Origin, Australia’s largest integrated energy company, has expanded into the ACT, providing Canberrans with a greater range of energy choices.
Until now, the ACT has had only two energy retailers to choose from, while customers in other states have enjoyed the benefits of much greater competition. Victoria has 16 active electricity retailers, South Australia 13, New South Wales 12, and South East Queensland 10.
“The majority of gas customers in ACT and almost half of electricity customers surveyed do not even know they have a choice of energy retailer,” said Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Markets, Origin.
“By opening our gas and electricity business for customers in the ACT, Origin will provide locals with many benefits that they have been asking for.”
A survey conducted by Nature Research highlighted a number of things that customers expect from their energy retailer, with seventy-one per cent of respondents believing that it is important to have a range of energy retailers to choose from.