More Than 1,000 South East Queenslanders Sign Up For Electricity Savings

In the first full day since Alinta Energy launched a new market-leading offer, more than 1,000 South East Queenslanders have already signed up to save hundreds of dollars per year on their electricity bills.
Jim Galvin, Executive Director, Retail Markets, said Alinta Energy was a successful challenger brand in other States and looked forward to increasing competition in South East Queensland.

“This overwhelming response has been even better than expected. Our experience of being a challenger brand in other States has shown that the best way to put downward pressure on electricity prices is to increase competition within a market,” Mr Galvin said.

“We’re confident that our new offer is the best one available to residential and small business customers in South East Queensland and we encourage people to visit to find out how much they could save on their current electricity arrangements.

“On top of that our solar feed-in tariff of 11 cents for 24 months, coupled with the 25% discount off electricity usage charges, means we have one of the strongest offers in the market. Given the take up of solar is so high in Queensland, this is a great thing for local people.”

Mr Galvin said Alinta Energy had already been selling gas and electricity to large commercial and industrial customers in Queensland for around five years but the new joint venture arrangement with CS Energy would allow it to establish an even stronger presence in the State.

“Alinta Energy owns the Braemer Power Station near Dalby and already has existing strong relationships with large commercial and industrial customers throughout Queensland,” he said.

“Our joint venture with CS Energy will allow us to expand our presence into the retail market and we are targeting growth of around 250,000 customers over the next few years.

“Alinta Energy is also creating around 100 new jobs for Queenslanders with these new roles expected to be in place over the next couple of months.”

Alinta Energy is an experienced retailer with a proven track record in competitive energy markets, with 800,000 customers across Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

About our offer for South East Queensland
  • New market-leading offer, 25% off electricity usage charges for 24 months when paid on time and in full1
  • 24 month benefit period, no lock in contract and no exit fees
  • Solar feed-in tariff of 11 cents
  • Strongest offer in the Queensland market: solar feed-in tariff coupled with the 25% discount off electricity usage charges
  • Customers in the Energex Distribution Area can visit to connect and take immediate advantage of this very attractive offer

About Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy is a leading Australian utility with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of up to 1,957MW, approximately 800,000 combined electricity and gas retail customers and over 400 employees across Australia and New Zealand. We have been supplying energy to customers in Australia for over 20 years. With award winning customer service, Alinta Energy is committed to playing a positive role in the future of Australia.

Alinta Energy’s portfolio includes gas-fired generation in several states, including the 502MW Braemar Power Station, south west of Dalby in Queensland. Alinta Energy also has a significant renewable energy investment strategy, having acquired the development rights to a ~500MW renewable energy project pipeline.