Click Energy blossoms in NSW and SA with new ‘Hibiscus’ deal

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New deals have sprouted in New South Wales and South Australia from online retailer, Click Energy, offering big savings off the Reference Price.

‘Hibiscus’ and ‘Hibiscus Plus’ have replaced Click’s ‘Banksia’ plans, boasting cheaper electricity prices of up to nearly $200 a year, based on the default tariff in each state.

Click Energy General Manager, Chris Zondanos, said the introduction of Hibiscus in NSW and SA is all about lower prices and more options for bill-payers.

“We always look for opportunities to deliver value to our customers in a low-cost simple way for consumers to understand,” he said. “It’s a perfect time to bring the Click Hibiscus plans to these states, while enhancing consumer choice, the way Click has always done.”

These changes follow the successful launch of Click’s Hibiscus plan in Queensland last year, which also saw its Banksia plan scrapped.

Mr Zondanos added: “In NSW the new electricity plans complement our market leading gas plans, while in SA this plan includes a strong solar FIT as well as great value energy rates – all with no restrictions such as having to purchase solar panels from us.”

Both Hibiscus products come with variable rates, low usage and supply charges, hassle-free monthly billing and no lock-in contracts. Solar customers can receive a feed-in tariff of 11c/kWh in NSW and 14c/kWh in SA. Customers must pay on time and sign up to direct debit payments on the Hibiscus Plus plan.

Canstar Blue Editor-in-Chief, Simon Downes, explained that constant price changes from retailers marks another level of heightened competition.

“Click’s new deals in NSW and SA are a great sign for customers, particularly those looking for an easy-to-understand plan without any confusing gimmicks or conditional discounts,” Mr Downes said.

“We’re seeing plenty of price movements from retailers across the country, taking the opportunity to cut rates and attract new customers while wholesale prices are stable. However, it’s important to keep a close eye on the market because things can change quickly. Households should be reviewing their plans at least every few months to make sure they’re still getting competitive value.”

Click Energy is one of many smaller retailers disrupting the retail market where the big three providers – Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia – still dominate. Existing Click Energy customers will need to contact the retailer to ask to be switched onto one of the new cheaper plans.

How does Click Energy compare in NSW?

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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. The next three tabs feature products exclusively from AGL, EnergyAustralia and Origin.

Here are the AGL 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 EnergyAustralia 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 Origin 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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.

How does Click Energy compare in SA?

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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. The next three tabs feature products exclusively from AGL, EnergyAustralia and Origin.

Here are the AGL 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. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 EnergyAustralia 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 Origin 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. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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.

Click Energy Price Changes

Here are the electricity price changes from Click Energy, March 2020:

State Plan and price before Plan and price after Annual price difference
NSW Banksia Plus – $1,335 (9% less than Reference Price) Hibiscus Plus – $1,218 (17% less than Reference Price) $117
NSW Banksia – $1,364 (7% less than Reference Price) Hibiscus – $1,232 (16% less than Reference Price) $132
SA Banksia Plus – $1,882 (3% less than Reference Price) Hibiscus Plus – $1,707 (12% less than Reference Price) $175
SA Banksia – $1,921 (1% less than Reference Price) Hibiscus – $1,727 (11% less than Reference Price) $194

Pricing estimates based on Ausgrid network in Sydney with a general usage of 3,900kWh/year and the SA Power Network in Adelaide with a general usage of 4,000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Prices may vary depending on your circumstances.

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