Powershop vs AGL: Electricity Cost Comparison

When you’ve got two retailers that are worlds apart, it may be hard to decipher which is the right one for you. We’re taking energy giant AGL and fan favourite Powershop for a spin to find out which provider is offering the cheapest prices and best value where you live. We’ll also dive into other plans offered by AGL and Powershop, as well as the added benefits you could receive by signing up.

Since both providers are offering plans in New South Wales, Victoria, south east Queensland and South Australia, we’ve broken it down by state to get a better idea of which provider is the cheapest where you live. Let’s start with a quick breakdown of their current cheapest plans on our database.

AGL vs Powershop – Cheapest Deals

Which deal is cheapest in NSW; AGL or Powershop?

AGL is the cheaper of the two providers in NSW. If you’re curious as to how AGL and Powershop perform up against other providers, head to our report on NSW electricity prices.

Here are the cheapest published deals for AGL and Powershop on our database for NSW. This table includes 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. 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.

Which deal is cheapest in VIC; AGL or Powershop?

In Victoria, AGL has come out on top with the cheaper price. See how these plans compare to other electricity retailers in our Victorian price comparison report.

Here are the cheapest published deals for AGL and Powershop on our database for Victoria. This table includes products from referral partners†. 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.

Which deal is cheapest in QLD; AGL or Powershop?

AGL has beaten Powershop on price by a large margin. Remember that these aren’t the only plans available in QLD though, and if you’re interested in seeing how these do in comparison to other offerings, head to our SE QLD price comparison report.

Here are the cheapest published deals for AGL and Powershop on our database for SE QLD. This table includes products from referral partners†. 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.

Which deal is cheapest in SA; AGL or Powershop?

AGL takes the crown for cheapest price in South Australia, out of the two retailers. For more offers available, head to our SA electricity cost comparison report.

Here are the cheapest published deals for AGL and Powershop on our database for SA. This table includes 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. 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.

AGL Energy

AGL is one of Australia’s ‘big three’ energy companies. Having been around for over a century, the provider is currently serving millions of Aussies in the National Electricity Market (NEM). It offers a range of plans, all of which come with variable rates. The retailer is known for offering sign-up incentives, and has launched a loyalty program called AGL Rewards to benefit its customers.

Powershop

Powershop is a popular retailer offering electricity to customers in NSW, VIC, QLD, and South Australia. The retailer is known for carbon offsetting its customers’ usage, at no additional charge. Its plans used to promote a different billing approach to other retailers, whereby consumers had the option to pay for ‘Powerpacks’ ahead of time, where usage was then tracked using smart meters. However, Powershop has since switched to using a traditional post-paid billing method where customers are simply billed for their power use.

Which retailer offers better value overall?

From what we can see, Powershop and AGL both offer reasonable value in the states they serve. AGL provides what it refers to as ‘simplified energy’ with its no-discount offers. Going with AGL might work out more appealing if you feel better being with a well-known brand. If, however, you’re willing to put in a touch more effort, then Powershop could be right for you.

In this case, as the difference in price is often marginal, it really boils down to your personal preference, in both provider values and how you’d like to pay for your power. But remember, your options aren’t limited to these two – clicking the image below will take you to our page where you can compare prices from as many as 30+ providers in your area (depending on where you live), no contact details required.

This comparison is based on a very specific household, with usage figures and postcodes detailed above. Any annual cost estimates should be considered indicative only and not an actual quote. Please use our comparison tool for information catered to your location and electricity usage estimates. 

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