Energy pricing

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Energy contracts

Under the NECF, there are two types of energy contract available in South Australia: a standard retail contract and a market retail contract.

If you are unsure which type of energy contract you are on, check with your energy retailer.

Energy price comparisons

If you would like to find out how to get a free and independent comparison of generally available electricity or gas contracts you can access the Australian Energy Regulator’s energy price comparison service by contacting the ACCC’s Info Centre on 1300 302 502.

Energy retail market price deregulation

On 18 December 2012, the South Australian Government announced its decision to deregulate the energy retail market in South Australia.

This means that the energy standing contract price setting role previously performed by the Commission ceased on 1 February 2013.  As a result, retail energy contracts are no longer price regulated in South Australia.

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) will continue to determine the revenues or prices that network businesses in South Australia can charge.  Further information on the AER’s network price regulation role is available on its website at