The Sydney energy market is deregulated, with a number of new and established energy retailers vying for business. Energy customers also have the option of accepting the default market offer from the New South Wales government. If you live in Sydney, there will be several energy providers in your local distribution network, and you can find out who they are using the GoSwitch price comparison tool. Whatever company you go with, there will be two types of power charges.
- Daily Supply Charges: Electricity originating in power stations travels via major electricity networks and distributors throughout NSW, VIC, QLD, and other Australian States prior to reaching your local network.
- Usage Charges: Determined according to the amount of electricity you use, and how you use it. This is household or mains power regulated at a voltage suitable for electrical appliances, devices, lighting, etc.
Your energy usage can also be adapted as a bundle gas & electricity deal. Natural gas is a viable alternative to electricity for powering various household appliances, with lots of personalised advantages. Your energy retailer should provide a combined gas and electricity bill so you can see all costs and savings in one place.