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Origin Energy

These days, clean energy is a hot topic. Origin Energy are one of Australia’s leading providers of energy, focused on providing affordable and simple energy without sacrificing sustainability.
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Who are Origin Energy?

“Good energy” isn’t just something your hippie neighbour says about your aura. It’s also Origin Energy’s approach to providing sustainable, affordable energy that’s good for their customers and the planet. But they’re not just energy providers. They’re also a key part of Australia’s energy system, and are involved at every level of the supply chain, including:

  • Power generation: Origin Energy uses a range of energy sources to generate energy, from traditional fuels like coal and natural gas, to renewables like wind and sun.
  • Gas exploration and production: As a leader in gas production, Origin are constantly searching for natural gas reserves as a future energy source for Australia and the world.
  • Renewable energy: Origin Energy offer renewable energy plans which are powered by both wind and solar technologies.
  • Energy sales: One of Australia’s leading energy retailers, Origin supply their customers with electricity, natural gas, LPG, and solar energy plans.

What does Origin Energy Offer?

Origin Energy offer a range of products and plans for households and businesses including:

You could say they’re a one-stop shop for all your energy needs. If you want to take a closer look at Origin Energy’s plans and see which one could be suitable for you, use our online Comparison Tool.

What is ‘Good Energy’?

Origin Energy is committed to initiative in relation to the We Mean Business coalition, a group of businesses dedicated to tackling climate change. In fact, in 2015 they were the first energy company in the world to sign up to the first seven commitments of the coalition.

As part of their commitment to Good Energy, Origin Energy is on track to have renewable energy make up 25% of their generation mix by the end of 2020. They’re also working to ditch coal-fired generation by 2032.

Let’s hear a little bit more about Origin Energy’s commitment to sustainability from CEO Frank Calabria:

"Our position on climate change is absolutely clear. We unequivocally support measures to progressively reduce global emissions and acknowledge the role the energy sector needs to play in transitioning to a lower carbon future."

Why choose Origin Energy?

If you’re excited about Origin Energy’s commitment to sustainability, you might be wondering about some of the other benefits to becoming a customer. Origin Energy’s commitment to “Good Energy” isn’t just about sustainability. It’s also about providing their customers with affordable plans and great customer experiences.

So what does that mean for you as a potential Origin Energy customer? We’ve scoured their website to find some of the highlights (so that you don’t have to):

Competitive Plans and Discounts

With a real focus on affordability, Origin Energy offers quality plans that aren’t too hard on your wallet.

Rewards

A lot of our energy partners offer reward programs for their customers, and Origin Energy are no different. Spike is Origin’s program that uses technology to empower people to save energy. With Spike, Origin customers can earn points toward PayPal cash and gift card rewards when they meet energy saving goals during peak hours, when the demand on the electricity grid is high.

Customer Support

Customers can get in touch with Origin’s energy experts seven days a week online, on your favourite social media messaging app, or on the phone. And if you don’t want to chat with someone directly, they’ve got heaps of information on the Help & Support section of their website.

They’ve also got a whole host of great online tools that allow you to pay bills, move your plan to a new house, or switch plans without ever picking up the phone.

No Lock-In Contracts

If you change your mind about your plan, Origin make it easy to switch plans with no contracts or exit fees.

Transparency

Origin make it easy to see what you’ll really pay with each of their plans, with easy side-by-side comparison tables on their website.

Origin App

Origin recently launched an app to helps customers track their usage, budget, and see how much they’re spending before they get hit with an unexpectedly high bill. You can also easily set notifications and pay your bill through the app, so you’ll have no excuse to pay your bill on time every month. We love that.

What is Origin Solar?

Origin Energy have been offering solar plans for a decade and have installed over one million solar panels around Australia. There’s a lot to consider before installing solar panels in your home or business, but the solar energy experts at Origin can help walk you through things like:

  • Evaluating your energy usage;
  • Designing your solar panel system;
  • Installation, maintenance and repairs;
  • Cost;
  • Warranties.

With three solar plans to choose from, there could be one for you.

What are the benefits of Origin solar?

As part of their commitment to sustainability, Origin are keen to dramatically cut carbon emissions in Australia. They’re well on their way to meeting these ambitious goals with their premium solar offerings.

They offer:

  • Origin solar systems and accompanying plans;
  • Competitive plans for existing solar systems;
  • Competitive feed-in tariff offers that give you credit for the excess energy you supply;
  • Flexibility with a choice between upfront payment or an interest-free payment plan;
  • Simple online signup for new customers;
  • Solar plans tailored to state and usage;
  • Solar batteries that let you store energy for use at night.

Can I move house with Origin?

Moving house can be very stressful. Luckily, Origin Energy are here to take one thing off your list with fast and easy moving. You could even be connected one business day after signing up. Call iSelect’s friendly energy team to learn more about how we could connect you with Origin Energy at your new property.

I like the sound of this. What’s Next?

If you’re thinking about switching your energy plan, let us do the heavy lifting for you. Use our online tool to compare energy plans online, or call us on 13 19 20.

Last updated: 16/11/2020

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