With so many electricity providers servicing the South Australian market, working out which one is best for you can seem like a difficult task.
Here is a list of South Australian electricity suppliers to help you learn a little about the companies available to you.
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The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) was formed in Sydney in 1837, and has grown to become Australia’s leading energy provider with over 6 million customers.
AGL was the first Australian energy company to provide accredited Green energy products, as well as the first Australian company to join the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first carbon trading exchange.
AGL is also Australia’s largest private owner, operator and developer of renewable generation assets, including biomass, solar, geothermal and landfill gas.
Australian Power and Gas (APG) is an Australian-owned company with energy retail licenses in South Australia, Queensland, NSW, and Victoria. Although currently only operating in Victoria, APG plans to commence supplying electricity to South Australia in the near future.
APG offers a ‘greentricity’ program, which gives customers the choice to have 10%, 50% or 100% of their energy sourced from accredited renewable energy, including solar, wind, water and waste.
EnergyAustralia is an electricity and gas retailer and distributor in several Australian states, including South Australia.
Owned by the NSW government, EnergyAustralia has more than a century’s experience in the energy industry. EnergyAustralia operates an electricity network of around 22,275 square kilometers and supplies electricity to approximately 1.5 million Australian customers.
EnergyAustralia offers customers a range of green energy options, including 10%, 25%, 50% and 100% GreenPower Accredited plans.
- Origin Energy
Origin Energy, one of Australia’s largest energy companies, has been involved in power generation and energy retailing for the past 140 years.
Servicing 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.
Origin Energy generates most of its electricity using gas-fired power and is one of the largest buyers of wind energy in Australia.
- Power Direct
Power Direct, a subsidiary of Australian Gas Light (AGL), has been an electricity provider in South Australia and other Australian states since 2000.
Though primarily supplying to small and medium businesses, Power Direct’s services are available to all customers, from households to large corporations.
- Red Energy
Red Energy is a leading renewable energy retailer in Australia. Established in 2004, Red Energy is a subsidiary of Snowy Hydro Limited.
Red Energy supplies renewable hydro-electricity, which is sourced from the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Scheme. The Snowy Mountain Scheme produces around 4500 GW hours of renewable, hydro electricity, which accounts for approximately 70% of all renewable energy sold in Australia.
- Simply Energy
Simply Energy provides electricity to residential, business and corporate customers in South Australia and Victoria, and advertises a simple, straightforward approach to energy retail.
Simply Energy was established in 2007, after International Power purchased EnergyAustralia’s share of their energy retail partnership in Victoria and South Australia.
Customers can choose GreenPower products from Simply Energy, including zero-emission, 100% accredited green electricity.
- South Australia Electricity
South Australia Electricity is a subsidiary of Victoria Electricity, supplying electricity and gas to households and businesses in South Australia.
South Australia Electricity offers membership rewards through their ‘Eco-Gold’ card system, which provides customers access to a range of special offers on shopping, entertainment and travel.
For each customer that joins South Australia Electricity, the company has committed to a $1 contribution to their Eco-Gold Environmental Fund, which supports various environmental projects and initiatives.
TRUenergy entered the Australian energy market in 1995 as an electricity and gas retailer and distributor. Formerly known as TXU, Yallourn Energy and Auspower, TRUenergy is currently owned by CLP Power Asia, and is based in Hong Kong.
TRUenergy have committed to reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050 as part of their Climate Change Strategy.
TRUenergy is active in numerous projects for the long term reduction of greenhouse emissions, including the construction of a gas-fired power station at Tallawarra in NSW, which is expected to emit 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional coal-fired plants.
TRUenergy also offers up to eight energy efficient light globes free of charge to South Australian customers.