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Why Should I Compare Electricity In QLD?

The only way to make sure you are not paying too much for your energy plans is to compare your Queensland electricity plan. With so many options available, it is hard to find which plan is right for you. By calling Move-In Connect for a QLD electricity comparison, we can look at plans from our panel of preferred providers to see if you could be saving money. All it takes is one easy phone call!

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FAQs About Queensland Electricity and Energy Plans

Here are some common questions to help with your QLD electricity comparison to find out if you could be saving money on your bills.

South-East Queensland is a deregulated energy market. This means that customers are free to compare and switch their providers to find a deal that saves them money. But with over 30 retailers competing to power your home, this can be a bit more time-consuming than it sounds.Read more about comparing plans and connecting your new home here:Connect and Compare New Electricity and Gas.When you call Move-In Connect, we will take the overwhelm out of comparing plans. One of our experts will talk to you about the unique energy requirements of your home or business to find you the best electricity provider QLD to match your needs.

To compare energy deals we will ask about:

  • Your location
  • Household size 
  • How many people live in your home
  • Type of appliances you use
  • Any special energy needs such as a swimming pool or electric vehicle
  • If you have solar panels

With these factors in mind, our comprehensive comparison service will look at the following features from our preferred suppliers:

Rates

Rates are advertised as a percentage discount from the Default Market Offer (DMO). The DMO is the reference price set by the government to ensure affordable power for everyone. Finding a retailer with a low rate is a great first step to finding QLD cheapest electricity, but make sure it’s not the only thing you consider.

Tariffs

The amount you pay on your bill is determined by your tariff. There are two types of tariff that you will pay.

Supply charge
This is a fixed daily charge from the distributor for the cost of supplying energy to your home. In South-East Queensland the distributor is Ergon Energy. They will pass on their charge to your retailer, who will in turn pass it on to you.

Usage charge
This is a variable charge based on how much energy you use.  It is charged as cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh), based on the rate you are eligible for in your plan.

Some tariffs give you access to different rates for different times of day or appliances. Finding a tariff suitable for your home’s needs can save you a lot of money.

  • Time-of-use tariff (ToU) tariff – cheaper rates for off-peak and shoulder hours 
  • Fixed rate tariff – same rate at all times of the day and night
  • Controlled load tariff – discounted rates for specific separately metered appliances 
  • Solar feed-in tariffs – the rate paid to you for excess power from your solar panels 

Special offers and bundles

A lot of retailers have special offers for new customers or seasonal offers that you can take advantage of. You will also find that most retailers offer a lower rate if you bundle your services with them.

Some money-saving offers to look out for include:

  • Sign up credits
  • Rewards shop
  • Discounted rates for a fixed term
  • Bundles when you add gas, internet, mobile or home phone
  • Direct debit or pay-on-time discount

Carbon-neutral and Green Power

If you are interested in offsetting the carbon footprint of your home’s energy, talk to a Move-In Connect expert about making your plan carbon-neutral. Find out more here: What Does It Mean To Be Carbon Neutral?

Fees and charges

There’s always some fine print to read when you enter into a new contract, and it can be easy to miss some hidden fees and charges if you don’t know where to look. When you move with Move-In Connect, we will make sure there are no surprises. Some common fees include:

  • Set up fee 
  • Reconnection charges
  • Exit fee 
  • Credit card processing fee
  • Late payment fee
  • Disconnection charges

 

Rebates and concessions

The federal and Queensland state government have several energy rebates and concessions to help eligible customers with their energy bills. These are applied in addition to any discounted rates or offers you receive from your retailer. 

Some of the energy rebates and concessions in Queensland include:

  • Cost of Living Rebate for Households
  • Electricity Rebate
  • Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate

Visit the Queensland Government’s Energy Concessions page to find out if you are eligible.

You will notice several charges on your bill that combine to make up the amount you pay each quarter.

  • Supply charge: The cost for your retailer to supply energy to your home, including the distributor cost from Ergon Energy, metering charges and a portion of the retailer’s fixed operating costs.
  • Demand charge: An additional fee for power used when unusually high demand occurs, such as during the hot summer months.
  • Distributor charge: An additional charge for actions outside the regular supply of energy to your home, such as same-day connections or emergency works.
  • Consumption charge: The cost of the energy consumed by your household or small business, based on your daily energy usage and the tariff and special offer and discounts you have signed up for.

There are two ways to compare Queensland electricity plans. 

  1. Contact electricity providers directly to compare energy plans.
  2. Use a comparison tool, like Move-In Connect to do all the hard work for you.

Our experts can compare energy plans, including tariffs, fixed and variable rates and energy bundles from our preferred providers to find you a deal that suits your energy needs and household budget.

Variable rates refer to rates that change based on market conditions, including the cost of wholesale electricity and the level of demand. This means the cost of your bill can fluctuate from month to month, making it hard to plan your budget. 

However, because variable rates are more flexible that fixed rates, you can also take advantage of lower rates when they are available.

When doing a QLD electricity comparison, you should take into account factors such as the supply charge (or daily charge), usage rates, discounts and special offers and variable vs fixed rate options. You should also think about how you use energy in your home and your personal budget to help decide which electricity provider and plan is the right choice for your home.

Yes, there are several government rebates and incentives available for Queenslanders. Eligible customers can receive the Queensland Government Electricity Rebate for pensioners and seniors and/or the Solar Bonus Scheme for households and businesses to install solar power systems.

Yes, Move-In Connect can help you compare electricity QLD online by simply entering your details. One of our experts will compare plans from our panel of providers to find one that suits your needs and assist you with the switching process to ensure a smooth change over to your new Queensland electricity plan.

If you are interested in a QLD electricity comparison for your business, including understanding your energy consumption patterns, energy efficiency rating and business needs, Move In Connect’s team of energy experts can help. Read more here or call 1300 786 045 to connect now.

Whether you are moving house in South-East Queensland, or just looking for a better deal on your bills, Move-In Connect will make it quick and easy!

It can take days to compare all the retailers in the competitive Queensland energy market, and it takes expert knowledge to compare rates, tariffs, special offers and discounts to make sure you are really getting the best deal. 

Don’t do it alone – Move-In Connect’s 100% free comparison and moving service can take care of it all for you, hassle-free.

  1. Enter your details online or call one of our experts on 1300 786 045.
  2. We’ll compare plans from our preferred suppliers and recommend the perfect energy provider for you, based on your unique needs.
  3. Choose your favourite plan. If you make the decision to switch, we’ll take care of all the arrangements for you.
  4. Receive a Welcome Pack from your new provider – make sure to read the details, you have a 10-day cooling-off period to change your mind. 
  5. Take a meter reading so your old energy provider can issue a final bill and your new energy provider can get you up and running.
  6. Relax and enjoy your savings!

And don’t forget, in the same easy phone call, we can compare gas, internet and Pay TV for all of Australia’s deregulated markets. We can compare energy in South-East Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, South Australia and Tasmania.

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