We’ve changed our SA electricity prices, and some natural gas prices

 Good news, most Origin customers across South Australia will pay less for their electricity from 1 July 2020.

Our SA natural gas prices for small business customers will also come down for most customers, on 15 July 2020.

There’s no change to residential natural gas prices on 15 July 2020 – we’ve kept these prices at current rates.

 If you'd like more information on these changes, please read our customer FAQ below. 

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Electricity

We reduced our SA electricity prices on 1 July 2020 for most Origin residential and small business customers (except customers on Predictable Plan, Rate Freeze and Low Rate plans).

The average tariff for SA residential customers reduced by 5.6%, which equates to annual saving of $127*.

For small business customers, the average tariff reduced by 5.5%, which equates to an annual saving of $372*.

*Our calculation of the estimated annual cost/saving is based on the weighted average customer bill movement for all Origin electricity customers in South Australia across all distribution zones across all tariff types based on their average consumption.

This year, wholesale electricity costs went down, driven by more renewables coming online. Electricity network costs have also fallen in South Australia.

Natural gas

Good news on SA natural gas price changes for small business customers – prices will come down on 15 July 2020 for most customers (excludes Predictable Plan, Rate Freeze and Low Rate plans).

For SA small business customers, the average natural gas tariff reduced by 1.8%, which equates to an annual saving of $119*.

*Our calculation of the estimated annual cost/saving is based on the weighted average customer bill movement for all Origin natural gas customers in South Australia across all distribution zones across all tariff types based on their average consumption.

For residential customers with natural gas in SA, there’s no change to prices on 15 July 2020. Origin has kept these prices at current rates, by absorbing an increase in network costs.

Electricity

If your electricity prices have changed, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June detailing the changes. So you can see what’s changed, we’ve included what you currently pay, compared to your new rates.

You’ll also see the new prices on your electricity bills after 1 July 2020 (except customers on Predictable Plan, Rate Freeze and Low Rate plans).

On 19 June 2020, Origin published a notice in SA’s major metropolitan newspaper advising of the 1 July 2020 electricity price change.

You can also find charges and tariff information in our Basic Plan Information Documents.

Natural gas

If you’re a SA natural gas small business customer and your prices are changing, you will receive a letter or email from us about your prices in July, prior to the effective date of the change.

You’ll also see the new prices on your natural gas bills after 15 July 2020 (except customers on Predictable Plan, Rate Freeze and Low Rate plans).

On 30 June 2020, Origin published a notice in SA’s major metropolitan newspaper advising of the 15 July natural gas price change.

You can also find charges and tariff information in our Basic Plan Information Documents.

We change our electricity and natural gas prices occasionally and will let you know when we do. Prices include GST unless otherwise specified.

Yes. It’s good news, from 1 July 2020 our GreenPower electricity charges for 10%, 20%, 25%, 50% and 100% will reduce for most customers.

You will receive a letter or email from us about the change in June.

Yes. Our SA standard retailer feed-in tariff will change from 10.0c/kWh to 8.0c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any) on 1 July 2020.

If you have solar and you’re affected by this change, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June about the solar feed-in tariff change. You’ll also see any new solar feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July. 

There’s no change to SA gas hot water and any unmetered appliances charges on 15 July 2020. For any upcoming changes, you would be advised by letter or email prior to the effective date of the change.

Yes. There are two fee changes for customers on market contracts. These are:

  • Mastercard debit card payment fee reduction – coming down from 0.32% (incl GST) to 0.20% (incl GST) from 1 July 2020 to reflect how much it costs Origin to process these payments.
Electricity and natural gas customers will receive a message on their bill from 1 July 2020 about the change.
 
  • Meter works administration fee – there’s a variation to the Market terms relating to this fee: from 1 August 2020 we may change the amount of the fee from time to time. You can visit our fees and charges for the current fee amount at any point in time. 

This fee relates to electricity customers on market contracts. If affected, you would have received a letter or email from us in June with further detail about these changes. 

Yes. In addition to price reductions for a number of SA customers, we’re continuing to provide additional support to those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

We’ve paused all late payment fees and are not disconnecting or default listing any customers in financial distress until at least 31 July 2020.

We’ve continued to support customers through our hardship program, providing access to personalised payment plans, home energy advice and access to financial counsellors. You can find information on our website about payment options and financial assistance.

For residential customers, call 1300 788 590 between 7am to 7pm weekdays.

For small business customers, call 1300 661 544 between 8am – 6pm (AEST), Monday to Friday. 

You can also chat live with our team (Monday to Saturday).