Compare energy plans from Energy Locals

Energy Locals is a 100% Australian-owned electricity retailer, offering some of the most competitive rates on the market. In their own words, they are “done with the traditional energy model” and have adopted a fixed-fee approach that passes on wholesale electricity prices to customers for a small membership fee. 

This model means you won’t find special offers or discounts, but rather consistently low rates and full transparency on fees and charges. 

Prefer to speak to someone? Call our Australian team now on 1300 786 045

Why choose Energy Locals for my electricity provider?

  • Award-winning – awarded Finder’s Green Energy Retailer of The Year (retail-only)
  • 10%, 50% or 100% GreenPower options
  • Australian owned and operated
  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees
  • Online portal to track usage and solar through your smart metre
  • Supporting solar through partners including Tesla, Sonnen and Enosi
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Where are Energy Locals plans available?

Residents, businesses and developers in Victoria, New South Wales, South-East Queensland, South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania can compare energy plans and make the switch to Energy Locals.

How many customers do Energy Locals have?

Energy Locals has over 46,000 customers in Australia, equating to just under 0.49% of residential customers.

What Our Happy Australian Customers Are Saying

Average of 4.5 Rating among users

How do Energy Locals work?

Energy Locals works by charging a monthly membership fee to give customers access to fixed wholesale electricity rates, rather than making money from usage charges. As a result, when you compare energy plans in Australia, Energy Locals have some of the most competitive prices.

Understanding Energy Locals memberships

Energy Locals is different from most energy retailers. Rather than choosing an energy plan to sign up for, you sign up for a yearly membership. Members have access to electricity at wholesale prices, which makes them some of the most competitive power prices around.

There are two membership options:

  • Local Member 
  • Online Member – lower monthly cost, direct debit and online support only

Both options include access to wholesale usage rates, no exit fees or lock-in contract, carbon offsets for 100% of your usage and solar feed-in tariff (FiT).

Energy Locals for businesses

An Energy Locals membership is a great way to save on energy bills for your business.

  • No lock-in contracts and no exit fees
  • No price gouging promise
  • Great electricity rates – pay wholesale prices
  • 100% carbon offsets
  • Zero hassle sign-up process

Does Energy Locals support clean energy?

Energy Locals don’t just support clean energy, they win awards for it! Most recently, they have been named Green Energy Retailer of the Year 2023 by Finder, for the third year in a row!

They are committed to a wide range of sustainability initiatives to help build a greener future.

  • Supporting the transition to renewable energy sources

By partnering with world-leading community and commercial partners, including Tesla, Sonnen, Co-Operative Power, Indigo Power, and a wide range of first-class building developers, Energy Locals are doing their part to accelerate the transition to renewable energy generation.

  • Carbon offsets

Every business and retail member is offset through the purchase and surrender of international carbon credits. Residential customers can also opt to offset their carbon emissions to help the journey to net zero.

  • Investment in renewable energy

Energy Locals are majority owned by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. Through their super management, they invest solely in renewable energy projects in Australia, the UK and the US.

  • Alternative power sources

For New South Wales customers, power is bought from Cape Byron Power, which uses sugarcane and wood waste to generate electricity.

  • GreenPower

Energy Locals are accredited by the government’s GreenPower scheme. When you choose to add 100%, 50% or 10% to your plan, the equivalent amount of energy will be added to the grid from renewable energy sources.

  • Sustainable energy solutions

Working with residential, commercial and industrial developments, Energy Locals help to equip new sites with solar power, electric vehicle charging stations and battery storage.

  • Green buildings

Energy Locals has partnered with some of Australia’s leading property developers to help create gold standard Green Buildings, using innovative technology and skills to create sustainable, clean buildings.

Does Energy Locals support clean energy

Who is Energy Locals owned by?

Energy Locals is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, one of the world’s leading investors in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure. It was established in 2016 and in 2021 merged with Energy Trade under the brand Energy Locals.

Switch to an Energy Locals energy plan

If you live in Victoria, New South Wales, South-East Queensland, South Australia, the ACT or Tasmania, we can help you compare energy plans from Energy Locals to save money on your bills.

Simply follow the steps below.

  1. Contact one of our friendly energy experts to compare energy plans by entering your details online or calling 1300 786 045.
  2. Discuss your unique energy needs.
  3. Receive our unbiased recommendations of plans from our panel of energy suppliers.
  4. If you like what you see and make the decision to switch, we’ll take care of everything, 100% free of charge!
  5. You have a 10-day cooling-off period to review your new plan and make sure you are happy with your choice.
  6. Relax and enjoy your savings!

Get Started Today

To compare energy in VIC, NSW, SE QLD, SA, the ACT and TAS, call CheapBills on 1300 786 045 or enter your details online.

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