Green Energy

With Origin GreenPower electricity and Green Gas, you’ll be able to cut back on your home’s green house gas emissions and reduce your impact on the environment.

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GreenPower is government accredited renewable electricity, generated from a source like solar or wind and built since 1997.

When you choose GreenPower electricity we'll have the percentage of electricity usage you’ve chosen matched into the electricity grid with electricity from GreenPower accredited renewable sources.

Only products that meet the rules and guidelines of the Government's GreenPower Program can carry the GreenPower ‘tick’ logo. So if you see that tick, it’s a guarantee that our GreenPower products are fully accredited by the Government.

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What is Origin Green Gas?

To help you reduce the impact of your natural gas use on greenhouse gas emissions, we offer Australia’s first Green Gas option.

When you choose Green Gas, we’ll make sure that the greenhouse gas emissions from your natural gas use are offset through our independently audited Carbon Reduction Scheme. You'll still receive supply in the same way as before, but you'll be doing your bit for the environment as well. Below you’ll find the 2014 calendar year Origin Green Gas audit reports.

GreenPower prices will change on 1 January 2016 for our Origin customers. Prices will increase for all GreenPower electricity product options that are shown as additional c/kWh charges on your Origin bill. GreenPower electricity charges are in addition to electricity usage charges.

There’s no change to Green Gas prices on 1 January.

For GreenPower price change details please see the pricing tables on this page.

Our GreenPower prices are going up because there’s been a rise in the market price of renewable energy.

Our GreenPower products are competitively priced, even with this price change. Green energy is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. As Australia’s leading green energy provider, we offer a choice of green energy options starting from 25% GreenPower electricity for a fixed additional charge per week.

For most customers, you’ll see a message on your bill from the date the price change takes effect (1 January 2016).  You’ll receive the message on the first bill after that date.

Or if you’re a GreenPower customer in Queensland on one of Origin’s market contract offers, you’ll receive a letter or email to let you know about the price change at least 10 business days prior to 1 January 2016 - the date the price change takes effect.

We review our prices from time to time, usually in January.

 

How much does it cost?

GreenPower charges depend on your energy plan or agreement. Here’s some estimates based on an average household’s quarterly electricity bill.*

Charges until 31 December

25% GreenPower 50% GreenPower 100% GreenPower
Charge (inc. GST) Charge (inc. GST) Charge (inc. GST)
$1 extra per week 1.99c extra per kWh 3.97c extra per kWh
Estimated extra cost Estimated extra cost Estimated extra cost
$1.00 per week or $13.00 per quarterly bill $1.85 per week or $25.00 per quarterly bill $3.85 per week or $50.00 per quarterly bill

Charges from 1 January 2016

25% GreenPower 50% GreenPower 100% GreenPower
Charge (inc. GST) Charge (inc. GST) Charge (inc. GST)
$1 extra per week 2.81c extra per kWh 5.61c extra per kWh
Estimated extra cost Estimated extra cost Estimated extra cost
$1.00 per week or $13.00 per quarterly bill $2.70 per week or $35.13 per quarterly bill $5.39 per week or $70.13 per quarterly bill

*based on annual electricity usage of 5,000kWh and a 13 week quarterly bill.
 

 

How much does it cost?

Green Gas is available on all residential natural gas plans, and it’ll only cost you an extra $1 a week.


Where does GreenPower come from?

Wind generation

Using the energy from the wind to turn the blades on the turbines that produce electricity.

Read more about Wind Energy

Mini hydro generation

Using power that is derived from the energy of moving water to produce electricity.

Read more about Hydro Energy

 

Solar generation

Using solar cells (photovoltaic cells) to convert the sun's rays into electricity.

Read more about Solar Energy

Biomass and biogas

Using organic sources such as plant material or methane gas from rubbish tips to generate electricity.

Read more about Bioenergy