The New South Wales electricity market is made up of numerous electricity providers, which can make the task of finding the right one seem overwhelming.
To help give some background on the electricity suppliers available, here is a list of electricity providers in New South Wales, as well as brief company profiles.
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ActewAGL, an electricity distributor and electricity retailer, was created in 2000 with the merge of Australian Gas Light Co (AGL) and the government-owned Actew Corporation.
ActewAGL is Australia’s first multi-utility service provider, supplying gas, electricity, water and waste water services, as well as full telecommunications services in the ACT and parts of NSW through TransACT.
ActewAGL supports renewable energy generation through their green energy program ‘Greenchoice’, which uses sources such as wind power, mini-hydro and biomass.
The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) was formed in Sydney in 1837, and has grown to become Australia’s leading energy provider. AGL supplied gas for the first public lighting of a street lamp in Sydney in 1841 – one of a series of ‘firsts’ achieved by the company.
AGL was the first Australian energy company to provide accredited Green energy, and the first Australian company to join the world’s first carbon trading exchange in Chicago.
AGL is also Australia’s largest private owner, operator and developer of renewable generation assets, including solar, biomass, geothermal and landfill gas.
AGL recently became the only Australian electricity retailer to be listed as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index – the leading global ranking of sustainability.
Australian Power and Gas (APG) is an Australian-owned company that will soon be providing electricity and gas to residential customers in NSW, having already commenced retailing in Victoria.
APG promotes a ‘greentricity’ program, offering customers the choice to have 10%, 50% or 100% of their energy sourced from accredited renewable energy, including solar, wind, water and waste.
- Country Energy
Country Energy manages Australia’s largest energy supply network across 95% of New South Wales, servicing over 800,000 customers. As well as being one of Australia’s largest energy providers, Country Energy is also one of the nation’s strongest regional businesses with around 4,500 employees.
Country Energy supports the Government Accredited renewable energy program ‘GreenPower’, offering a range of alternative energy products.
- Dodo Power & Gas
Dodo Power & Gas is owned by Dodo established internet service provider (ISP) and telecommunications provider. Dodo is a privately owned Australian company, headquartered in Melbourne.
Dodo Power & Gas was launched into the NSW energy market in late 2011. Dodo aims to become a “one-stop shop” for home services by offering bundle packages for home phone, Internet, gas and electricity.
EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest energy providers, with origins over 100 years old. The name ‘EnergyAustralia’ was adopted after a merger in 1996 between Orion Energy and Sydney Electricity.
EnergyAustralia is a NSW government-owned corporation, operating electricity network of around 22,275 square kilometers and supplying electricity to approximately 1.5 million Australian customers.
EnergyAustralia supports the GreenPower Accredited energy renewable program by offering customers a variety of green energy plans.
- Integral Energy
Integral Energy is the second largest state-owned energy corporation in NSW, and a licensed supplier throughout Australia.
An electricity distributor as well as retailer, Integral Energy has over 50 years of experience managing one of Australia’s largest energy networks, and today distributes electricity to over 2.1 million customers in Australia.
- Origin Energy
Origin Energy is one of Australia’s largest energy providers, with a 140-year history in oil exploration, power generation and energy retailing.
Retailing to over 3 million customers, Origin Energy employs over 4,000 people in Australia, NZ and the Pacific and is in the top 50 ASX listed companies.
Already one of the largest buyers of wind energy in Australia, Origin Energy is also currently developing a number of other ‘green’ energy projects.
- Power Direct
Power Direct is a subsidiary of Australian Gas Light (AGL), providing electricity to business customers in several Australian states, including NSW.
While Power Direct focuses primarily on servicing small to medium businesses, their customers range from households to large corporations.
- Red Energy
Red Energy commenced operation in 2004 as a subsidiary of Snowy Hydro Limited, and has become a leading renewable energy retailer in Australia.
Red Energy supplies renewable hydro-electricity sourced from the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Scheme, which produces on average 4500 GW hours of renewable, hydro-electricity, around 70% of all renewable energy sold in Australia.
TRUenergy is an electricity and gas retailer and distributor, owned by the Hong Kong-based company CLP Power Asia. Formerly known as TXU, Yallourn Energy and Auspower, TRUenergy began operation under its current name in 1995.
TRUenergy is involved in the development of several renewable energy projects, and has committed to reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050 as part of their Climate Change Strategy.