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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.

Welcome to our NSW electricity comparison page

Thanks for visiting Canstar Blue. The aim of this page is to help you find a better electricity deal, whether you’re looking for green energy, something with lots of cool value-add features or just the cheapest deal around. And the good news is you have 30+ electricity providers to choose from in New South Wales, so you’re sure to find a plan that works for you.

At Canstar Blue, we help you find the best deal through our comparison service which lists plans based on the cheapest rates, as well as the best value based on our unique value ranking system. And if that wasn’t enough, we also survey households across NSW to find out which providers are rated best by customers. Follow the links to find what you’re looking for.

Why choose Canstar Blue to compare NSW energy?

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Learn about electricity in NSW

NSW Electricity Providers

What electricity providers can you sign up to in NSW? Which are the best rated?

NSW Usage & Supply Rates

Don’t forget to check the fine print… see how your rates compare against others in NSW.

NSW Electricity Deals

See the cheapest and most expensive power plans available to you in NSW.

Tariffs Explained

Confused about how your power billing works? We break down the different types of tariffs in NSW.

Green Energy Plans

If you’re looking to lessen your environmental footprint and support renewable energy, start here.

NSW Solar Plans

See NSW feed-in tariffs (FiTs) and power plans specifically for households with solar.

How to compare NSW electricity plans

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Find a good value deal
Using our expert methodology we show you the best value electricity plans available to you.
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Click on the green ‘go to site’ button to sign up to your chosen plan on the provider’s website.

NSW Energy FAQs

NSW Energy Distribution Zones

You may not realise it, but thanks to something called ‘distribution zones’, you’ll likely be paying different rates for power than households in other parts of NSW. It’ll be more pricey for your mates in Northern NSW to connect to power than your house in Sydney, and that’s because distribution costs account for as much as 50% of your total energy bill. 

In NSW, the distribution networks are:

  • Ausgrid: Inner, Northern, Eastern and Southern Sydney, Newcastle. 
  • Endeavour Energy: Western Sydney, Wollongong, Shoalhaven.
  • Essential Energy: Regional NSW, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga.

Unfortunately, you can’t change distribution zones without moving house, but knowledge of where the power is cheaper may sway serious savers when choosing their next home.

Cheapest electricity provider in NSW

  • ReAmped Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Nectr
  • Tango Energy
  • OVO Energy

The cheapest provider in NSW is changing all the time and can vary greatly depending on where you live. In general, it’s rarely the well-known energy companies that come out to be the cheapest in NSW, but once in a while Origin, AGL or EnergyAustralia may run a promotion bringing it close to the cheapest.

In NSW, specifically on the highly populated Ausgrid network, challenger brand ReAmped typically offers the cheapest plan, as it makes its business staying that way. In 2020, Mojo Power also made its way to the top, as well as carbon-neutral provider Nectr.

Best electricity rates in NSW

When it comes to picking a new power plan, it’s easy to be swayed by headline discounts and sign-up bonuses, but what you ought to be looking at is the plan’s rates. You may be surprised to discover that the big three (Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia) don’t always have the most competitive rates. 

On the Ausgrid network in NSW, the cheapest usage rates are around 20c/kWh, and the cheapest supply rates 80c/day. On average, providers are likely to charge 22-28c/kWh for usage, and 90c/day for supply.

Small providers like ReAmped Energy, Mojo Power and Nectr usually offer the lowest rates. Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia typically cost about the same, and work out $100 to $200 more expensive per year. 

How to compare electricity rates

Comparing rates on power plans can be confusing, but we’re here to help. In NSW, rate information can be found either through our comparison tool, a provider’s website, fact sheets, or over the phone. Here’s where to find them on Canstar Blue:

  1. Enter your details into the comparison tool to land on the comparison page

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2. Use our sorting tools to narrow down your options

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3. Select the ‘More details +’ option that’s under the green ‘Go to site’ button

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4. Look under the ‘Charges’ section to see usage and supply rates

electricity plan information canstar5. Check the rates on multiple plans to make sure you’re not paying too much

Keep in mind that your usage rate will usually make up the bulk of your bill, so it’s important that it stays relatively low. However, small or energy-efficient households shouldn’t dismiss the supply charge, as for them it may make up a larger ratio of the bill.

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