Origin offers new special energy deals in time for summer bills

9Saver has successfully unlocked a series of summer energy offers from Origin just in time for the summer air con season, which typically produces some of the year’s biggest bills. 

Thanks to the people power of more than 189,000 members to date, some homes could save hundreds of dollars using these special electricity discounts, which are now available for a limited time.

In New South Wales’ Ausgrid zone for example, which covers most of Sydney and Newcastle, an average usage household can now pay $249 less than the Government’s benchmark electricity reference price per annum by switching to these deals (that’s based on a flat rate tariff with usage of 3900kWk a year).

The timing is ideal. More than 6 million Australian households now have air conditioning. This equates to about 75 per cent of homes in Australia. So summer bills, especially in the northern states, can be the biggest of the year.

Since 1 July 2019, electricity offers look different in NSW, SEQLD, SA and VIC as all discount deals are measured against a new Government Benchmark for electricity.

In NSW, SEQLD and SA, the new benchmark is called the ‘Reference Price’. In VIC, it is called the ‘Victorian Default Offer’.

The changes are designed to make it easier to compare electricity offers for households who are shopping around to try and save money.

9Saver Campaigner Joel Gibson said: “Don’t make the mistake of seeing percentages like 10% and 15% and thinking that offers now are no good. In the new world, 10% less than the government benchmark is a good offer!

“We need to adjust our thinking when assessing deals now and some households can still save hundreds by switching plans or providers.”

9Saver is a consumer network which has more than 187,000 households who have joined to date – it uses that people power to source special deals.

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