Understanding Energy Price Fact Sheets

When comparing electricity providers and plans, it’s imperative to check their energy price fact sheets. Unfortunately, some retailers don’t make this as easy as they should. That’s why we’ve produced this page to show you what to look out for – and where to look!

All electricity and gas retailers are required by law to publish an energy price fact sheet for each of its products. These are comprehensive documents outlining the rates, discounts, benefit terms and any additional conditions included with your energy deal. You can think of an energy price fact sheet like a contract – you are only bound by what is included in these documents, so make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting into before agreeing to anything.

To help uncover the mystery of energy price fact sheets, we’ll go through some examples of what they look like and what you should watch out for.

AGL Energy Price Fact Sheets

AGL has a search tool to help customers find energy price fact sheets that apply to them. You can access it here. Alternatively, you can access the price fact sheets of AGL from its home page. Type in your postcode, select customer type (residential or business), fuel type (electricity or gas), tariff type, energy plan and then finally, click on ‘find fact sheet’.

AGL has a different price fact sheet for each product and tariff type, so try not to be overwhelmed by the huge list of price fact sheets that might appear. The below image is a sample energy price fact sheet for the AGL Super Saver deal on the New South Wales Ausgrid network.

AGL Super Saver Fact Sheet

On these documents, you can expect to find the following information:

  • Estimated annual price: Yearly prices based on specific household sizes and electricity usage per kilowatt hour (kWh) a day.
  • Plan features: Outlines the plan’s core features, such as billing options, cooling off period, exit fees and more.
  • Fees and charges: Displays any hidden fees or costs attached to the plan, such as move-in fees and payment processing surcharges.
  • Plan eligibility: Shows eligibility criteria for any of the plan’s conditions, for example; pay on time discounts or mandatory e-billing.

AGL Super Saver BPID details

  • Pricing: Electricity usage rates (c/kWh), daily supply charges (c/day), solar feed-in tariff rates (c/kWh) and green energy options.
  • Additional details: Contract information that outlines the plan’s expiry, cooling off period, contract length, meter restrictions, billing options and terms and conditions.

AGL Energy Prices

Here are the AGL Energy 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.

Here are the AGL Energy plans on our database for Victoria. 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 AGL Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These costs are based on the Energex energy 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 AGL Energy plans on our database for South Australia. 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.

Alinta Energy Fact Sheets

Alinta Energy allows existing and new customers to search for a power plan’s fact sheets on its website. For residential customers in Victoria, you can access it here, or when browsing deals it is located at the bottom of each plan description, titled ‘Energy Fact Sheets’ in VIC or ‘Basic plan information documents’ in NSW, QLD and SA.

In the example below, we show you what Alinta Energy’s flagship offer – Home Deal – looks like in Victoria on the Citipower network, which can be downloaded via Alinta’s website or found on the government website Victorian Energy Compare. If using the Victorian Energy Compare website, a series of questions specific to your household and personal circumstances will need to be answered.

Alinta Energy Price Fact Sheet VIC

  • Features: Includes payment details, incentives, green energy options and basic information about the offer.
  • Contract terms: Outlines type of contract, cooling off period, price changes and other eligibility criteria.
  • Offer rate and details: Displays electricity usage rates (c/kWh), daily supply charges (c/day), and solar feed-in tariff rates (c/kWh).

Alinta Energy price sheet VIC 2

  • Discounts and fees: Highlights details about the plan’s discounts and other fees that may be hidden in the fine print.

Alinta Energy Prices

Here are the Alinta 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 Alinta Energy plans on our database for VIC. 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 Alinta 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 Alinta 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. 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.

Finding a good deal on electricity

Now you know how to read an energy price fact sheet, you’re ready to compare deals and start saving on electricity. Remember that these documents will look a little different depending on where you live. In Victoria, they’ll usually be referred to as ‘Victorian Energy Fact Sheets‘, while in the other states they’ll generally be called ‘Basic Product Information Documents‘. If you’re a stickler for detail, then it’s worth checking out these face sheets before signing up to an energy plan. To get you started, you can compare offers in your area via the link below.

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