Victoria has more electricity providers in the energy market than any other state, so choosing the right electricity supplier can be particularly overwhelming for Victorian consumers.
Here is brief rundown of the available electricity providers in Victoria, so you can start to get an idea of who you’re dealing with.
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The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) was established in 1837, and has grown to become Australia’s leading energy provider.
AGL was the first company to offer accredited green energy in Australia, and also the first Australian energy company to join the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first carbon trading exchange.
AGL is the largest private owner, operator and developer of renewable generation assets in Australia, including solar, biomass, geothermal and landfill gas.
In 2007, AGL became the only Australian electricity retailer to be listed as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which is the leading global ranking of sustainability.
Australian Power and Gas (APG) is an Australian-owned company that provides electricity and gas to residential customers in Victoria.
A supporter of green energy, APG offers a ‘greentricity’ program, which offers customers the choice to have 10%, 50% or 100% of their energy sourced from accredited renewable energy, including solar, wind, water and waste.
- Click Energy
Click Energy is Victoria’s first dedicated online energy retailer. Established in 2007, Click Energy services business and residential customers in Victoria.
Click Energy supports renewable energy with their GreenPower Accredited ‘Click Natural’ program.
- Country Energy
Country Energy is one of Australia’s largest energy providers, as well as a significant regional employer, with a workforce of around 4,500. The company manages Australia’s biggest energy supply network across 95% of New South Wales and services over 800,000 customers, including many in Victoria.
Country Energy offers a range of alternative energy products as part of the GreenPower Accredited energy renewable program.
- 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 Victorian energy market in late 2010. Dodo aims to become a “one-stop shop” for home services by offering bundle packages for home phone, Internet, gas and electricity.
EnergyAustralia is owned by the government of NSW, but also supplies electricity to Victoria and much of Australia. With origins dating back over 100 years, EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest electricity providers.
EnergyAustralia is an electricity distributor as well as a retailer, operating a network of around 22,275 square kilometers and supplying electricity to approximately 1.5 million Australian customers.
EnergyAustralia ‘Pure Energy’ 10, 20, 50 and 100 products are all GreenPower Accredited.
- Neighbourhood Energy
Neighbourhood Energy is an Australian owned company, based in Victoria.
Retailing since 2006, Neighbourhood Energy supports community growth, offering customers a 10% discount to be donated to a charity or community group of their choice.
Neighbourhood Energy is an advocate of green energy, offering its customers the option of emission-free, 100% Accredited GreenPower.
- Origin Energy
Origin Energy, one of Australia’s largest energy providers, has been involved in oil exploration, power generation and retailing for over 140 years.
Listed in the top 50 companies on Australia’s primary stock exchange, the ASX, Origin Energy supplies electricity to over 3 million customers, and employs more than 4,000 people in Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Origin Energy is one of the largest buyers of wind energy in Australia, and currently has several green energy projects in development.
- Power Direct
Power Direct is an electricity provider in Victoria and other Australian states, focused primarily on supplying electricity to business customers. Operating as a retailer since 2000, Power Direct recently became a subsidiary of Australian Gas Light (AGL).
While Power Direct offer specialised services to small and medium businesses, their customers range from households to large corporations.
- Red Energy
Red Energy, a subsidiary of Snowy Hydro Limited, was founded in 2004 and has become a leading renewable energy retailer in Victoria and other areas of 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, or around 70% of all renewable energy sold in Australia.
- Simply Energy
Simply Energy was established in 2007, after International Power purchased EnergyAustralia’s share of their energy retail partnership in Victoria and South Australia.
Simply Energy provides electricity to residential, business and corporate customers, and promotes a simple, straightforward approach to energy retail.
Customers can choose GreenPower products from Simply Energy, including zero-emission, 100% accredited green electricity.
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, a subsidiary of CLP Group.
CLP Group is based in Hong Kong and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
TRUenergy have implemented a Climate Change Strategy, which involves reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050.
TRUenergy also offers replacement energy efficient light globes free of charge to Victorian customers.
- Victoria Electricity
Victoria Electricity supplies electricity and gas to households and business in Victoria. It is own by Infratil Limited, which is a public company listed on the New Zealand Exchange.
Victoria Electricity services over 300,000 customers, and is the parent company of South Australia Electricity and Queensland Electricity.