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South Australia Energy Rates Explained

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South Australians have more than 20 retailers to choose from when it comes to powering their home, which is great news if you like a bit of variety in your life. However, with so many options at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming trying to find a deal that stands out from the crowd. But if there’s one feature of an energy plan that shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s the electricity rates.

Power rates are generally what make up the majority of household energy costs, so it pays to know how to spot a good electricity rate. In this guide, we list the usage and supply rates from electricity retailers currently operating in Adelaide on the SA Power Network. Use our comparison tool below for specific rates in your area.

Electricity Rates SA

The following table shows the general usage rates and daily supply charges of the South Australian electricity providers on our database. We list the rates of the cheapest published deal from each company. Rates are for single rate tariffs only. Use our comparison tool for specific rates in your area.

Energy retailers are currently navigating a volatile wholesale market. Some of the retailers below may have temporarily switched off their market offer plans to new customers. We will do our best to keep this table and the details on this page up to date as new information becomes available. Please check plan details and availability directly with providers.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan General Usage Rate Daily Supply Charge
AGL Value Saver 43.51¢/kWh 102.26¢/day
Alinta Energy BetterDeal 47.52¢/kWh 101.79¢/day
Amber Electric Amber Plan – Variable Wholesale Prices 32.28¢/kWh 104.48¢/kWh
Diamond Energy Everyday Renewable Saver 47.30¢/kWh 88.00¢/day
Dodo Standing Offer 39.02¢/kWh 157.69¢/day
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan 47.28¢/kWh 104.50¢/day
GloBird Energy GloSave 48.62¢/kWh 103.40¢/day
Kogan Energy Kogan Energy with Free First 41.15¢/kWh 117.50¢/day
Lumo Energy Basic 43.60¢/kWh 100.96¢/day
Momentum Energy Nothing Fancy 37.18¢/kWh 169.29¢/day
Nectr Standing Offer 43.85¢/kWh 142.12¢/day
Origin Energy Go Variable 43.62¢/kWh 101.07¢/day
OVO Energy The One Plan 42.35¢/kWh 119.90¢/day
Pacific Blue Blue First 38.39¢/kWh 99.00¢/day
Powershop Power House 41.15¢/kWh 117.50¢/day
Red Energy Living Energy Saver 43.98¢/kWh 100.96¢/day
Simply Energy Simply Energy Saver 45.79¢/kWh 120.77¢/day
Sumo Sumo Lite 46.20¢/kWh 116.60¢/day
Tango Energy Eselect 42.68¢/kWh 99.00¢/day
1st Energy Standing Offer 46.75¢/kWh 110.00¢/day
CovaU TBC TBC TBC
Discover Energy TBC TBC TBC
Energy Locals TBC TBC TBC
Future X Power TBC TBC TBC
Glow Power TBC TBC TBC
ReAmped Energy TBC TBC TBC
Basic Plan Information Documents

Rates and products are subject to change. Accurate as of April 2024.

Compare SA Electricity Prices

Trying to figure out which rates mean cheaper energy prices can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve done the calculations for you in our database, so you can compare a range of plans and rates side by side. Based on current rates in Adelaide, here are some good deals below.

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 4011kWh/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 4011kWh/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 4011kWh/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 4011kWh/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.

Electricity usage costs (per kWh) in SA

Energy costs are broken up into separate components on bills, one of which refers to how much power you’ve used over the billing cycle. Electricity usage costs are the rates you’re charged for consuming energy, so if air conditioning is a must at your place then you’ll want to know how much you’re being slogged to use power. In South Australia, you can expect to pay around 35 to 45 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), although cheaper usage rates may be available.

Where are usage rates found on a bill?

Usage rates are typically located in the section where your retailer lists each charge. In the below example, you will see that usage rate is 26c/kWh and is referred to as ‘Any Time Usage’. Keep in mind that different energy providers may list usage charges under another name, like ‘peak usage’.

Energy bill example of usage rates

Electricity supply costs in SA

Much like you’re billed for using electricity, you’re also charged for being supplied power in the first place, known as supply costs. In South Australia, supply rates vary, but expect to pay around $1 to $1.20 per day. Electricity supply charges will take up a large chunk of bills, particularly if your house does not use much power.

Where are supply costs found on my bill?

Supply costs are usually found next to your usage rates on the summary section of your energy bill. Below is a screenshot of electricity charges where you’ll notice the supply rate is $1.0175/day. In this example, this rate is referred to as a ‘Supply Charge’, but keep in mind it be under a different name depending on the retailer.

Energy bill example of supply rates

How to find a deal with cheap electricity rates in SA

With more than 20 retailers to choose from, the South Australian energy market has never looked healthier. And given the cost of electricity, it has never been a better time to review your current energy plan’s rates. Our free comparison tool lets you compare electricity rates among many other features, helping you narrow down a deal that’s best suited to your circumstances.

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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley covers Australia's retail energy market, growing her industry specific expertise over the last 2 years. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and has contributed her skills to online publications Hunter & Bligh and local radio station 4ZZZ.

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