ‘All You Can Eat’ because even if your usage exceeded what Sumo Power expected, you would not be charged anything extra. Any changes to your electricity usage habits would simply be accounted for when prices are adjusted in the following 12 month period.

Billing

Sumo Power has three simple ways for customers to pay their bill:

  • Online: Accepts Visa, Mastercard and Amex. 0.7% card surcharge applies.
  • BPay: Pay with your mobile using the biller pay code.
  • Telephone: Use your phone to call Sumo and pay the old fashioned way.

Sumo Power is also working on a ‘My Account’ feature for its website which will let customers view their bills and electricity usage figures online.

Is Sumo Power right for me?

Sumo Power may be new, but it holds its own in the electricity retail market and has brought some interesting new deals to the table. Its rates are reasonable and its discounts are pretty generous. There are also no exit fees on its regular market offers, meaning you’re free to leave if you’re not happy.

In addition, Sumo Power is one of only a few retailers that has dared to mix it up by offering a new way to pay for electricity. While the All You Can Eat Plan is no longer available, it speaks volumes about a retailer that is not afraid to innovate and find new ways to serve traditional markets.

Finally, while Sumo Power’s discounts are impressive, you should always check the base rates when comparing retailers. Sometimes large discounts are masking increased rates, so it’s important to look closely at the fine print when comparing power companies.

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Sumo Power Facts

Sumo is an electricity and gas retailer operating in NSW and Victoria. According to the provider, its business model is “built on better value and simplicity”, but what more is there to know about Sumo?

About Sumo Power

Sumo Power prides itself on being 100% Australian owned and operated, passionate about the needs of households and small businesses. It’s a relatively new energy company, only setting up shop in 2015. Like many other electricity retailers, its headquarters are based within Melbourne.

Sumo Power Services

Sumo is offering its products on the south-east coast of Australia. Here’s what customers can sign up for with Sumo Power:

  • Electricity – Victoria, NSW
  • Gas – Victoria

Those looking for a new NBN plan can also bundle their services with Sumo.

More Sumo Power Services

Service Does Sumo Power offer it?
Online chat functionality
24 hour call centre
Energy saving tips on website
Green energy options
Notifications when bill is available
Multiple billing options

Sumo Power: Recent Key Dates

2015 | Sumo Power obtains its electricity retail license in Victoria.

2016 | Sumo Power begins operations in New South Wales.

2016 | Sumo Power releases controversial “Flick Off” sign-up campaign for new customers.

2016 | Sumo launches its “All You Can Eat” energy product with fixed pricing.

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